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Liberal Arts -Social & Behavioral Sciences (A.A.) 
(transfer option)

Courses emphasize the perspective, concepts, theories and methodologies of the disciplines typically found in the vast variety of disciplines that comprise study in the social and behavioral sciences. Students will 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.

The graduate of the AA program in liberal arts (transfer) – social & behavioral sciences will:

  • Develop an appreciation of the beauty and values that have shaped and enriched our culture.
  • Understand ways people have acted in response to their societies.
  • Identify and evaluate how societies and social subgroups operate.
  • Understand human behavior in relation to human, social, political and economic institutions.
  • Develop individual responsibility, personal integrity and respect for diverse people and culture.
  • Understand the past in order to understand and analyze present and future issues, problems and projects.

A total of 18 units with a minimum of one course in three different areas is required. 

Administration of Justice

AJ 101, 103


ANTH 102, 103

Early Childhood Studies

ECS 100, 101


BUS 121, 141
ECON 101, 102, 121, 141
GBST 141


GEOG 102, 103

Global Studies

GBST 101


HIST 103, 107, 108, 118, 119, 120
HUM 103

Political Science

POLS 101, 103, 104, 105


PSY 101, 104, 112, 113, 115, 117, 118


SOC 101, 102, 104, 110, 120, 155, 160


SPCH 103, 110

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