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Social Sciences (Liberal Arts & Sciences) (A.A.)

Study social sciences at JCC

This degree program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a baccalaureate degree in an area of the social sciences. The social and behavioral sciences examine the development and activity of human beings both as individuals and in society. Disciplines included in the broad area of the social sciences include anthropology, history, global studies, political science, economics, geography, criminal justice, psychology, and sociology.

JCC’s social sciences curriculum is an excellent transfer program since it parallels the first two years of most baccalaureate liberal arts programs. Working closely with their faculty advisors, students can select their courses to meet degree requirements and be prepared to complete a baccalaureate degree at a transfer institution with two additional years of full-time study. Many graduates of four-year programs whose bases are in the social sciences seek careers in psychology, teaching, government, and social work. Students can choose to earn the general degree or can choose to earn the degree with a track in economics, psychology, or sociology (each a SUNY Transfer Path).

Tracks

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Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1510: Human Evolution and Prehistory or

ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or

ANT 1530: Comparative Religion or

GEO 1520: World Regional Geography or

HIS 1510: World History before 1500

3 Other World Civilizations Global Perspectives

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems or

POL 1510: American Politics or

PSY 1510: General Psychology or

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving or

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Set up shadowing experience with the applied learning office.
  • Visit the Learning Center for support throughout the semester.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Program Core Elective*

Recommended:

HIS 1520: World History since 1500 or

HIS 1530: U.S. History before 1865 or

HIS 1540: U.S. History after 1865 or

HIS 2610: Intro to U.S. Women’s History

3 American History Western Civilization Cultural Understanding

Social Sciences Elective*

Choose a 1000 or 2000 level social sciences course

3 American History Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Western Civilization Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Mathematics & Sciences Elective*

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science or

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3 Math Natural Sciences Mathematical Reasoning Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

Elective

Recommended:

BUS 1500: Intro to Business or

CMM 1510: Intro to Communication or

CRI 1510: Intro to Criminal Justice or

HUS 1210: Intro to Human Services

3
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Social Sciences Elective*

Choose a 1000 or 2000 level social sciences course

3 American History Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Western Civilization Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Program Core Elective*

Choose a 2000 level social science course

3 American History Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Values and Ethics

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1500: Human Biology or

BIO 2510: Anatomy & Physiology I or

CHE 1500: Introduction to Chemistry

4 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Humanities Elective

Recommended:

Choose any Art, Music, or Theatre course

3 Arts

Elective

Recommended:

ASL 1510: Introductory Sign Language I or

SPA 1510: Introductory Spanish I

3 Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • Prepare applications to transfer programs.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Program Core Elective*

Choose a 1000 or 2000 level social science course

3 American History Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Western Civilization Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Program Core Elective*

Choose a 1000 or 2000 level social science course

3 American History Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Western Civilization Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

ASL 1520: American Sign Language II or

ARA 1520: Introductory Arabic II or

FRE 1520:  Introductory French I or

SPA 1520: Introductory Spanish II

3 Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding

Elective

Choose any Liberal Arts and Sciences elective

3

Elective

3-4
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • Complete an internship or other applied learning experience.