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AA in General Studies: Social Science

Earn your Associate in Arts degree online with a major in General Studies: Social Science at Foothill College.

Associate Degree Requirements Available as Online Courses

English proficiency: ENGL 1A, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105 or equivalent.

A minimum of 90 units is required to include:

  • All Foothill General Education requirements, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements, or the IGETC
  • Core courses (30 Units)
  • *Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree
NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree.

The courses listed below are generally offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see Schedule of Classes for verification.

  • For a complete listing of online courses offered during the current quarter visit Online Course Information.
  • Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.

Core Courses:

CORE COURSES (30 units)

Complete any combination of 30 units, from at least FIVE of the following departments.

ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 4
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology 4
ANTH 2B Patterns of Culture 4
ANTH 3 World Prehistory: The Rise & Fall of Early Civilizations 4
ANTH 4 First Peoples of North America 4
ANTH 5 Magic, Science and Religion 4
ANTH 6 Peoples of Africa 4
ANTH 8 Introduction to Archaeology 4
ANTH 12 Applied Anthropology 4
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 5
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 5
ECON 9 Political Economy 4
or POLI 9 Political Economy 4
ECON 25 Introduction to Global Economy 4
GEOG 1 Physical Geography 5
GEOG 2 Human Geography 4
GEOG 5 Introduction to Economic Geography 4
GEOG 10 World Regional Geography 4
HIST 4A History of Western Civilization to 800 AD 4
HIST 4B History of Western Civilization 700 - 1800 AD 4
HIST 4C History of Western Civilization 1789-Present 4
HIST 10 California: The Multicultural State 4
HIST 17A History of the United States to 1815 4
HIST 17B History of the United States from 1812 to 1914 4
HIST 17C History of the United States from 1914 to Present 4
HIST 18 Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilization 4
HIST 20 History of Russia and the Soviet Union 4
Political Science
POLI 1 Introduction to American Government & Politics 5
POLI 2 Comparative Government & Politics 4
POLI 3 Introduction to Political Philosophy/Political Theory 5
PSYC 1 General Psychology 5
PSYC 4 Introduction to Biopsychology 5
PSYC 10 Research Methods & Designs 5
PSYC 14 Child & Adolescent Development 4
PSYC 25 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 4
PSYC 30 Social Psychology 4
PSYC 33 Introduction to the Personality Psychology 4
PSYC 39 Psychology of Sports 4
PSYC 40 Human Development 5
PSYC 49 Human Sexuality 4
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 5
or SOC 1H Honors Introduction to Sociology 5
SOC 8 Popular Culture 4
SOC 10 Research Methods & Designs 5
SOC 11 Introduction to Social Welfare 5
SOC 14 Sociology of Crime 4
SOC 15 Law and Society 4
SOC 19 Alcohol and Drug Abuse 4
SOC 20 Major Social Problems 4
SOC 23 Race & Ethnic Relations 4
SOC 28 Sociology of Gender 4
SOC 30 Social Psychology 4
SOC 40 Aspects of Marriage and Family 4

Note that courses that are only held on campus are not included on this list. For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit Degree, Certificate or Transfer Programs.

Based on the 2016 - 2017 degree program.

If you need any additional degree information or confirmation please contact the Counseling Division. For a list of on-campus courses that satisfy degree requirements, visit the Curriculum Sheet.

Last Updated July 06, 2017
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