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SSCI 1 Introduction to the Social Sciences

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D7; IGETC: 4G; GAV-GE: D2

A broad introduction to key terms, concepts, principles, and unifying frameworks found in the major social science disciplines. Cultivation of research, reasoning, writing, and problem-solving/ critical analysis germane to social science and with a particular focus on student life experience.


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SSCI 270A Introduction to the Social Sciences

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250.

Transferable: No; GAV-GE: A3

An introduction to key concepts, principles, frameworks and issues in the major social science disciplines of history, economics, and political science for students wishing to get a broad overview. Development of research, reasoning, writing, topical reading, and critical analytical skills germane to politics, economics, and social change will be emphasized so students will build skills to evaluate contemporary policies and practices of governments, groups, and individuals.


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SSCI 270B Introduction to the Social Sciences

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250.

Transferable: No; GAV-GE: A3

An introduction to key concepts, principles, frameworks and issues in the major social science disciplines of psychology, sociology, and anthropology for students wishing to get a broad overview. Development of techniques and practice in research, reasoning, writing, topical reading, and critical analytical skills germane to the understanding of individuals, groups, and societies will be emphasized so students will build skills to think critically about contemporary policies and practices of groups, societies, and governments.


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SSCI 410A Themes in Social Science: Introduction to History

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Transferable: No

This course serves as an introduction to history. It will focus on a selected theme such as immigrant experience, slavery, U.S. Constitution, or Native American experience, among many other possible themes, in order to introduce students with key terms, concepts, principles, and unifying frameworks found in history. This course will also cultivate research, reasoning, writing, and critical analysis relevant to the social sciences.