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Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary program promoting an appreciation for the interrelatedness of Geography, History, Philosophy and Political Sciences by exposing students to their varied methodologies. The Social Science Program prepares students for transfer into either a major in Social Sciences or for the single subject teaching credential at four year institutions.

Program Emphasis

Courses in this program emphasize student learning outcomes, such as the development of critical thinking and communications skills to analyze problems, conceptualize theses, develop arguments, weigh evidence and derive conclusions; development of the ability to articulate the critical thinking outcomes through writing and/ or speaking or by other modes of communication; and the development of an awareness of civic responsibilities and a thorough knowledge of global issues.

Award Type Units

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes