Area of Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences

These courses emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding and study of human behavior. Students evaluate and interpret human societies; the institutions, organizations and groups that compose them; and the way individuals and groups relate to one another. Students develop an appreciation of the various approaches and methodologies of the disciplines.
The area of Social and Behavioral Science is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree at a transfer institution in a social and behavioral science-related major.
Common university majors in this field include: Afro American Studies, Anthropology, Archeology, Behavioral Science, Black Studies, Chicano Studies, Child Development, Cognitive Science, Community Studies, Criminal Justice/Justice Studies, Cultural Geography, Developmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Gerontology, Global Studies, History, Human Services, International Relations, Law, Peace and Conflict Studies, Policy Analysis, Political Science, Psychobiology, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Social Science, Sociology.
This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major should be selected with the assistance of a San Diego City College counselor.

Associate in Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Courses Required for the Major:

Students should complete a minimum of 18 units including both Social and Behavioral Science courses:

  • ADJU 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice
  • ADJU 102 Criminal Law I
  • ANTH 102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 104 Laboratory in Physical Anthropology
  • ANTH 107 Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANTH 115 Introduction to Archaeological Field Work
  • ANTH 210 Introduction to California Indians
  • ANTH 215 Cultures of Latin America
  • BIOL 200 Biological Statistics
  • MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
  • PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics
  • BLAS 100 Introduction to Black Studies
  • BLAS 104 Black Psychology
  • BLAS 115 Sociology from a Black Perspective
  • BLAS 116 Contemporary Social Problems from a Black Perspective
  • BLAS 120 Black Music
  • BLAS 130 The Black Family
  • BLAS 135 Introduction to Black Politics
  • BLAS 140A History of the U.S., Black Perspectives
  • BLAS 140B History of The U.S., Black Perspectives
  • BLAS 145A Introduction to African History
  • BLAS 145B Introduction to African History
  • BLAS 150 Black Women in Literature and the Media
  • BLAS 155 Afro-American Literature
  • BLAS 165 Sexuality and Black Culture
  • CHIC 110A Introduction to Chicano Studies
  • CHIC 110B Introduction to Chicano Studies
  • CHIC 130 Mexican Literature in Translation
  • CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature
  • CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation
  • CHIC 141A United States History from a Chicano Perspective
  • CHIC 141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective
  • CHIC 150 History of Mexico
  • CHIC 170 La Chicana
  • CHIC 190 Chicano Images in Film
  • CHIC 201 Pre-Columbian Cultures of MesoAmerica
  • CHIC 210 Chicano Culture
  • CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development
  • CHIL 121 Curriculum: Art
  • CHIL 131 Curriculum: Language/Science
  • CHIL 141 The Child, Family and Community
  • CHIL 151 Program Planning
  • CHIL 152 School Age Program Planning
  • CHIL 160 Observing and Understanding Children
  • CHIL 161 Observations and Issues in Child Development
  • CHIL 162 Observing and Guiding Child Behavior
  • CHIL 165 Children With Special Needs
  • CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and Development
  • CHIL 176 Principles of Infant/Toddler Caregiving
  • CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children
  • CHIL 202 Administration of Early Childhood Programs
  • CHIL 210 Supervision of Early Childhood Programs
  • CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems
  • CISC 190 Java Programming
  • FUTR 101 Introduction to Futures Studies
  • GEND 101 Introduction to Gender Studies
  • GEOG 102 Cultural Geography
  • GEOG 104 World Regional Geography
  • HIST 100 World History I
  • HIST 101 World History II
  • HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I
  • HIST 106 Introduction to Western Civilization II
  • HIST 109 History of the United States I
  • HIST 110 History of the United States II
  • HIST 115A History of the Americas I
  • HIST 115B History of the Americas II
  • HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations
  • HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times
  • HIST 123 U.S. History from the Asian Pacific American Perspective
  • HUMS 101 Introduction to Human Aging
  • HUMS 110 Social Work Fields of Service
  • HUMS 120 Introduction to Social Work
  • LIBS 101 Information Literacy and Research Skills
  • MATH 119 Elementary Statistics
  • PEAC 101 Introduction to Peace Studies
  • PEAC 102 Nonviolence and Conflict Resolution
  • PEAC 201 Environmental Sustainability, Justice and Ethics
  • POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLI 102 The American Political System
  • POLI 103 Comparative Politics
  • POLI 140 Contemporary International Politics
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology
  • PSYC 135 Marriage and Family Relations
  • PSYC 137 Human Sexual Behavior
  • PSYC 155 Introduction to Personality
  • PSYC 161 Introduction to Counseling
  • PSYC 166 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • PSYC 211 Learning
  • PSYC 230 Psychology of Lifespan Development
  • PSYC 245 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 255 Introduction to Psychological Research
  • PSYC 259 Behavioral Science Statistics Laboratory
  • PSYC 260 Introduction to Physiological Psychology
  • SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology
  • SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems
  • SOCO 125 Sociology of the Family
  • SOCO 150 Sociology of Latinos/Latinas
  • SOCO 201 Advanced Principles of Sociology
  • SOCO 223 Globalization and Social Change
  • SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish
Total Units = 18