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Social Sciences Area

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to examine behavioral, social, and cultural issues from a variety of points of view. 
  •  Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social and behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of behavioral, social, and cultural issues, past and present, local and global. 

In order to fulfill the Social Sciences area requirement, students must choose at least one course from each discipline (Behavioral Sciences, History, and Government). From the two courses taken in History and Government, students are expected to take one Global course and one U.S. course. At least one course in the Social Sciences area must be a core option course (designated with •). 

General Education Courses - 9 Credit Hours

Discipline: Behavioral Sciences (choose one, 3 crs.) 
•ANT2000, Introduction to Anthropology 
•ECO2013, Principles of Economics, Macro 
•PSY2012, General Psychology 
•SYG2000, Principles of Sociology 
Discipline: History (choose one, 3 crs.) 
EUH1000, Western Civilization I
EUH1001, Western Civilization II
WOH2012, World History I
WOH2022, World History II
AMH2010, United States History I
•AMH2020, United States History II 
Discipline: Government (choose one, 3 crs.) 
CPO2002, Comparative Government 
•@ POS2041, American National Government
POS2112, State and Local Government 

New students who were initially admitted as first-time-in-college students in fall 2014 or thereafter, pursuant to s. 1007.25, F.S., must meet foreign language competency as specified in s. 1007.262, F.S. This competency is ordinarily demonstrated through completion of two credits of sequential high school foreign language OR successful completion of two semesters of foreign language at the postsecondary level. Basic American Sign Language (ASL1400/ASL1401) does not meet this requirement. Prior to the award of an associate in arts or baccalaureate degree, first-time-in-college students entering a Florida College System institution in fall 2018, and thereafter, pursuant to s. 1007.25, F.S., must demonstrate competency in civic literacy. Students have the option to demonstrate competency through completion of POS2041 or AMH2020 or by achieving a passing score on the AP Government and Politics: United States, AP United States History, or CLEP: American Government examination.

No more than two physical education/activity semester hours may be used for the AA degree. No more than six hours of Cooperative Education may be used for the AA degree. No more than 30 hours of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit may be used for the AA degree.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.
* Minimum grade of "C" required.
+ Prerequisites required.

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