Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences, A.A.

Choose either Option B: CSU General Education Breadth or Option C: IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) for the General Education pattern which relates to your educational goal.

Complete 18 units in one “Area of Emphasis” from those outlined below. More than one area of emphasis may be awarded. (Note: Where appropriate, courses in the “Area of Emphasis” may also apply towards General Education areas on the General Education pattern).

AA.LA.SOCB.OPTB or AA.LA.SOCB.OPTC
 

The requirements for this degree may be met by completing the pattern described below plus all MSJC's General Education Option B (CSUGE) or Option C (IGETC) requirements. 

Additional major preparation or elective courses may be required for specific institutions, and students transferring to a CSU or UC can refer to ASSIST.ORG to review major preparation for specific majors and programs. Please meet with a Counselor for further transfer information. 

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option B or C37-39
Area of Emphasis18
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)3-9
  1. Associate Degree in Liberal Arts:
    1. General Education CSUGE or IGETC: 37-39 units
      Units necessary to meet CSU-GE Breadth or IGETC Certification requirements only.
    2. Areas of Emphasis: 18 units
      • A minimum of 18 units are required in any Areas of Emphasis listed below on either CSUGE or IGETC. For depth of study, 2 or more courses in one discipline are required. More than one area of emphasis may be awarded.
      • Courses selected may also be used to fulfill General Education (CSUGE and IGETC) areas. Students should be aware that each transfer institution will have their own double counting policy.
    3. Electives: 3-9 units
      Elective units may be necessary to total 60 overall units required for the Associate Degree. These units must be transferable to the CSU and/or UC for appropriate credit.
      Total Units: 60 transferable units

These 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.

CSU - Social and Behavioral Sciences

A minimum of 18 units are required in any Areas of Emphasis listed below on either CSUGE or IGETC. Select at least two courses from the same discipline.

Course Title Credits
Administration of Justice
AJ-102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
AJ-111Criminal Procedures3
American Sign Language
ASL-110Deaf Culture and Community3
Anthropology
ANTH-102Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-102HHonors Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-104World Prehistory3
ANTH-104HHonors World Prehistory3
ANTH-105North American Indians (formerly ANTH-103A)3
ANTH-107Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)3
ANTH-115Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH/HIST-121California Indians3
ANTH-125Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
ANTH-125HHonors Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Biology
BIOL/HIST-128History of Science3
BIOL/HIST-128HHonors History of Science3
Child Development & Education
CDE-110Child Development3
CDE-110HHonors Child Development3
CDE-125Child, Family and Community3
CDE-125HHonors Child, Family and Community3
Communication
COMM-108Intercultural Communication3
COMM-108HHonors Intercultural Communication3
COMM-116Gender and Communication3
Economics
ECON-201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-201HHonors Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON-202HHonors Principles of Microeconomics3
Education
ED-136Child Growth and Development During the School Years3
Ethnic Studies
ETHS/PS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/PS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/HIST-160Black History in American Context3
ETHS/HIST-160HHonors Black History in American Context3
Geography
GEOG-102Cultural Geography3
GEOG-107Urban Geography3
GEOG-108World Regional Geography3
GEOG-111Geography of California3
History
HIST-101Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-101HHonors Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-102Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-102HHonors Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-103World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-103HHonors World History to 1500 (formerly Honors History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-104World History Since 15003
HIST-104HHonors World History Since 15003
HIST-106The World Since 19003
HIST-106HHonors The World Since 19003
HIST-107The History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-107HHonors the History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-108The History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-108HHonors the History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-111U.S. History to 18773
HIST-111HHonors U.S. History to 18773
HIST-112U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-112HHonors U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-115Women in United States History3
HIST-115HHonors Women in United States History3
HIST-117History of India3
HIST-117HHonors History of India3
HIST-120California History3
HIST-120HHonors California History3
HIST/ANTH-121California Indians3
HIST-124Recent America: The U.S. Since 19453
HIST-124HHonors Recent America: The U.S. Since 19453
HIST-125Military History of the United States3
HIST/BIOL-128History of Science3
HIST/BIOL-128HHonors History of Science3
HIST-140History of Mexico3
HIST-140HHonors History of Mexico3
HIST-141History of Latin America to 18203
HIST-142History of Latin America Since 18203
HIST-150Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST-150HHonors Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST/ETHS-160Black History in the American Context3
HIST/ETHS-160HHonors Black History in the American Context3
Legal Assistant
LEG-100Foundations of the Legal System3
Physical Education
PE-126Sport Psychology3
Political Science
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-101HHonors Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-102Comparative Politics and Government3
PS-102HHonors Comparative Politics and Government3
PS/ETHS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
PS/ETHS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3
PS-105Introduction to Political Theory3
PS-105HHonors Introduction to Political Theory3
PS-106Introduction to International Relations3
PS-106HHonors Introduction to International Relations3
PS-120California Government3
PS-120HHonors California Government3
Psychology
PSYC-101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-101HHonors Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-102Personal Growth3
PSYC-103Human Development3
PSYC-103HHonors Human Development3
PSYC-104Psychology of Gender3
PSYC-104HHonors Psychology of Gender3
PSYC/SOCI-105Social Psychology3
PSYC/SOCI-105HHonors Social Psychology3
PSYC-107Psychobiology3
PSYC-107HHonors Psychobiology3
PSYC-108Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC-108HHonors Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC/SOCI-112Gender and Social Interaction3
PSYC-124Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Social Research Methodology)4
PSYC-124HHonors Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Honors Social Research Methodology)4
Social Justice Studies
SJS-101Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
SJS-101HHonors Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
Sociology
SOCI-101Principles of Sociology3
SOCI-101HHonors Principles of Sociology3
SOCI-102Contemporary Social Problems3
SOCI-103Marriage and the Family3
SOCI/PSYC-105Social Psychology3
SOCI/PSYC-105HHonors Social Psychology3
SOCI-106Intercultural Relations3
SOCI-108Human Sexuality3
SOCI-110Media and Society3
SOCI/PSYC-112Gender and Social Interaction3
SOCI-115Contemporary Chicano in Society3
SOCI-125Crime and Society3

