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Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences: Social Sciences, AA


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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences and Public Services Division/Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

This associate of arts transfer option** is designed for part- and full-time students with a specific academic and/or professional interest in the areas of geography, political science, economics, sociology, psychology, police science, or recreation. This option introduces these disciplines within the context of allied subject areas, preparing students for a specific concentration at a four-year Maryland state college or university.

**Program options are listed under Programs of Study in this catalog.

This program is fully available online.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

psychologist, sociologist, social worker, counselor, economist, geographer, local government administrator

Transfer Options:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Arts in Political Science or Bachelor of Science in Social Science through courses offered in Southern Maryland and online. Contact an advisor for recommended course selection.  This program also articulates to a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences at Assumption College and to a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Masters in Social Work at Salisbury University. This program is offered at the Higher Education Center in California, MD. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Examine how humans create, share, and adapt to culture, and appreciate the role of culture in shaping society
  2. Examine where people, places, and resources are located, and explore the relationship  between humans and the  environment
  3. Examine the factors which influence an individual’s personal identity, development, and actions
  4. Examine how institutions are formed, maintained, and changed
  5. Investigate advances in science and technology, and explore the impact of science and technology on societies
  6. Explore the issues arising from globalization

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Arts (3 credits)


 Acceptable:

Biological/ physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable:

Note:

Four credits must include a lecture with a corresponding lab.

Interdisciplinary/ emerging issues (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take three credits from any course numbered 1001 and higher (except MTH 1040 *)

Third Semester


English literature (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Mathematics (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take three credits from any course numbered 1001 and higher (except MTH 1040 *)

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing (from HST or PHL discipline)

Elective (2 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take two credits from any course numbered 1001 and higher (except MTH 1040 *)

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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