The Bachelor of Arts in Social Science

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 46 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

Major Core Program: 7 units

2 courses required:

SOSC 110 Computer Applications for BSS 3.0 FS
SOSC 495 Capstone Sem: Social Science 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, 12 units in social sciences.

1 course selected from:

SOSC 490A Portfolio Assessment for SOSC 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior status.
SOSC 490B Portfolio Assessment for SOSC 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior status.
SOSC 490C Portfolio Assessment for SOSC 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior status.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 39 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

The Breadth Pattern: 39 units

7 courses required:

ECON 102 Principles of Macro Analysis 3.0 FS *
ECON 103 Principles of Micro Analysis 3.0 FS *
GEOG 303 Geography and World Affairs 3.0 FS * NW
GEOG 435 Historical Geog of North Amer 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is also offered as AMST 435.

HIST 101 Ancient Civilizations 3.0 FS
HIST 102 Medieval & Early Modern Civ 3.0 FS
POLS 341 International Relations 3.0 FS *

1 course selected from:

HIST 332 American Ethnic Origins 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as MCGS 332.

SOSC 302 Temporal Concepts 3.0 FS * Eth

1 course selected from:

HIST 435 The US in Age of the Wrld Wars 3.0 FA
HIST 436 Hiroshima to Watergate 3.0 SP
HIST 437 From Watergate to the Present 3.0 SP

1 course selected from:

POLS 402 State Government 3.0 FS
POLS 403 Local Government 3.0 FS
POLS 404 Interest Groups and Lobbying 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: POLS 402 and POLS 473 are recommended.
POLS 423 Political Parties 3.0 Inq
POLS 431 American Political Thought 3.0 FA
POLS 451A Found Amer Constitution Law 3.0 FA
POLS 451B Civil Rights/Civil Liberties 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as MCGS 451B.

POLS 472 The Presidency 3.0 SP
POLS 473 Congress 3.0 SP

1 course selected from:

ANTH 303 Cultural Anthropology 3.0 FS
ECON 375 Developing Countries 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
GEOG 301 Global Economic Geography 3.0 SP NW
POLS 302 Politics of Third Wrld Nations 3.0 FS * NW
SOCI 370 Population 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

HIST 103 The Modern World 3.0 FS *
HIST 362 Middle East: Society/Culture 3.0 SP * NW

This course is also offered as MEST 362.

HIST 371 African History After 1800 3.0 SP * NW
HIST 374 East Asia After 1800 3.0 SP * NW

1 course selected from:

ANTH 483 Field Methods in Ethnography 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.
ECON 380 Economic Statistics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102.
GEOG 417 Field Techniques 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
HIST 492 Archival Research Seminar 3.0 FS
POLS 331 Intro to Political Inquiry 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
SOCI 310 Social Research Methods 3.0 FS
SOSC 499H Honors: Behavioral/Social Sci 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Students must have completed one 499H in a Behavioral and Social Science department prior to enrollment. Open only by invitation to students with 3.5 GPA or higher in the major and faculty permission.

The Depth Pattern: 39 units

Primary Concentration: 24 units

Secondary Concentration: 15 units

Students are required to select a primary area of concentration for 24 units (15 units minimum at the upper-division level) and a secondary area of concentration for 15 units (9 units minimum at the upper-division level) from the following areas of concentration.

Areas of Concentration: 15 or 24 units

Africa: 15-24 units

2 courses required:

AFRI 100 Intro to African Studies 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as AFAM 100.

AFRI 300 Contemporary Probs/Prospects 3.0 FS * NW

3-6 courses selected from:

ABUS 390 World Food and Hunger Issues 3.0 FS * NW
ANTH 376 African Cultures 3.0 Inq
ANTH 411 Human Origins 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, or ANTH 301.
ARTS 413 African Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
AFAM 231 African American History 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as HIST 231.

ECON 375 Developing Countries 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
HIST 370 African History Before 1800 3.0 FA * NW
HIST 371 African History After 1800 3.0 SP * NW
POLS 413 Politics of Developing Nations 3.0 SP
POLS 446B Intl Relations: Africa 3.0 SP

Alternative Dispute Resolution: 15-24 units

Core Program: 12 units

4 courses required:

MGMT 345 Negotiation Techn for Conflict 3.0 SP
POLS 452 Altern Dispute Resolution 3.0 FA
POLS 454 Legal Research 3.0 FS
POLS 489K Internship in Legal Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

See Internship Policy below.

