Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social Science (A.A.)

HEGIS: 5649

SUNY CODE: 0212

This program is designed to help students understand the sources of human behavior. It offers courses in history, political science, psychology, sociology, geography, economics and anthropology. As a result of taking these courses, a student will understand more fully such topics as prejudice, family life, democracy, human personality, crime, poverty, unemployment and inflation. The program prepares students for careers in law, government, social work and teaching. It is also designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions to major in social science.

The goals of this program are to:

  • introduce the student to the concepts, theories, and methodologies associated with various disciplines in the Social Sciences including, but not limited to Economics, History, Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology and Political Science; and
  • ensure students satisfy the following SUNY General Education requirement: Social Science, American History and/or Western Civilization.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • utilize knowledge management, illustrate ethics and social responsibility, and identify methodologies associated with, but not limited to, economics, history, geography, anthropology, sociology, psychology and political science; and
  • complete and satisfy the following SUNY General Education requirement in: social sciences, American history and/or Western Civilization.

Transfer Information

Graduates of this program have transferred to a variety of four-year public and private institutions. See Social Science Transfer Opportunities.

Program of Study

Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections.

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

American History Selective

3

English Elective

3

OR

Humanities Elective

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Mathematics Elective: MA 124 or higher.

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

SS 161Introductory Sociology

3

English Elective

3

OR

Humanities Elective

3

Science Elective

3

OR

Mathematics Elective

3

Western Civilization Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Mathematics Elective: MA 124 or higher.

2nd Year

3rd Semester

English Elective

3

English Elective

3

OR

Humanities Elective

3

Science Elective

3-4

Social Science Electives

6

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

4th Semester

English Elective

3

English Selective

3

OR

Humanities Selective

3

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Social Science Electives

6

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:17

English/Humanities Selective: Student must select one (1) from the Other World Civilizations, The Arts, or Foreign Language categories.

Preparation for Teaching Secondary Social Studies

NOTE: Students who wish to prepare for a career in teaching secondary social studies are advised to choose electives from the following courses:

Courses

SS 111History of Western Civ I

3

SS 112History of Western Civ II

3

SS 121American History I

3

SS 122American History II

3

SS 141American Government

3

SS 145World Politics

3

SS 172Regional Geography

3

SS 185Intro Macroeconomics

3

SS 191Cultural Anthropology

3

SS 192Intro to Archeology

3

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8430.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.

This program is Internet accessible and may be completed entirely online.

For more information access HCCC Internet Academy website: www.ia.herkimer.edu