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Social and Behavioral Sciences (AA) Area Majors Total Units: 18
Term Effective: Fall 2024


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 major is broad and exploratory in nature and does not necessarily fulfill the lower division requirements for transfer in a specific discipline.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify major theoretical approaches across a variety of disciplines within the Social and Behavioral Sciences (i.e Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Political Science and Economics);
  2. Employ critical thinking and writing skills in the analysis of complex issues; and
  3. Develop a global world view that encompasses diverse perspectives.

Program Requirements:

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

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements

Social and Behavioral Sciences 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 3Introduction to Archaeology3.00
ANTHRO 4Ancient Peoples and Society3.00
ANTHRO 5The Anthropology of Language, Communication, and Culture3.00
ANTHRO 21American Folklore and Folklife3.00
ANTHRO 30Anthropology of Globalization3.00
ANTHRO 32Native Cultures of North America3.00
ANTHRO 34Native Cultures of California3.00
ANTHRO 42Cannabis and Culture3.00
BAD 10American Business in Its Global Context3.00
BEHSC 49Independent Study in Behavioral Sciences1.00-3.00
CHLD 10Child Growth and Development3.00
CHLD 68Working With Children and Families in a Diverse Society3.00
CHLD 90.1Child, Family, Community Interrelationships3.00
COMM 7Intercultural Communication3.00
COMM 10Introduction to Communication Theory3.00
COUN 7Identity and Cultural Diversity3.00
COUN 20Sex and Gender3.00
CS 57.11Social Media, the Internet, and Society3.00
ECON 1Principles of Macroeconomics3.00
ECON 2Principles of Microeconomics3.00
ECON 12Introduction to Economics and the Environment3.00
GEOG 3World Regional Geography3.00
GEOG 7Introduction to Human Geography3.00
HIST 5History of the Modern Middle East3.00
HIST 6The Holocaust3.00
HIST 8.1History of Latin America from Pre-Columbian to 18303.00
HIST 8.2History of Latin America from 1830 to Present3.00
HIST 17.1History of the United States to 18773.00
HIST 17.2United States History from 18773.00
HIST 18.1History of Women in the United States to 18773.00
HIST 18.2History of Women in the United States Since 18773.00
HIST 20History of the US Since 19453.00
HIST 21Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
HIST 22History of California3.00
HIST 26History of Chicanx and Latinx from 1848 to present3.00
HIST 30African American History3.00
HIST 33History of Mexico3.00
KINES 5Sport and Society3.00
KINES 59Psychological Aspects of Sports Performance3.00
MEDIA 6Media, Culture, and Identity3.00
MEDIA 44Media Criticism3.00
POLS 1Introduction to United States Government3.00
POLS 2Introduction to Comparative Government3.00
POLS 11Introduction to the Fundamentals of Political Science3.00
POLS 12Environmental Policy and Politics3.00
POLS 18Political Theory3.00
POLS 25Introduction to International Relations3.00
POLS 70California State & Local Government3.00
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
PSYCH 1BIntroduction to Psychological Research Methods3.00
PSYCH 3Human Sexuality3.00
PSYCH 4Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 5Abnormal Psychology3.00
PSYCH 7Theories of Personality3.00
PSYCH 8Introduction to Lifespan Psychology3.00
PSYCH 9Introduction to Behavioral Sciences Statistics3.00
PSYCH 10Introduction to Biological Psychology3.00
PSYCH 11Introduction to Cognitive Psychology3.00
PSYCH 14Introduction to Positive Psychology3.00
PSYCH 15Introduction to Psychology of Consciousness3.00
PSYCH 30Social Psychology3.00
PSYCH 34The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.00
PSYCH 35Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment3.00
PSYCH 40Introduction to Psychology of Gender3.00
SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 2Modern Social Problems3.00
SOC 3Self and Society3.00
SOC 5Sociological Research Methods3.00
SOC 10Close Relationships and Family Life3.00
SOC 15Introduction to Sociology of Gender3.00
SOC 30Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2024

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.

Previous Versions:

Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2020
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2019
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2018
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2017
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2016
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2013
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2012
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2011
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2010
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2009
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2007
Social and Behavioral Sciences - effective Fall 2006
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.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


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