For a primary concentration, select four elective courses for an additional 12 units. For a secondary concentration, select one elective course for an additional 3 units.

Electives

1-4 courses selected from:

BLAW 413 Employment Law 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
BLAW 414 Labor Law/Collective Bargain 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
PHIL 342 Roots of War: Phil Survey 3.0 FS *
PHIL 344 Comparative Peace Studies 3.0 FS *
POLS 422 Politic Socialization/Behavior 3.0 SP
POLS 438 Jurisprudence/Phil of Law 3.0 FA

This course is also offered as PHIL 438.

POLS 442 International Organizations 3.0 FA
POLS 443 International Law 3.0 FS
POLS 460D Collective Bargaining 3.0 JA
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
POLS 462 Organizational Theory 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.
POLS 464 Administrative Law 3.0 FA
POLS 493 Community Research 3.0 -15.0 FS
Prerequisites: Approval of the Department of Political Science.

Anthropology: 15-24

3 courses required:

ANTH 301 Physical Anthropology 4.0 FA
ANTH 302 Archaeology 3.0 FA
ANTH 303 Cultural Anthropology 3.0 FS

5-14 units selected from:

Any Anthropology (ANTH) course offerings.

Asia: 15-24 units

3 courses required:

ASST 200 Cultures of Asia 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as ANTH 200.

ASST 300 Asian Studies: Contemp Probs 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as AAST 300.

RELS 110 Asian Religions 3.0 FS * NW

Note: For a Secondary Concentration you must complete at least one course in two of the three areas: Far Eastern History, Asian Politics, and Asian Culture.

Asian Culture

1 course selected from:

ANTH 200 Cultures of Asia 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as ASST 200.

ANTH 373 Pacific Cultures 3.0 Inq

Asian History

1 course selected from:

HIST 475 Modern China 3.0 FA NW
HIST 476 Modern Japan 3.0 SP NW

Asian Politics

1 course selected from:

POLS 415D Comparative Government: Asia 3.0 SP
POLS 446D Intl Relations: Pacific Basin 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as INST 446D.

Asian Religions

1 course selected from:

RELS 210 Chinese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 211 Japanese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 212 Hinduism 3.0 FA * NW
RELS 213 Buddhism 3.0 FS * NW

Far Eastern History

1 course selected from:

HIST 373 East Asia Before 1800 3.0 FA * NW
HIST 374 East Asia After 1800 3.0 SP * NW

California Studies: 15-24 units

2 courses required:

GEOG 105 California Cultural Landscapes 3.0 FS * Eth
GEOG 351 California 3.0 Inq

Note: For a Secondary Concentration you must complete at least one course in three of the following four areas:

California Culture

1 course selected from:

AMST 264 Amer Ethnic/Regional Writers 3.0 FA * Eth

This course is also offered as ENGL 264.

AMST 335 American Popular Culture 3.0 FS *
ARTS 416 California Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ENGL 264 Amer Ethnic/Regional Writers 3.0 FA * Eth

This course is also offered as AMST 264.

California Electives

1-2 courses selected from:

GEOS 325 Geology of California 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: GEOS 101 or GEOS 102 or consent of instructor.
POLS 403 Local Government 3.0 FS
SOSC 489 Internship Social Science 1.0 -15.0 FS
Prerequisites: Junior standing, the approval of the Social Science Program Coordinator, faculty permission.

See Internship Policy below.

California History and Politics

1-2 courses selected from:

HIST 445 History of California 3.0 FS
POLS 402 State Government 3.0 FS

California Populations

1-2 courses selected from:

ANTH 362 California Indians 3.0 FA Eth

This course is also offered as AIST 362.

CHST 358 Chicanos Contemporary Society 3.0 FA Eth

This course is also offered as SOCI 358.

