May 28, 2018  
2016-2018 Catalog 
  
2016-2018 Catalog

General Education - Area D: Social Sciences


Through a comprehensive study of American history and the development of American Institutions and ideals, students will acquire knowledge and skills that will help them comprehend the workings of American democracy and the society in which they live. Students will engage in comprehensive study of American government including the historical development of American institutions and ideals, the Constitution of the United States and the operation of representative democratic government under that Constitution, and the processes of state and local government. The knowledge and skills they acquire will enable them to contribute to society as responsible and constructive citizens.

Fifteen (15) units of social sciences distributed as follows:

American Institutions and Ideals
Dh U.S. HISTORY,
Dc U.S. CONSTITUTION, and
Dg CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT

  • Two courses (6 units)

(Dh): (HIST 130   or HIST 131 

(Dc, Dg): AIS 150 ,  PSCI 100 *

*Students transferring from other accredited institutions who have completed a course on United States government and the Constitution of the United States may replace PSCI 100 with a course on California state and local government: PSCI 415  (Dg) or HIST 347  (Dg).

(Dg): GEOG 341 , HIST 347  

The courses listed above satisfy this General Education requirement at the time the catalog was published. Check the Class Schedule for the most up-to-date list of courses satisfying this requirement.

 

D7 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Students will be able to identify the methods of inquiry for more than one social science discipline, summarize how the social science disciplines examined in these courses are inextricably interwoven, and explain the usefulness of an interdisciplinary approach for studying social phenomena and issues. They will be able to describe historical and contemporary perspectives of social issues and problems, and acknowledge both western and non-western contributions to current social issues and problems. Students will be able to demonstrate how and why race, class, and gender are among the most important categories of social scientific analysis.

  • One course (3 units)

Select from among:

AIS 101 
ANTH 200  

BRS 100  
ENVS 100  

ETST 101  
GBST 100 
HD 101 
LBST 100 
LING 255 
PSYC 210 
SOC 105 , SOC 205
WMST 101  

The courses listed above satisfy this General Education requirement at the time the catalog was published. Check the Class Schedule for the most up-to-date list of courses satisfying this requirement.

D Discipline-Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Course

Students will be able to identify the prevailing principles and methods of social science in at least one discipline, and explain the usefulness of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective and field of knowledge for social issues and problems. They will be able to describe historical and contemporary perspectives of social issues and problems, and acknowledge both western and non-western contributions to current social issues and problems. Students will be able to demonstrate how and why race, class, and gender are among the most important categories of social scientific analysis.

  • One course (3 units)^

Select from among: 

AIS 101 , AIS 240 , AIS 290  

ANTH 200 , ANTH 215  

BRS 100  

ECON 202  

ENVS 100  

ETST 101  

GBST 100  

GEOG 120 , GEOG 201  , GEOG 202  

HD 101  

HIST 130 , HIST 131  

LBST 100  

LING 121 , LING 255  

PSCI 100  

PSYC 100 , PSYC 210 PSYC 215  

SLP 251  

SOC 101 , SOC 105 , SOC 205

WMST 101  

The courses listed above satisfy this General Education requirement at the time the catalog was published. Check the Class Schedule for the most up-to-date list of courses satisfying this requirement.

Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be double-counted in any other category of the GE program.

^ Certain transfer students may be required to take two courses from this category. Check the Notice to Transfer Students at the beginning of Area D.