Aug 14, 2018  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 College Catalog

Social Science, A.A.


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A two-year program in social science allows students to explore a variety of disciplines. It is a broad-based exploration of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, political science, international studies, criminal justice, psychology, and sociology. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

General Education Requirements


 Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits


Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

Total Core Courses: 3 Credits


Core Electives


After completing the general education requirements, an additional 18 credit hours is required for the social science degree. The credit hours must be selected from courses found in at least four of the subject areas listed: anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, political science, international studies, criminal justice, psychology, or sociology. Six credits must be 2000 level and be from the four areas already chosen. Credits used to satisfy a general education requirement that have any of the above designators may be used to satisfy the requirements for this program.

Total Core Electives: 18 Credits


General Electives


Total General Electives: 11-13 Credits


Minimum Credits for Degree = 60


History/Social Science Education


For secondary education, to facilitate transfer to a four-year college as a junior, students planning to become middle school or high school history/social  studies teachers are encouraged to complete programs in both Secondary Education and in History. Consult your advisor every  semester when selecting courses.

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