SOSC 302 Temporal Concepts 3.0 FS * Eth

Career and Life Planning: 15-24 units

4 courses required:

SOCI 465 Soci of Work & Occupations 3.0 Inq
SOSC 510 Test/Measure for Career Guid 3.0 SP
SOSC 511 Prin & Tech of Career Guidance 3.0 SP
SOSC 560 Career/Life Planning Seminar 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

PSYC 382 Psychology of Personality 3.0 FS
PSYC 395 Social Psychology 3.0 FS
SOCI 360 Self and Society 3.0 FS
SWRK 200 Multicult Awareness-Hum Svcs 3.0 FS Eth
Prerequisites: No prerequisites or corequisites for non-majors; concurrent enrollment in SWRK 302 for majors.
SWRK 302 Hum Behavr Across the Lifespan 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: No prerequisites or corequisites for non-majors; concurrent enrollment in SWRK 200 for majors.

For the 24-unit concentration, the following additional courses must be taken.

1 course selected from:

SOCI 335 Women, Work, and Family 3.0 FS *
SOCI 461 Sociology of the Life Course 3.0 Inq

1 course selected from:

MGMT 303 Survey of Management 3.0 FS
MGMT 304 Human Resource Management 3.0 FS
POLS 462 Organizational Theory 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.
PSYC 494 Industrial/Organizational Psy 3.0 Inq
SOCI 475 Organizational Theory 3.0 Inq

1 course selected from:

HCSV 464 Hlth Communication Programming 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: HCSV 260, HCSV 321.
MGMT 441 Managing Personal Success 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
PSYC 311 Iss Pers Growth & Soc Adjust 3.0 Inq
SOSC 489 Internship Social Science 1.0 -15.0 FS
Prerequisites: Junior standing, the approval of the Social Science Program Coordinator, faculty permission.

See Internship Policy below.

Child Development: 15-24 units

Foundation: 9 units

2 courses required:

CHLD 251 Observational Techniques 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: concurrent registration or prior completion of CHLD 250 or CHLD 252.
PSYC 355 Child/Adolescent Psychology 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

CHLD 250 Child Development 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Registration in CHLD 251 for Child Development majors and minors.
CHLD 252 Child Development 3.0 FS *

Family: 3 units

1 course selected from:

CHLD 455 Seminar in Family Relations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or CHLD 255, faculty permission.
SOCI 235 Contemporary Families 3.0 FS *

Ages and Stages: 3-6 units

For a secondary concentration, 3 units are required. For a primary concentration, 6 units are required.

1-2 courses selected from:

BIOL 318 Biology of Childhood 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
CHLD 354 School-Aged Child 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or PSYC 355.
CHLD 357 Adolescent Development 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or PSYC 355.
HCSV 363 Child Health 3.0 FS *

Note: For a primary concentration only, select one course from each of the following.

Psychology: 3 units

1 course selected from:

PSYC 351 Socio-Cultural Psy Development 3.0 FS *
PSYC 353 Learning in the Young Child 3.0 FS
PSYC 456 Advanced Child Psychology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: PSYC 355 or equivalent.
PSYC 457 Psy of Exceptional Child 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Recommended: PSYC 355 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently).
SPED 343 Overview of Special Education 3.0 FS

Social Policy: 3 units

1 course selected from:

CHLD 456 Admin of Child Dev Programs 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHLD 250, CHLD 251.
CHLD 551 Staff and Family Relations 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHLD 250, CHLD 251, senior standing.
SWRK 320 Child Welfare 3.0 FS

Economics: 15-24 units

2 courses required:

ECON 102 Principles of Macro Analysis 3.0 FS *
ECON 103 Principles of Micro Analysis 3.0 FS *

9-18 units selected from:

Any other Economics (ECON) course offerings.

Environmental Studies: 15-24 units

Note: For a secondary concentration (15 units): after completing the Social Policy Core (12 units), you must take the 3 remaining units from the Science Core.

Social Policy Core: 12 units

4 courses required:

GEOG 304 Environmental Issues 3.0 FS *
GEOG 440 Environ Thought and Action 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
ECON 365 Environmental Economics 3.0 FS
POLS 461 Environmental Politics/Admin 3.0 SP

Science Core

3-8 units selected from:

BIOL 334 Conservation Ecology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or equivalent.
CHEM 107 Gen Chem for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)
GEOS 330 Environmental Science 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1 and one course from Breadth Area B2 of the General Education requirements.

Applications

Note: You must select at least two courses from one of the following three categories.

