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Social and Behavioral Sciences (AA) Area Majors Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Fall 2006


The Social and Behavioral Sciences major is intended for the student who wants to explore the social and behavioral sciences as a foundation of lifelong learning, or as an introduction to the related fields of Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, History, Social Science, and/or Political Science. This degree will not be awarded concurrently or subsequent to a degree in any of those fields.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (AA) program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Social and Behavioral Sciences Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 18.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 7Agricultural Economics3.00
AJ 25Community Relations3.00
AJ 56Crime and Criminal Justice in Society3.00
ANTHRO 2Cultural Anthropology3.00
ANTHRO 21American Folklore and Folklife3.00
ANTHRO 3Prehistory & Archaeology3.00
ANTHRO 30Global Culture and Traditional Peoples3.00
ANTHRO 32Native Cultures of North America3.00
BAD 10American Business in Its Global Context3.00
CHLD 10Developmental Stages of Childhood3.00
CHLD 68Issues in Diversity3.00
CHLD 90.1Child, Family, Community Interrelationships3.00
COMM 10Introduction to Communication Studies3.00
COMM 7Intercultural Communication3.00
COUN 20Sex and Gender3.00
COUN 74Identity and Cultural Diversity3.00
ECON 10The Making of Economics3.00
ECON 1APrinciples of Economics3.00
ECON 1BPrinciples of Economics3.00
ECON 20The American Economy3.00
ECON 30The Global Economy3.00
GEOG 3Regional Geography of the World3.00
GEOG 7Cultural3.00
HIST 17.1History of the United States to 18773.00
HIST 17.2History of the United States from 1877 to Present3.00
HIST 18.1Hist of Women & Social Change in the US Thru Reconstruction3.00
HIST 18.2History of Women & Social Chng in the US from Reconstruction3.00
HIST 20History of the US Since 19453.00
HIST 21Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
HIST 22History of California3.00
HIST 30African-American History3.00
HIST 33History of Mexico3.00
HIST 8.1History of the Americas to 18803.00
HIST 8.2History of the Americas from 18803.00
POLS 1Introduction to United States Government3.00
POLS 18Political Theory3.00
POLS 2Introduction to Comparative Government3.00
POLS 20Political Power: the Experience of American Cultural Groups3.00
POLS 25Introduction to International Relations3.00
POLS 70California State & Local Government3.00
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
PSYCH 3Human Sexuality3.00
PSYCH 30Social Psychology3.00
PSYCH 34Psychological Principles of Racism & Sexism3.00
PSYCH 35Psychology of Identity3.00
PSYCH 4Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 40Psychological Perspectives on Gender3.00
PSYCH 5Abnormal Psychology3.00
PSYCH 53Growth & Communications3.00
SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 10Marriage & the Family3.00
SOC 2Social Problems & Deviance3.00
SOC 3Self and Society3.00
SOC 30Race & Ethnic Relations3.00
SOCS 100American Politics3.00
SOCS 12Environmental Policy and Politics3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2006

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2007

Previous Versions:

Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2004

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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