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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Six (6) units of social sciences at the lower-division, distributed as follows:

Dh: U.S. History (3 units)

Dc, Dg: U.S. Constitution and California Government* (3 units)

*Students transferring from other accredited institutions who have completed a course on United States government and the Constitution of the United States without the California state and local government specific component can satisfy Dg: California Government with one of the following courses:

Dg: California Government

Check the Class Schedule or Degree Planner for the most up-to-date list of courses satisfying this requirement.