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General Studies – Emphasis in Social Sciences

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The General Studies degree with an area of emphasis is designed to give students a broad introduction to an area of knowledge represented by related disciplines and topics. This degree is intended for students who may not be intending to pursue a specific occupational major, nor are they necessarily planning to transfer. However, careful educational planning with a counselor will help to ensure that if a student did decide at a later date to transfer to a university, they would have a foundation in the transfer planning process. Students will select an “Area of Emphasis” based on their interests and educational goals.

These courses emphasize the perspective, concepts, theories and methodologies of the variety of disciplines that comprise study in the social sciences. Students will study human experience in the context of the larger society. Students will study how individuals, social subgroups, and societies operate in relation to each other. This emphasis includes lower division coursework that prepares students for potential careers in the helping professions such as teaching, business, government, social work, and non-profit organizations.

To acquire the Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies with an Emphasis in Social Sciences, it is necessary to complete the graduation requirements of the College, along with the following:

Major Advising Sheet: General Studies – Social Sciences 20-21