Majors in Social Science with Emphasis in Community Studies gain durable tools to enrich and empower their communities by
promoting social justice. Taking courses in anthropology, cultural
geography, economics, history, political science, psychology, and
sociology, students become competent to analyze, contextualize,
and change local communities. They create linkages between
national and global issues, movements, and ideas as they relate to
local communities, and prepare both for a variety of careers and for
all-important responsibilities as participants in a democracy.
Students completing this A.A. degree will be able to transfer to
four-year colleges or enter the professional world in fields includ-
ing public service, law, politics, community organizing, advocacy,
media, teaching, social work, psychology, anthropology, history,
urban planning and economics.
Program Learning Outcomes: After completing this degree
students will be able to:
--practice and analyze democratic civic engagement.
--demonstrate and evaluate relationships between local and national issues, movements, and ideas as they relate to local
-- demonstrate a range of skills including: research, documenta-
tion, analysis, evaluation, communication, contextualization,
teamwork, observation, and cultural competency by relating
social science concepts and theories to issues of importance
to local communities.
--identify, develop, use, and assess tools and methods for com-
munity change and social justice.
REQUIREMENTS: (6 UNITS)
ANTH 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 units) SOC 1B Introduction to Social Problems (3 units)
AND choose one:
GUID/POLS/PSYC 27 Contemporary Leadership (3-4 units)
POLS/PSYC/CMUN 6 Introduction to Conflict Resolution (3 units)
AND choose one:
HIST 3 History of California (3 units)
HIST/HUM 12 Mexican-American Cultural History (3 units)
AND Elective Courses: Choose 8-9 units from list below to complete a
total of 21 units: