Liberal Arts: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Liberal Arts: Social and Behavioral Sciences Associate in Arts Degree (60 units total, 18 units in the major): The Liberal Arts degrees are designed for students who wish to have a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an area of emphasis. This emphasis allows students to satisfy general education requirements as well as focus on transferable course work. It is ideal for students who plan on transferring to California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) for a major in education or for a major that Cerro Coso does not offer. Please consult with a counselor for information regarding your intended major at the specific college or university of your choice.
Courses in Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences AA degree emphasize the perspectives, concepts, theories and methodologies of the disciplines that comprise study in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students study about themselves and others as members of a larger society. Topics and discussion to stimulate critical thinking about ways people have acted in response to their societies will allow students to evaluate how societies and social subgroups operate. This Area of Emphasis is appropriate for students intending to transfer into such majors as Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology. If you have questions about whether this area of emphasis is an appropriate choice for your major, please consult with a counselor or educational advisor.
A minimum of 18 units are required in one Area of Emphasis listed below. For depth of study, 2 or more courses in one discipline required. For breadth of study, courses must be taken from 2 or more disciplines within the Area of Emphasis. Courses selected may also be used to fulfill GE areas, refer to each transfer institution policy.
Courses required for the associate degree major at Cerro Coso Community College may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to identify the courses needed from the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals.
You must complete a minimum of 60 units, including the courses listed in the major and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of "A", "B", or "C" in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College.
Your transfer institution may require some of the courses to be taken for a grade. Please consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to determine any limitations on Pass/No Pass grading in major preparation courses.
Completion of the Cerro Coso local General Education Pattern DOES NOT prepare a student for transfer. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year school, depending on your transfer goal, you should select Option B or C only. For more information refer to the general education section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Identify and apply methods, such as observation, hypothesis development, experimentation, evaluation of evidence or measurement and data collection, used by social scientists to study human behavior.
- Identify and analyze theories explaining the individual, social, historical, political, or economic activities of men and women.
- CC Online
- Ridgecrest Indian Wells Valley Campus
- Lake Isabella Kern River Valley Campus
- Edwards AFB East Kern Center
- Bishop/Mammoth Lakes Eastern Sierra Center Campus
Consult a counselor at your local campus for degree pathway options.
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Select at least 18 units from the following courses:
For depth of study, 2 or more courses in one discipline required. For breadth of study, courses must be taken from 2 or more disciplines within the Area of Emphasis.
|ADMJ C101||Intro Administration of Justice||3 Units|
|ANTH C111||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH C121||Physical Anthropology||3|
|CHDV C104||Child, Family, and Community||3|
|CHDV C105||Intro to Infant Development||3|
|CHDV C106||Child Growth and Development||3|
|ECON C101||Introduction to Economics||3|
|HIST C103||Western Civilization I||3|
|or HIST C103H||Western Civilization I - Honors||4|
|HIST C104||Western Civilization II||3|
|or HIST C104H||Western Civilization II - Honors||4|
|HIST C131||History of the United States I||3|
|or HIST C131H||History of the United States I - Honors||4|
|HIST C132||History of United States II||3|
|or HIST C132H||History of United States II - Honors||4|
|HIST C209||History of Mexico||3|
|HIST C218||California History||3|
|MATH C121||Elementary Probability & Statistics||4|
|POLS C101||American Government||3|
|or POLS C101H||American Government - Honors||4|
|PSYC C101||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYC C101H||General Psychology - Honors||4|
|PSYC C211||Lifespan Development||3|
|PSYC C241||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYC C251||Human Sexuality||3|
|PSYC C271||Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences||3|
|SOCI C101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOCI C131||Sociology of Women||3|
|SOCI C210||Diversity and Film||3|
|SOCI C220||Perspectives on Race, Class and Gender||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION A||Cerro Coso Local General Education Pattern|
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|