IGETC - Social and Behavioral Sciences

A minimum of 18 units are required in any Areas of Emphasis listed below on either CSUGE or IGETC. Select at least two courses from the same discipline.

Course Title Credits
Administration of Justice
AJ-102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Anthropology
ANTH-102Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-102HHonors Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-104World Prehistory3
ANTH-104HHonors World Prehistory3
ANTH-105North American Indians (formerly ANTH-103A)3
ANTH-107Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)3
ANTH-115Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH/HIST-121California Indians3
ANTH-125Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
ANTH-125HHonors Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Biology
BIOL/HIST-128History of Science3
BIOL/HIST-128HHonors History of Science3
Child Development & Education
CDE-110Child Development3
CDE-110HHonors Child Development3
Economics
ECON-201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-201HHonors Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON-202HHonors Principles of Microeconomics3
Ethnic Studies
ETHS/PS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/PS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/HIST-160Black History in American Context3
ETHS/HIST-160HHonors Black History in American Context3
Geography
GEOG-102Cultural Geography3
GEOG-107Urban Geography3
GEOG-108World Regional Geography3
GEOG-111Geography of California3
History
HIST-101Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-101HHonors Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-102Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-102HHonors Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-103World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-103HHonors World History to 1500 (formerly Honors History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-104World History Since 15003
HIST-104HHonors World History Since 15003
HIST-106The World Since 19003
HIST-106HHonors The World Since 19003
HIST-107The History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-107HHonors the History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-108The History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-108HHonors the History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-111U.S. History to 18773
HIST-111HHonors U.S. History to 18773
HIST-112U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-112HHonors U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-115Women in United States History3
HIST-115HHonors Women in United States History3
HIST-117History of India3
HIST-117HHonors History of India3
HIST-120California History3
HIST-120HHonors California History3
HIST/ANTH-121California Indians3
HIST-124Recent America: The U.S. Since 19453
HIST-124HHonors Recent America: The U.S. Since 19453
HIST-125Military History of the United States3
HIST/BIOL-128History of Science3
HIST/BIOL-128HHonors History of Science3
HIST/THA-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3
HIST-140History of Mexico3
HIST-140HHonors History of Mexico3
HIST-141History of Latin America to 18203
HIST-142History of Latin America Since 18203
HIST-150Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST-150HHonors Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST/ETHS-160Black History in the American Context3
HIST/ETHS-160HHonors Black History in the American Context3
Physical Education
PE-126Sport Psychology3
Political Science
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-101HHonors Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-102Comparative Politics and Government3
PS-102HHonors Comparative Politics and Government3
PS/ETHS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
PS/ETHS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3
PS-105Introduction to Political Theory3
PS-105HHonors Introduction to Political Theory3
PS-106Introduction to International Relations3
PS-106HHonors Introduction to International Relations3
PS-120California Government3
PS-120HHonors California Government3
Psychology
PSYC-101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-101HHonors Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-102Personal Growth3
PSYC-103Human Development3
PSYC-103HHonors Human Development3
PSYC-104Psychology of Gender3
PSYC-104HHonors Psychology of Gender3
PSYC/SOCI-105Social Psychology3
PSYC/SOCI-105HHonors Social Psychology3
PSYC-107Psychobiology3
PSYC-107HHonors Psychobiology3
PSYC-108Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC-108HHonors Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC-124Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Social Research Methodology)4
PSYC-124HHonors Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Honors Social Research Methodology)4
Sociology
SOCI-101Principles of Sociology3
SOCI-101HHonors Principles of Sociology3
SOCI-102Contemporary Social Problems3
SOCI-103Marriage and the Family3
SOCI/PSYC-105Social Psychology3
SOCI/PSYC-105HHonors Social Psychology3
SOCI-106Intercultural Relations3
SOCI-108Human Sexuality3
SOCI-110Media and Society3
SOCI-115Contemporary Chicano in Society3
SOCI-125Crime and Society3
Theater Arts
THA/HIST-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3

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