Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Science (AA)

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This degree provides an opportunity for students not intending to transfer to a four-year university to earn an Associate of Arts Degree with an area of emphasis in Social Sciences. This degree is designed to provide an introductory foundation in the social sciences and to prepare students for life in the global community by developing a core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for personal and professional success. The curriculum allows students to gain a basic knowledge of the culture and social organizations in which they exist as well as the behavior and social organizations of other human societies. Students will develop an understanding of the perspectives and methods of the social and behavioral sciences.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of psychology to predict the behavior of a society.
  • Describe the role of human behavior in social organizations.
  • Apply the scientific method to problem solving in the social sciences.

Career Opportunities

Teacher’s Aide, Social Services Intake Specialist, Social Security Case Manager, Entry Level Social Services Worker, Child Interview Specialist.

College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better from the following courses. Courses used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of this 18-unit minimum.
AGMT 001Agriculture Economics *3
AJ 011Introduction to Criminal Justice *3
AJ 025Constitutional Law *3
AJ 045Terrorism and Freedom *3
AJ 114Juvenile Delinquency *3
ANTH 010Cultural Anthropology *3
ANTH 012Archaeology *3
BUS 188Human Relations in Business *3
CFS 080Lifespan Development *3
CHLD 039Child Development-DS 1 *3
CHLD 042Child, Family & Society-DS2 *3
CHLD 158Teaching in a Diverse Society3
COMM 009Intercultural Communication *3
ETHN 001Black American Studies *3
ETHN 002American Indian Studies *3
ETHN 003Chicana and Chicano Studies *3
ETHN 004Asian American Studies *3
ETHN 005Ethnic Origins of Whiteness *3
ECON 025Introduction to Economics *3
ECON 040Principles of Microeconomics *3
ECON 050Principles of Macroeconomics *3
GEOG 002World Regional Geography *3
HIST 004History of Western Civilization to 1648 *3
HIST 005Western Civilization Since 1648 *3
HIST 017People of the US to 1877 *3
HIST 018People of the US from 1865 *3
HIST 023Mexican American *3
HIST 025World History to 1500 *3
JOUR 007Mass Communication *3
JOUR 020Cultural Issues in Film/TV/Web *3
NUTR 020Cultural Foods *3
PSY 001General Psychology *3
PSY 005Social Psychology *3
PSY 010Human Sexuality *3
PSY 034Abnormal Psychology *3
PSY 133Personal and Social Growth *3
SOC 001Introduction to Sociology *3
SOC 002Social Problems *3
SOC 026Marriage and Family Life *3
SOC 043Sociology of Deviance *3
POLS 005Federal, State and Local Government *3
POLS 006Comparative Politics *3
POLS 008International Relations *3
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units
The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).