Social Science

Social Science Associate in Arts Degree 2020-2021

(Major C.7410.AA)

Students who complete the requirements for the Social Science Associate Degree will acquire a knowledge of human behavior, society, and institutions through the study of courses in Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The Social Science program is well suited for the transfer student who completes his/ her education at Clovis Community College.

Major requirements (21 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Choose from a minimum of four separate disciplines:

Anthropology ANTHRO
Course Course Description Units
ANTHRO 1 Biological Anthropology 3
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTHRO 3 Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory 3
ANTHRO 4 Introduction to Anthropology 3
Child Development CHDEV
Course Course Description Units
CHDEV 38 Lifespan Development 3
Course Course Description Units
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3
Geography GEOG
Course Course Description Units
GEOG 6 World Regional Geography 3
History HIST
Course Course Description Units
HIST 1 Western Civilization to 1648 3
HIST 2 Western Civilization from 1648 3
HIST 11 History of the United States to 1877 3
HIST 12 or
History of the US Since 1865 or
Honors History of the United States Since 1865
HIST 20 Comparative World Civilizations to 1600 3
HIST 22 History of American Women 3
HIST 23 World History II (2), Since 1500 3
HIST 32 History of the Mexican American People 3
Political Science POLSCI
Course Course Description Units
American Government or
Honors American Government
POLSCI 3 Introduction to Political theory and Thought 3
POLSCI 5 Comparative Government 3
POLSCI 24 International Relations 3
POLSCI 110 American Institutions 3
Psychology PSY
Course Course Description Units
PSY 2 or
American Government or
Honors American Government
PSY 5 Social Psychology 3
PSY 16 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 25 Human Sexuality 3
PSY 38 Lifespan Development 3
Sociology SOC
Course Course Description Units
SOC 1A Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1B Critical Thinking about Social Problems 3
SOC 2 American Minority Groups 3
SOC 32 Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce: Family and Interpersonal Relationships 3

Additional Information

  1. Identify the main characteristics, concepts, ideas, and theories of at least four social science disciplines including Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
  2. Use Social Science concepts to analyze cultural, global, political, psychological, and social issues.

Faculty Advisor(s): Brown, Hanson, Huigen, Jackson-Ybarra, Libby, McPhee, Phillips, Schoenburg, Walker

2020-2021 Social Science Associate in Arts Degree