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Katherine Boutry
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Sholeh Khorooshi
Division Chair
Social Sciences
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Carlos Sermeno
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Health Sciences
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Kimberly Manner
(Acting Division Chair),
Behavioral Science
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Anna Chiang
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Bonnie Blustein
Division Chair
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Abraha Bahta
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Online College - Liberal Arts & Sciences Behavioral & Social Sciences

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LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES

This area of emphasis provides students with a broad-based introduction to the Behavioral and Social Sciences. These courses are designed to stimulate critical thinking and to encourage students to explore a variety of theories, perspectives, and experiences about how societies behave in response to particular times, places, events, and societies in the world. Coursework in this area of emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to various CSU and UC degree programs in majors such as History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Child Development.

 

AWARD

TYPE

GRAD PLAN

REQ COURSES UNITS

TOTAL UNITS

Liberal Arts & Science:

Behavioral & Social Sciences

AA 

GE

30

60

Liberal Arts & Science:

Behavioral & Social Sciences

AA 

CSU

39-41

60

Liberal Arts & Science:

Behavioral & Social Sciences

AA 

IGETC

34-41

60

  1. General Education (GE) Core Courses (Choose one of the following):
    • West Los Angeles College GE (Plan A) Minimum GE Units required 30 Units
    • CSU General Education Certification Minimum GE units required for CSU/GE 39-41 Units
    • Must complete Political Science 1 or U.S. History course under Section D in order to fulfill the American Institutions requirement or associate degree.
    • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC). Minimum GE Units required 34-41.

    Note: Students completing IGETC must complete Political Science 1 or a U.S. History course under Area 4 in order to fulfill the American Institutions requirement for associate degree.

  2. One (1) Health and one (1) Kinesiology/Physical Activity Course (Students completing West GE will fulfill this requirement as part of the West GE coursework)
  3. A minimum of 18 additional units chosen exclusively from one of the following areas of emphasis (no more than 6 units may be selected from any single discipline):
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Behavioral and Social Sciences
    • Health Professions
    • Mathematics, Sciences, and Computer Science 
  4. Elective units to complete the required balance of 60 total units.
 
NOTE: Students must receive a minimum grade of “C” or better in all major core courses and area of emphasis coursework in order to qualify for an associate’s degree. Up to five courses may be double counted for the GE and area of emphasis requirement within the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. 

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Associates Degree

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Behavioral & Social Sciences Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

Requirements

The Liberal Arts and Sciences online degree program provides students with an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree in one of two major areas of emphasis: Behavioral and Social Sciences or Arts and Humanities. It is designed for students who wish to explore different disciplines (subject areas) before deciding on a definite major program prior to transferring to a four-year university, or for students who may not be planning to transfer and wish to earn a degree in a particular area of study that interests them.
 
Each area of emphasis for the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree includes coursework that aligns with lower-division major requirements for various majors at universities within the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems.
 
MAJOR CODE 4901.00

Required Courses

Administration Of Justice

1, 2

African American Studies

4, 5

Anthropology

102, 103, 109

Business

5

Child Development

1, 2, 22, 30, 34

Communication Studies

101, 121

Economics

1, 2

English

101

Environmental Science

1, 2

Geography

2

History

11, 12, 41, 42, 43, 44, 86, 87

Law

1

Library Science

101, 104

Mathematics

227, 236

Counseling

20, 40

Political Science

1, 7

Psychology

1, 2, 13, 14, 64, 65

Sociology

1, 2, 11

Total Units

18

*Students must complete a minimum of 18 units from the courses listed for the area of emphasis. No more than 6 units may be selected from any single discipline.