Liberal Arts - Social Science Specialization

     

Health care, crime rates, economic growth, resource development, civil rights, international affairs, interpersonal relationships – these are the kinds of issues that must be addressed if we are to build a better world for the 21st century; and these are the kinds of issues addressed everyday in social science classes at DCC. Social sciences comprise a diverse group of disciplines that includes history, geography, political science, economics, sociology, and psychology. These varied disciplines are bound together by a shared focus on human activity and on helping students better understand the complexities of the human condition. At DCC, knowledge gained in social science courses not only enables students to function as informed and responsible citizens in today’s world, it also equips students to intelligently participate in forging the world of tomorrow. Whether you are learning about the history of the French Revolution, political unrest in central Africa, the economy of Southside Virginia, or the origins of racial prejudice in America, you are increasing your understanding of human behavior and the forces that affect the ways in which we interact with one another. When transferring to a four-year college or university, students who have earned an Associate of Arts and Science degree in Liberal Arts with the Social Science Specialization are well-prepared for majoring in any social science discipline, either in preparation for a career such as public administration, social work, or teaching, or as a prerequisite for continuing their education in graduate school.


Program Outcomes

Curriculum Map

For more information consult the College Catalog.

 

Course Sequence
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MTH 154
  Quantitative Reasoning or higher
(excludes MTH 158)
3
0
3
BUS 147
  Business Information Systems (or approved transfer computer class) 3
0
3
Natural Science with lab I 3 3 4
HIS History Elective I 3 0 3
    Total 16 3 17
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
HIS   History Requirement II 3 0 3
MTH
  Math Elective 3 0 3
  Natural Science course with lab II 3 3 4
    Humanities or Fine Arts Elective I 3 0 3
Total 15 3 16
           
Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester
SOC Sociology Elective I 3 0 3
PSY   Psychology Elective I 3 0 3
    Liberal Arts Elective I 3 0 3
    Social Science Elective I 3 0 3
    Humanities or Fine Arts Elective II 3 0 3
    Total 15 0 15
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fourth Semester
SOC Sociology Elective II 3 0 3
PSY   Psychology Elective II 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective II 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective II 3 0 3
HLT/PED Approved Wellness Elective 1 0 1
Total 13 0 13
 
Total Minimum Credits for Associate of Arts and Science Degree in Liberal Arts, Social Science Specialization..................................................................................................................................................61
 
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