0-6 units selected from:

Natural Resources

GEOG 389 Geography Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
GEOG 426 Water Resource Policy/Plan 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: GEOG 304 or equivalent.
GEOS 340 Environmental Geology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1 and one course from Breadth Area B2 of General Education requirements.
GEOS 370 Energy in the Human Environ 3.0 SP *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1.
GEOS 460 Water Resources Management 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; GEOS 330 or GEOS 380.
GEOS 530 Environmental Sys Modeling I 3.0 F2
Prerequisites: CHEM 112; GEOS 330 or faculty permission; MATH 120; either PHYS 202B or PHYS 204C.
PSSC 390 Food Forever 3.0 FS * NW
RECR 310 Natrl Resource/Inform Citizen 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Nature, Society, and Human Values

ANTH 423 Human Behavioral Ecology 3.0 Inq
ANTH 435 Medical Anthropology 3.0 Inq
BIOL 322 Science and Human Values 3.0 SP *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.

This course is also offered as PHIL 322.

GEOG 389 Geography Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
GEOG 405S Nature and Restoration 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: GEOG 101 and GEOG 102 or equivalents.
GEOG 435 Historical Geog of North Amer 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is also offered as AMST 435.

HIST 341 American Environment 3.0 FS * Eth
PHIL 329 Environmental Ethics 3.0 FS *
RECR 448 Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as EDCI 448.

RELS 347 Cross-Cultural Environ Ethics 3.0 FS *

Law, Policy, and the Environment

ANTH 437 Anthro/Development Issues 3.0 S2
ANTH 487 Heritage Resource Planning 3.0 Inq
ECON 355 Economics of Gov Regulations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
GEOG 389 Geography Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
GEOG 423 Planning Methods 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: GEOG 315, GEOG 320.
GEOG 427 Environmental Impact Analysis 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: GEOG 320 or equivalent.
HCSV 362 Environmental Health 3.0 FS
POLS 468 Planning Law 3.0 SP
POLS 489K Internship in Legal Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Permission of Environmental Studies Coordinator also required.

SOCI 420 Environmental Sociology 3.0 Inq

Family Relations: 15-24 units

1 course required:

SOSC 430 Family Relations Capstone Sem 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

CHLD 455 Seminar in Family Relations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or CHLD 255, faculty permission.
SOCI 489 Applied Sociology Internship 1.0 -15.0 FS

SOCI 489 must be taken for 3 units.

Note: For a Secondary Concentration you must complete at least one course in each of the following sections: Child Development, Marriage and Family, and Sex Roles.

Aging

1 course selected from:

HCSV 443 Social Gerontology 3.0 SP
HCSV 541 Health in the Later Years 3.0 FA
PSYC 354 Psychology of Aging 3.0 FA
SOCI 461 Sociology of the Life Course 3.0 Inq
SWRK 474 Policy/Progs for Older Adults 3.0 SP

Child Development

1 course selected from:

CHLD 250 Child Development 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Registration in CHLD 251 for Child Development majors and minors.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

CHLD 252 Child Development 3.0 FS *
PSYC 355 Child/Adolescent Psychology 3.0 FS

Marriage and Family

1 course selected from:

PSYC 393 Psychology of Marriage 3.0 FS
SOCI 235 Contemporary Families 3.0 FS *

Personality

1 course selected from:

ANTH 334 Body, Self and Emotion 3.0 Inq
PSYC 382 Psychology of Personality 3.0 FS
SOCI 360 Self and Society 3.0 FS

Sex Roles

1 course selected from:

HCSV 265 Human Sexuality 3.0 FS *
HCSV 465 Sexuality Educ: Concepts/Iss 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: BIOL 104.
SOCI 133 Sociology of Sexuality 3.0 FS *

Women and Family

1 course selected from:

PSYC 345 Psychology of Women 3.0 FS *
SOCI 230 Women in Contemp Societies 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as WMST 230.

SWRK 396 Social Work Perspective Women 3.0 Inq

Geography: 15-24 units

5 courses required:

GEOG 101 Physical Geography 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: High school biology, chemistry, or physics is recommended.
GEOG 102 Human Geography 3.0 FS * NW
GEOG 219 Maps, Images and Mapping Data 3.0 FS
GEOG 301 Global Economic Geography 3.0 SP NW
GEOG 304 Environmental Issues 3.0 FS *

0-9 units selected from:

Any Geography (GEOG) course offerings.

