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    Jul 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • A.A.: 9 credit hours selected from at least 2 disciplines
  • A.S.: 6 credit hours selected from at least 2 disciplines
  • A.F.A.: 6 credit hours

The Social Sciences focus on an appreciation of human continuity and change on both the personal and societal level. Through analysis of historical, political, cultural and economic institutions, students become better able to understand themselves and their own society. They also develop insights into contemporary life including a broader understanding of how society works and what good citizenship means. They also become more self-aware and more attuned to issues relating to the environment, diversity, and social justice. In these courses, students are encouraged to become more reflective and use their new insights to think about how to address contemporary problems.

Select two or three courses (6 or 9 credit hours), with courses selected from at least two disciplines, from:




Global Studies


Political Science




Some univiersities require a U.S. diversity and a non-Western Cultures course within their general education requirements. It is recommended that you take one course with an IAI code ending in D and one with a code ending in N when choosing your Area B and E courses.