Courses | B.A. in Social Science
Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.
The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.
Prerequisites and General Education
|HIST 100||World Civilizations I|
Highlights in the development of World civilization with an overview of Western, Asian, African and Latin American civilizations to 1500. Examination of comparative cultural contributions made in the arts, sciences, government and religions. Includes regional geographic studies. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum World History credit. Grade Mode: A.
|HIST 101||World Civilizations II|
Highlights in the development of World civilization with an overview of Western, Asian, African and Latin American civilizations since 1500. Examination of comparative cultural contributions made in the arts, sciences, government and religions. Includes regional geographic studies. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
|HIST 200||United States History to 1865|
A survey of U.S. History from the time of European settlement, to the colonial period, to independence from Britain, the formation of the republic and the constitution, the issues of the early 1800s, and the Civil War.
|HIST 201||United States History Since 1865|
A survey of U.S. history from Reconstruction, to the gilded age and progressive era, to the world wars, the cold war, and the present age. Major Supreme Court cases will be covered as will social and ethnic issues.
|POSC 225||Survey of American Government|
|The history, organization and function of the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the American government. Includes one hour per week involving students in a local government civic service or life experience activity. Satisfies the state requirement in institutions in American history. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum US History credit. Meets the requirement for United States Constitution for California teacher certification. Grade Mode: A.|
|HIST 480||Research Seminar|
|Special studies in history for majors utilizing the techniques of problem-solving, research and formal writing. Non-majors may undertake special study in specific geographical areas; Latin America, Europe, Asia, United States, Near East and Africa. Grade Mode: A.|
|POSC 204||Principles of Economics|
|Micro and macro economic terms and concepts of economic reasoning with an emphasis on the application of these concepts to current economic issues, including: the elements of America's market economy including supply and demand, profit, competition, pricing, incentives, private property and the debate between free market and regulation; the relationship between politics and economics; the U.S. labor market and aggregate economic behavior and policy; and international trade, and global regulation and cooperation. Grade Mode: A.|
|POSC 470||Political Science Research and Writing|
|Research and writing for Political Science majors (Political Science or Public Administration concentration). In-depth research of original sources and/or empirical studies, culminating in the development of a research paper. Special studies in public administration for majors utilizing the techniques of problem solving, research and effective communication and writing. Grade Mode: A.|
|SOCI 443||Methods of Sociological Research|
|This course examines the ways in which social researchers collect and analyze information. Experimental research designs, field research, survey techniques, and statistical data analysis are used quite frequently in our 'information society'. Political polls, opinion polls, market research, demographic studies, as well as sociological research rely on these techniques. This course is designed to give students a better understanding of these techniques so they can critically evaluate these types of social research. It is also designed to give students practical skills in conducting research which will be helpful no matter what profession they enter. Grade Mode: A.|
Students select multiple courses from upper-division Political Science, History, Sociology, and Cook School of Intercultural Studies. See catalog for details.