Gerontology: 15-24 units

5 courses required:

HCSV 328 Multicultural Health 3.0 FS Eth

This course is also offered as MCGS 328.

HCSV 541 Health in the Later Years 3.0 FA
PSYC 354 Psychology of Aging 3.0 FA
RECR 360 Therapeutic Recr Older Adults 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
SWRK 474 Policy/Progs for Older Adults 3.0 SP

0-9 units selected from:

HCSV 443 Social Gerontology 3.0 SP
NFSC 360 Nutrtn Throughout Life Cycle 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104; NFSC 100 or NFSC 240.
PHED 110 Phys Fitness: A Way of Life 3.0 FS *
RELS 264 Dying, Death, and Afterlife 3.0 FS *
SOCI 461 Sociology of the Life Course 3.0 Inq
SOSC 489 Internship Social Science 1.0 -15.0 FS
Prerequisites: Junior standing, the approval of the Social Science Program Coordinator, faculty permission.

See Internship Policy below.

Note: Students wishing to be awarded the Gerontology Certificate must complete a primary concentration, use HCSV 489 and HCSV 490 as part of their 9 units of electives, and have a grade point average of 2.5 overall in their certificate classes.

Health and Human Services: 15-24 units

5 courses required:

HCSV 330 Mgmt Prin Hlth Svs 3.0 FS
HCSV 431 The Healthcare Delivery System 3.0 FA
HCSV 579 Grant Wrtg/Other Fundraising 3.0 FS
POLS 250 Intro to Criminal Justice 3.0 FS
SWRK 170 Social Welfare Institutions 3.0 FS *

0-9 units selected from:

CMST 370 Intro to Organizational Comm 3.0 FS
HCSV 333 Medical Economics 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as ECON 352.

HCSV 435 Health Care Policy & Politics 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: HCSV 431.

This course is also offered as POLS 405.

POLS 460B Public Personnel Admin 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.
SWRK 302 Hum Behavr Across the Lifespan 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: No prerequisites or corequisites for non-majors; concurrent enrollment in SWRK 200 for majors.

Health Science: 15-24 units

5 courses required:

HCSV 265 Human Sexuality 3.0 FS *
HCSV 321 Community Health 3.0 FS
HCSV 362 Environmental Health 3.0 FS
HCSV 370 Drugs in Our Society 3.0 FS *
NFSC 303 Nutrition/Physical Fitness 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences.

0-9 units selected from:

HCSV 320 Chronic/Communicable Diseases 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.
HCSV 323 International Health 3.0 Inq
HCSV 325 Consumer Health 3.0 FS *
HCSV 328 Multicultural Health 3.0 FS Eth

This course is also offered as MCGS 328.

HCSV 368 Women's Health 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as NURS 368, and WMST 368.

HCSV 450 Hlth Ed for Elem School Tchrs 3.0 FS
HCSV 451 Hlth Ed for Secondary Tchrs 3.0 FS
HCSV 462 School Health Programs 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 369 recommended.
HCSV 541 Health in the Later Years 3.0 FA

For students in the credential program, HCSV 265, HCSV 370, HCSV 451, HCSV 462, and NFSC 303 satisfy the requirements for a supplemental authorization in Health.

History: 15-24 units

6-9 units selected from:

Any European History course offerings.

6-9 units selected from:

Any American History course offerings.

3-6 units selected from:

Any African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, or World History course offerings.

International Relations: 15-24 units

12-18 units selected from:

POLS 340 Model United Nations 1.0 FA
Prerequisites: POLS 442.
POLS 340B Model United Nations 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: POLS 340, POLS 442.
POLS 341 International Relations 3.0 FS *
POLS 342 Intl Politics: Methods Anlys 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: POLS 341.
POLS 344 US Foreign Policy 3.0 FS *
POLS 391E Simulation: Intl Relations 1.0 FS
POLS 397 Tutorial in Political Science 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
POLS 399 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
POLS 441 Intl Pols: Theory & Concepts 3.0 FA WP
Prerequisites: POLS 341, ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
POLS 442 International Organizations 3.0 FA
POLS 443 International Law 3.0 FS
POLS 446B Intl Relations: Africa 3.0 SP
POLS 446C Inter-American Relations 3.0 SP
POLS 446D Intl Relations: Pacific Basin 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as INST 446D.

