The social sciences are those academic disciplines that deal with aspects of human society. Although different in their approaches, paradigms and perspectives, the social sciences share a concern for the study of human individuals and their thoughts, emotions and behavior. Adhering to the principles of the scientific method, they seek to describe, analyze and interpret individual and collective behavior.
By studying the social sciences, students will:
Demonstrate an awareness of diversity.
Demonstrate an understanding of individual and group behavior in various settings.
Examine the impact of social structure in individual and collective behavior.
Demonstrate an understanding of world events.
Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of research.
Students must earn a minimum of three credits from the following list of courses in order to meet the general education requirement for associate degree programs.