General Studies AA - Social Science Emphasis

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Social Sciences courses provide theory and instruction on the role of institutions, groups and individuals in society. These courses focus on the interaction of social, historic, economic, political, geographic, linguistic, religious, and/or cultural factors, with emphasis on the ways humans understand the complex nature of their existence. Courses emphasize the understanding of human and societal development within the context of issues which could divide people and culture (e.g., racism, colonialism, geopolitical issues and economic inequities) and the complex relationships between culture, individual development and historical context. Courses include discussion of skills and practices used by the social sciences: data collection, hypothesis development and testing, and critical evaluation of evidence.

Complete Major, MPC General Education Pattern, Competency Requirements, and 60 degree-applicable units.

Online courses that satisfy Associates Degree requirements
Select 18 units from at least two disciplines from the following courses:

Units

Offered Online

ADMJ 2

Introduction to Administration of Justice

3.0

ANTH 2

Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3.0

ANTH 4

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3.0

ANTH 6 Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory 3.0
ANTH 30
Gender in Global Perspective
3.0

ECED 1

Child Growth and Development

3.0

ECED 55

Child, Family, and Community

3.0

ECED 56

Teaching in a Diverse Society

3.0

ECON 2

Principles of Economics Macro

3.0

ECON 4

Principles of Economics Micro

3.0

EDUC 1 Introduction to Teaching and Education 2.0
EDUC 1L Education Service Learning Lab 1.0
EDUC 2 Critical Thinking and Public Education 3.0 
ETNC 5 African-American Arts and Music in American Culture 3.0

ETNC 10

Intercultural Relations in American Society

3.0

ETNC 22
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in American Society
3.0

ETNC 24
African Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0

ETNC 30
Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
3.0

ETNC 45

Introduction to Language and Society

3.0

GWOS 1

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

3.0

GWOS 10

Gender in American Politics

3.0

GWOS 12

Women in United States History

3.0

GWOS 30
Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
 3.0  ✓

GWOS 40

Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

HIST 7

World History to 1500

3.0

HIST 8

World History Since 1500

3.0

HIST 12

Women in United States History

3.0

HIST 15

History of California

3.0

HIST 17

United States History to 1877

3.0

HIST 18

United States History from 1865

3.0

HIST 20

History of Mexico

3.0

HIST 24
African Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0

HUMA 40

Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

LING 15

Introduction to Linguistics

3.0

LING 25

Introduction to Language and Gender

3.0

LING 30

Introduction to the History of the English Language

3.0

LING 35
Introduction to Nonverbal Communications
 3.0

LING 45

Introduction to Language and Society

3.0

LING 46

Introduction to Psycholinguistics

3.0

LING 49

Introduction to Discourse Analysis

3.0

LING 50

Introduction to Standard American English

3.0

      ✓

PHIL 40
Introduction to Feminist Theory
 3.0

POLS 1

Introduction to American Government and Politics

3.0

POLS 2

Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

3.0

POLS 5

Politics of Developing Countries

3.0

POLS 10

Gender in American Politics

3.0

PSYC 1

General Psychology

3.0

PSYC 3 Introduction to Social Psychology 3.0
PSYC 6
Psychology of Women
3.0

PSYC 19 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences 3.0 

PSYC 25

Lifespan Development

3.0

PSYC 38
Biological Psychology
 3.0

SIGN 10

Structure and Culture of American Sign Language

3.0

SOCI 1
Introduction to Sociology
3.0

SOCI 2

Contemporary Social Problems

3.0

SOCI 3 Introduction to Social Psychology 3.0
SOCI 22
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in American Society
3.0

SOCI 40

Introduction to Marriage and Family Life

3.0

Refer to the MPC Catalog for additional face-to-face courses offered at MPC that satisfy degree requirements.

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