POLS 446E Contemp Rus Foreign Policy 3.0 FA
POLS 446F Intl Relations: Western Europe 3.0 FA
POLS 447 Vietnam and Foreign Policy 3.0 S1
POLS 448 Politics of Terrorism 3.0 SP
POLS 449 Prosem: Intl Relations 3.0 Inq
POLS 491D Simulation: Intl Relations 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

No more than 6 units of POLS 340, POLS 340B, POLS 391E, POLS 397, POLS 399, POLS 491D, and POLS 498 may be counted.

3-6 units selected from:

AFRI 100 Intro to African Studies 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as AFAM 100.

AFRI 300 Contemporary Probs/Prospects 3.0 FS * NW
ASST 300 Asian Studies: Contemp Probs 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as AAST 300.

LAST 110 Intro to Latin Amer Studies 3.0 FS * NW
LAST 150 Orientation to Mexico Program 1.0 FA
LAST 489 Intercult Experiential Lrng 1.0 -6.0 FS
Prerequisites: LAST 150, faculty permission.
LAST 495 Seminar in Selected Topics 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, LAST 110.
POLS 302 Politics of Third Wrld Nations 3.0 FS * NW
POLS 413 Politics of Developing Nations 3.0 SP
POLS 415A Comparative Govt: Middle East 3.0 FS
POLS 415B Comparative Government: Africa 3.0 FA
POLS 415C Comparative Gov: Latin America 3.0 FA
POLS 415D Comparative Government: Asia 3.0 SP
POLS 415E Comparative Gov: Russ/E Europe 3.0 SP
POLS 415F Comparative Govt: West Europe 3.0 FS
POLS 417 Politics Post-Indstrl Society 3.0 FA
POLS 419 Seminar: Comparative Govt 3.0 FA
POLS 498 Special Topics 1.0 -3.0 FS

Multicultural and Gender Studies: 15-24 units

For a primary concentration: After completing the core, you must take 6 units from Intercultural Study, 6 units from Gender Study, 3 units from Focused Study, and 6 units from any other African American Studies (AFAM), American Indian Studies (AIST), Asian American Studies (AAST), or Chicano Studies (CHST) course offerings selected in consultation with the program coordinator.

For a secondary concentration: After completing the core, you must take 3 units from Intercultural Study, 3 units from Gender Study, 3 units from Focused Study, and 3 units of electives from any other African American Studies (AFAM), American Indian Studies (AIST), Asian American Studies (AAST), or Chicano Studies (CHST) course offerings selected in consultation with the program coordinator.

CORE: 3 units

1 course required:

MCGS 155 Intro Multicultural/Gender Std 3.0 FS * Eth

Intercultural Study: 3-6 units

1-2 courses selected from:

CMST 335 Intercult Comm Theory/Pract 3.0 FS Eth
MCGS 324 Religion/Amer Eth Minorities 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as RELS 324.

MCGS 328 Multicultural Health 3.0 FS Eth

This course is also offered as HCSV 328.

MCGS 332 American Ethnic Origins 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as HIST 332.

Gender Study: 3-6 units

1-2 courses selected from:

CMST 334 Gender and Communication 3.0 FS *
HCSV 369 Health Ed and Communication 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: HCSV 260 or equivalent, HCSV 320; HCSV 321 recommended.
MCGS 326 Perspectives on Gender/Disease 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as NURS 326.

MCGS 345 Theoretical Perspect Gender 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as PHIL 345.

MCGS 380 Gender, Science, and Society 3.0 SP *
WMST 335 Women/Gender in Amer History 3.0 Inq *

This course is also offered as HIST 335.

Focused Study: 3 units

1 course selected from:

AAST 152 Intro Asian American Exper 3.0 Inq * Eth

This course is also offered as SOCI 152.

AFAM 170 Intro African American Studies 3.0 FS * Eth
AIST 170 Intro to Amer Indian Studies 3.0 FS * Eth
CHST 157 Intro to Chicano Studies 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as SOCI 157.

Electives: 3-6 units

1-2 courses selected from:

Any other African American Studies (AFAM), American Indian Studies (AIST), Asian American Studies (AAST), or Chicano Studies (CHST) course offerings selected in consultation with the program coordinator.

