Liberal Arts & Sciences - Social Science (AA)
- Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of typical issues in the social sciences.
- Perform the basic operations of personal computer use, as well as employ basic research techniques to locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
- Communicate effectively and appropriately in oral and written forms.
- Discuss the social, psychological and historical influences on human behavior.
- Identify the steps of the scientific method and discuss the research methods employed by social scientists.
- Recognize the effects of globalization.
- Identify the basic terminology related to the theories and research of the Social Sciences.
Recommended: Geometry, Biology
- Emphasizes course work in Social & Behavioral Sciences with a Liberal Arts core
- Maximum flexibility in a broad selection of courses from psychology, sociology, history, and political science
- Especially suitable for students who are undecided about their educational or professional goals and who wish to establish a solid liberal arts foundation
- Additional course work:
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Good academic standing (2.0 cumulative GPA) or higher
- Successful completion of all courses in the prescribed 4-semester plan
- Submission of the college's degree application form
Alfred State liberal arts & sciences: social science graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
Graduates are qualified to enter baccalaureate programs in a variety of academic disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, and political science as well as in such professional fields as early childhood/childhood education, adolescent education, criminal justice, pre-law, human services management, and business administration. Among the colleges to which recent graduates have successfully transferred are Alfred University, University of Buffalo, Cornell University, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, and St. Bonaventure University.
Students may also continue their education in Alfred State's BBA program in technology management.
A full-time student typically enrolls each semester in five courses which is the equivalent of 15 credit hours. The classes are held either on Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule for 50 minutes each or on a Tuesday-Thursday schedule for one hour and 15 minutes each. Students are responsible for their own scheduling subject to the approval of their academic advisers.
|xxx3||American History Elective||3|
|LITR||2603||Introduction to Literature||3|
|SOCI||1183||Contemporary Social Problems||3|
|FNAT||xxx3||Fine Arts Elective||3|
|xxxx||Nat Sci Elective||3-4|
|xxx3||Other World Civiliz Elective||3|
|xxxx||Natural Science Elective||3-4|
Also required: One unit of physical education.
|Responding to Survey||36 (80%)||31 (78%)||31 (79%)|
|Employed||2 (6%)||6 (19%)||7 (23%)|
|Employed in Field||2 (100%)||5 (830%)||5 (71%)|
|Transferred||34 (94%)||25 (81%)||24 (77%)|
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