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Social and Behavioral Sciences Major (AA) Area Deans Total Units: 19

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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.

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.

Previous Versions:

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


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 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, 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.

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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Social and Behavioral Sciences 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 7 Agricultural Economics3.00
AJ 25 Community Relations3.00
AJ 56 Crime and Criminal Justice in Society3.00
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology3.00
ANTHRO 3 Prehistory & Archaeology3.00
ANTHRO 21 American Folklore and Folklife3.00
ANTHRO 30 Anthropology of Globalization3.00
ANTHRO 32 Native Cultures of North America3.00
ANTHRO 34 Native Cultures of California3.00
BAD 10 American Business in Its Global Context3.00
CHLD 10 Child Growth and Development3.00
CHLD 68 Issues in Diversity3.00
CHLD 90.1 Child, Family, Community Interrelationships3.00
COMM 7 Intercultural Communication3.00
COMM 10 Introduction to Communication Studies3.00
COUN 20 Sex and Gender3.00
COUN 74 Identity and Cultural Diversity3.00
ECON 1 Principles of Macroeconomics3.00
ECON 2 Principles of Microeconomics3.00
ECON 12 Introduction to Economics and the Environment3.00
GEOG 3 World Regional Geography3.00
GEOG 7 Introduction to Human Geography3.00
HIST 5 History of the Modern Middle East3.00
HIST 8.1 History of Latin America from Pre-Columbian to 18303.00
HIST 8.2 History of Latin America from 1830 to Present3.00
HIST 17.1 History of the United States to 18773.00
HIST 17.2 U.S. History from 18773.00
HIST 18.1 History of Women in the United States to 18773.00
HIST 18.2 History of Women in the United States Since 18773.00
HIST 20 History of the US Since 19453.00
HIST 21 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
HIST 22 History of California3.00
HIST 26 History of Chicanos and Latinos from 1848 to Present3.00
HIST 30 African American History3.00
HIST 33 History of Mexico3.00
POLS 1 Introduction to United States Government3.00
POLS 2 Introduction to Comparative Government3.00
POLS 18 Political Theory3.00
POLS 25 Introduction to International Relations3.00
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
PSYCH 3 Human Sexuality3.00
PSYCH 4 Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 5 Abnormal Psychology3.00
PSYCH 7 Theories of Personality3.00
PSYCH 30 Social Psychology3.00
PSYCH 34 The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.00
PSYCH 35 Psychology of Identity3.00
PSYCH 40 Psychological Perspectives on Gender3.00
PSYCH 57 Introduction to Sports Psychology3.00
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 2 Modern Social Problems3.00
SOC 3 Self and Society3.00
SOC 10 Close Relationships and Family Life3.00
SOC 30 Race and Ethnic Relations3.00
SOCS 12 Environmental 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 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

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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