Paralegal: 24 units

Note: This pattern is available as a 24-unit Primary Concentration only.

6 courses required:

POLS 451B Civil Rights/Civil Liberties 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as MCGS 451B.

POLS 454 Legal Research 3.0 FS
POLS 455 Legal Para-Professional 3.0 FS
POLS 489K Internship in Legal Studies 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
POLS 489L Internship in Public Law 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

See Internship Policy below.

POLS 491F Simulation: Public Law 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

1 course selected from:

BLAW 302 Managing the Legal Environment 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
BLAW 411 Commercial Law 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: BLAW 302.

4 units selected from:

BLAW 190 Understanding the Law 3.0 SP *
BLAW 414 Labor Law/Collective Bargain 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
POLS 399 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
POLS 456 Legal Analysis 3.0 FS
POLS 458 Issues in Court Administration 3.0 Inq
POLS 464 Administrative Law 3.0 FA
POLS 465 Administration of Justice 3.0 FS
POLS 493 Community Research 3.0 -15.0 FS
Prerequisites: Approval of the Department of Political Science.
SWRK 480 Law and Disadvantaged Persons 3.0 Inq

Political Science: 15-24 units

3 courses required:

POLS 331 Intro to Political Inquiry 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
POLS 341 International Relations 3.0 FS *
POLS 421 Methods of Political Inquiry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 331 or permission of instructor.

1 course selected from:

POLS 431 American Political Thought 3.0 FA
POLS 432 Recent Amer Political Thought 3.0 SP
POLS 434 Origin West Political Thought 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as PHIL 434.

POLS 436 Liberal/Conservative Trad 3.0 FA

This course is also offered as PHIL 436.

POLS 437 Contemporary Political Thought 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as PHIL 437.

POLS 438 Jurisprudence/Phil of Law 3.0 FA

This course is also offered as PHIL 438.

1 course selected from:

POLS 402 State Government 3.0 FS
POLS 403 Local Government 3.0 FS
POLS 404 Interest Groups and Lobbying 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: POLS 402 and POLS 473 are recommended.
POLS 422 Politic Socialization/Behavior 3.0 SP
POLS 423 Political Parties 3.0 Inq
POLS 471A Public Policy Formation 3.0 FA
POLS 472 The Presidency 3.0 SP
POLS 473 Congress 3.0 SP

0-9 units selected from:

Any upper-division political science (POLS) course offerings.

Any upper-division Political Science (POLS) course offering, including at least one course from four of the six major areas: American Government, Political Theory and Methodology, Comparative Government, International Relations, Public Law, and Public Administration. For the Secondary Concentration, students should select at least one course from three of the above six areas.

Psychology: 15-24 units

Core: 3 units

1 course required:

PSYC 101 Principles of Psych 3.0 FS *

Personal Growth: 3 units

1 course selected from:

PSYC 341 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as MCGS 341.

PSYC 345 Psychology of Women 3.0 FS *
PSYC 382 Psychology of Personality 3.0 FS
PSYC 391 Psy of Prejudice/Hate/Violence 3.0 FS * Eth
PSYC 393 Psychology of Marriage 3.0 FS

Note: For a primary concentration, take two courses from each of the three areas below. For a secondary concentration, take one course from each of the three areas below.

Developmental: 3-6 units

1-2 courses selected from:

PSYC 351 Socio-Cultural Psy Development 3.0 FS *
PSYC 352 Aids/Aides/AIDS Iss Child Psy 3.0 FS *
PSYC 353 Learning in the Young Child 3.0 FS
PSYC 354 Psychology of Aging 3.0 FA
PSYC 355 Child/Adolescent Psychology 3.0 FS
PSYC 457 Psy of Exceptional Child 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Recommended: PSYC 355 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently).

Cognition/Biopsychology: 3-6 units

1-2 courses selected from:

PSYC 312 Appl Psy: Learning/Intellect 3.0 Inq
PSYC 321 Brain/Mind/Behavior 3.0 FS *
PSYC 323 Health Psychology 3.0 FS
PSYC 333 Human Perception 3.0 FS
PSYC 363 History of Mind 3.0 FA *

This course is also offered as PHIL 363.

