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2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences, A.A. (059.2)


Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Arts

This program prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution with a broad college background and skill and knowledge in the social sciences. Students can pursue an overall general degree or develop a concentration in sociology/anthropology, history or political science.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of public and constitutional law and the political institutions and processes of the government of the United States.
  2. Discuss and analyze the dynamics of politics and power in political systems in the modern world.
  3. Historical Context. Demonstrate knowledge of American and world history sufficiently to be able to (1) read, comprehend, recall and discuss historical interpretation and data; and (2) place events and the interpretation of those events in an appropriate temporal and spatial context, including a meaningful chronological order and within a larger scheme of historical evolution and appreciation of historical epoch.
  4. Differentiate among the fundamental theoretical perspectives of sociology and/or anthropology.
  5. Define social structures in the form of the social institutions (i.e., religion, government, economy and media) and other critical structures such as stratification as well as social forces such as conformity and discrimination.

Graduates may earn a Bachelor's degree in Geography, History or Political Science and prepare for study in the professions, including education and the law.

Degree Requirements


Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60–64


1 Humanities electives recommended are ethics, logic and speech.

2 Social science electives include alphacodes ANT, CJC, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY and SOC.

Social Science Concentrations


General Social Science


Student to select four courses with the alphacodes of ANT, CJC, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY and SOC.

Anthropology and Sociology


Student to select four courses with the alphacodes of ANT and SOC.

History


Student to select four courses with the alphacodes of HIS and GEO.

Political Science


Student to select four courses with the alphacodes of ECO and POL.

Transfer Opportunities


Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to Capella University , Chatham University , La Roche University , Point Park University  and Robert Morris University . It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.