Social Sciences Overview Offers students an opportunity to explore the social sciences in depth. The option provides a focused concentration on the social sciences for students interested in psychology, sociology, environmental studies, political science, and anthropology within the framework of a traditional liberal arts education. This program can be completed fully online. What You'll StudyCourse Sequencing LSS You’ll build on a foundation in the Behavioral and Social Sciences by taking advanced courses in the fields of Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. You’ll learn how human psychology informs the structure of society as well as how societies can shape the behavior of individuals. The analytical work you’ll do in these classes will help you become more aware of how your own behavior is interrelated with biology as well as culture. You’ll also develop the ability to frame and pursue significant questions about human societies with scientific rigor. Please note that transfer to many four-year colleges and universities may require the completion of four sequential semesters of World Languages. Transfer specialists recommend using electives to start language requirements at the community college prior to transfer. Curriculum Documents Social Sciences (LSS) required courses - from our official academic catalogDegree completion checklist (2022-23) • Worksheet to track your progress towards completing this program if you start this year To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled. This is just one way you might complete the Social Sciences program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Social Sciences program description from our official academic catalog.Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2 ENG Comp. I MAT course Social Science 100-level course PSY 101 Open elective ENG Comp. II PCS 101, 131 or 141 Social Science 200 level course SOC 101 Lab Science course ENG 200 level course Social Science 200 level course (2) HIS course Open elective HUM course Social Science 200-level course (2) Lab Science course Open elective Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2ENG Comp. I MAT course ENG Comp. II PCS 101, 131, or 141 HIS course PSY 101 SOC 101 Social Science 100 level course Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4Lab Science course Social Science 200 level course ENG 200 level course HUM course Social Science 200 level course Open elective Soc Sci 200 level course Lab Science course Open elective Social Science 200 level course (2) Open elective Program Learning Outcomes Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to: Demonstrate and communicate understanding of social science concepts, theories, and perspectives through written, verbal, and other relevant forms Assert and advocate for the centrality of diversity, equity and inclusion for a just society Identify and discuss the implications of the dynamic connections between self and society Demonstrate cultural competency skills to interact appropriately and effectively in a variety of cultural contexts Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to improve the civic life of one’s community What's Next Transfer to a Baccalaureate program in sociology, psychology, environmental studies, political science, or anthropology. Enter a career field based in the social sciences. Consider this program if You want a broad as well as deep understanding of one or more of the behavioral and social sciences. You want to work in one or more of these fields. You want to pursue higher academic study in any of the behavioral or social sciences. By taking classes in a Liberal Arts option, students complete courses that help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. If you don't satisfy the requirements of a specific Liberal Arts option, you may still be able to fulfill the requirements of another option, or fulfill the requirements of the Liberal Arts General degree. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their career or transfer goals. Note: Students who complete a Liberal Arts option will graduate with the degree "Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts." Your area of concentration is reflected only in your transcript, not your diploma.