PSYC 425 Neuropsychology 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: PSYC 321 or PSYC 324 or PSYC 424, or any course which has covered basic brain anatomy, or faculty permission.
PSYC 489 Internship in Applied Psy 1.0 -6.0 FS
Prerequisites: Necessary background for specific internship.

Applied: 3-6 units

1-2 courses selected from:

PSYC 362 Psychology of Learning 3.0 FS
PSYC 381 Abnormal Psychology 3.0 FS
PSYC 492 Social Psy of Sport/Play/Games 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as KINE 492.

PSYC 573 Counseling Psychology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: PSYC 381 or PSYC 382, senior or graduate standing, faculty permission.

Public Administration: 15-24 units

3 courses required:

POLS 403 Local Government 3.0 FS
POLS 460A Intro to Public Administration 3.0 FS
POLS 462 Organizational Theory 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.

Note: For a Secondary Concentration Advising Pattern you must complete one course in the Public Policy and Methods areas.

Methods

1 course selected from:

POLS 331 Intro to Political Inquiry 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
POLS 421 Methods of Political Inquiry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 331 or permission of instructor.

Public Policy

1 course selected from:

POLS 471A Public Policy Formation 3.0 FA
POLS 471B Policy Analysis Capstone Sem 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: POLS 421, POLS 471A.

1 course required:

POLS 489A Intern Public Administration 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: 3.0 cumulative GPA and faculty permission.

See Internship Policy below.

6 units selected from:

Any Political Science (POLS) course offerings.

Rural Planning: 15-24 units

5 courses required:

GEOG 101 Physical Geography 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: High school biology, chemistry, or physics is recommended.
GEOG 219 Maps, Images and Mapping Data 3.0 FS
GEOG 304 Environmental Issues 3.0 FS *
GEOG 320 Intro Community & Rural Plng 3.0 FA
GEOG 427 Environmental Impact Analysis 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: GEOG 320 or equivalent.

Note: For a secondary concentration you are required to take the 15-unit pattern listed above, and for a primary concentration you must add the 9 units below.

9 units selected from:

Any Geography (GEOG) or other course offerings in resources, environment, or planning, with consent of the Social Science Coordinator.

Sociology: 15-24 units

CORE PROGRAM: 9 units

3 courses required:

SOCI 100 Principles of Sociology 3.0 FS *
SOCI 300 Social Theory: Classical 3.0 FS
SOCI 310 Social Research Methods 3.0 FS

For a secondary concentration in Sociology: after completing the Core, you must complete 6 units of any SOCI offerings.

2 courses selected from:

SOCI 330 Sociology of Gender 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as MCGS 330.

SOCI 340 Soci of Wealth & Inequality 3.0 FS *
SOCI 350 Ethnic and Race Relations 3.0 Inq * Eth

This course is also offered as MCGS 350.

SOCI 360 Self and Society 3.0 FS
SOCI 370 Population 3.0 FS

9 units selected from:

Any Sociology (SOCI) course offerings.

Note: Up to 3 units of SOCI 489, Applied Sociology Internship, may be applied toward the Sociology area of concentration.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

The Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the University for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life. Your honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these units are independent study (399H, 499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B.

2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements for your major carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units.

3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% of majors in your department.

5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year.

6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major advisor to apply.

Internship Policy

With the approval of the appropriate academic advisor, it is possible to enroll for academic credit in an internship course which is related to your program of study in the Social Sciences. Internships are permitted or required in about half of the Social Science Depth fields, all of the minors described below, and in the Social Science MA program. In some cases, internships may be repeated for credit more than once.

The general guidelines for internships in the undergraduate and graduate Social Science and Special Programs includes appropriate class standing, the completion of an appropriate amount of program course work prior to the internship, working approximately 135 hours for each 3 units of credit, the submission of a written proposal to the faculty supervisor describing the job duties and educational objectives associated with the internship, demonstration that the host agency/location is willing to accept the intern and that the duties are acceptable to them, have submitted to the faculty supervisor an evaluation of the intern's work by the agency/location supervisor, and submit to the faculty supervisor a paper of adequate length which describes the character of the internship and its relationship to the academic program within which the student is working. Graduate internships require graduate standing, the demonstration that the quality of experience merits graduate credit, and demonstration that the internship fits into the overall graduate program.