• Social Sciences (059.2)
    Associate of Arts

    Allegheny, Boyce, North, South

    This program prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution with a broad college background and skill and knowledge in the social sciences. Students can pursue an overall general degree or develop a concentration in sociology/anthropology, history or political science.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of public and constitutional law and the political institutions and processes of the government of the United States.
    2. Discuss and analyze the dynamics of politics and power in political systems in the modern world.
    3. Historical Context. Demonstrate knowledge of American and world history sufficiently to be able (1) to read, comprehend, recall and discuss historical interpretation and data, (2) to place events and the interpretation of those events in an appropriate temporal and spatial context, including a meaningful chronological order and within a larger scheme of historical evolution and appreciation of historical epochs.
    4. Differentiate among the fundamental theoretical perspectives of sociology and/or anthropology.
    5. Define social structures in the form of the social institutions (e.g., religion, government, economy and media) and other critical structures such as stratification as well as social forces such as conformity and discrimination.


    Graduates may earn a bachelor’s degree in geography, history or political science and prepare for study in the professions, including education and the law.

     

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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    ENG-101English Composition 13
    HIS-101History of Western Civilization 13
    HIS-104United States History 13
    SOC-101Introduction to Sociology3
    -Computer Information Technology Elective3–4
     Humanities Electives
    Recommended Humanities Electives are Ethics, Logic, and Speech
    3
    Total Credits: 15–16
    Students select HIS-101 or HIS-104

    Second Semester

     
    Course #Course NameCredits
    ANT-101Introduction to Anthropology 3
    ENG-102English Composition 23
    POL-101Introduction to Political Science3
    POL-103American Government 3
    MATMathematics Elective3-4
     Humanities Elective
    See list of suggested courses above.
    3
    Total Credits: 15–16

    Students select POL-101 or POL-103

    Mathematics Elective Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses appropriate to specific program areas.

    Third Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    -English Elective3
    -Science Elective3–4
     Restricted Electives in Concentration
    See concentration areas and options below
    6
     Social Science Electives or Humanities Electives 3
    Total Credits: 15–16
    Students select Social Science Elective or Humanities Elective.
    Social science electives include alpha codes ANT, CJC, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY and SOC.
    Humanities electives recommended are ethics, logic and speech

    Fourth Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    -English Elective3
     Mathematics or Science Elective
    Students should consult with a Transfer Counselor when selecting the Mathematics or Science elective.
    3–4
     Social Science Elective
    See list of options above.
    3
     Restricted Electives in Concentration
    See concentration areas and options below
    6
    Total Credits: 15–16

    Social Science Concentrations

    General Social Science
    Student to select four courses with the alpha codes of ANT, CJC, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY and SOC.

    Anthropology and Sociology
    Student to select four courses with the alpha codes of ANT and SOC.

    History
    Student to select four courses with the alpha codes of HIS and GEO.

    Political Science
    Student to select four courses with the alpha codes of ECO and POL.

     

    Minimum Credits to Graduate: