Social Science

The Social Science degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with an understanding of human behavior, mental processes, and social institutions that are important in contemporary society. The degree provides skills that are valuable in a wide range of careers including business, government, social services, and education. The degree offers students a foundational understanding of the social sciences.

 Program Learning Outcomes
• Apply critical thinking skills to major social, historical, political, and psychological issues.
• Develop open-mindedness to various social, historical, political, and psychological perspectives and opinions, as well as a tolerance for ambiguity.
• Apply research methods and theories to major social science issues.
• Develop an appreciation and understanding for human diversity.

Degree

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
28 units distributed as follows:

1. One course selected from the following (4 units):
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
PSY 102/ECE 102 Child and Adolescent Growth and Development (4)
PSY 103 Adult Development (4)

2. One course selected from the following (4 units):
HIS 111 History of the United States from the Colonial Period through the 18th Century (4)
HIS 112 History of the United States in the 19th Century (4)
HIS 113 History of the United States from the 20th Century to the Present (4)
HIS 127A History of World Civilizations to 1000 (4)
HIS 127B History of World Civilizations from 1000 to 1800 (4)
HIS 127C History of World Civilizations from 1750 to the Present (4)
POL 101 Introduction to American Government and Politics (4)
POL 107 Introduction to Political Theory (4)
POL 204 Introduction to International Relations (4)
POL 206 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (4)

3. One course selected from the following (4 units):
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology (4)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (4)

4. A minimum of 16 units selected from the following (Courses
under this section cannot be double-counted for Requirements B.1., B.2., and B.3.):
ANT 101 Introduction to Archaeology (4)
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology (4)
ANT 106 Visual Anthropology (4)
ANT 107 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (4)
ANT 108 Introduction to Language and Culture (4)
BSN 100 Introduction to Business (4)
BSN 101A Business Law: Introduction to Law and Business Transactions (5)
BSN 107 Business Law: Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business (5)
BSN 120 Human Resource Management (4)
BSN 125 Business Management (4)
COU 120 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Studies (4)
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)
CRJ 102 Criminal Law (4)
CRJ 105 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice (4)
ECE 101 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (4)
ECE 102/PSY 102 Child and Adolescent Growth and Development (4)
ECE 103 Child, Family, and Community (4)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (4)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (4)
GEG 102 Human Geography (4)
GEG 103 World Regional Geography (4)
GEG 106 California Geography (4)
GEG 114 Economic Geography (4)
HIS 104 Early California History (4)
HIS 105 Modern California History (4)
HIS 109 Women in American History (4)
HIS 110 Multicultural History of the United States (4)
HIS 127A History of World Civilizations to 1000 (4)
HIS 127B History of World Civilizations from 1000 to 1800 (4)
HIS 127C History of World Civilizations from 1750 to the Present (4)
POL 101 Introduction to American Government and Politics (4)
POL 107 Introduction to Political Theory (4)
POL 204 Introduction to International Relations (4)
POL 206 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (4)
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
PSY 102/ECE 102 Child and Adolescent Growth and Development (4)
PSY 103 Adult Development (4)
PSY 104 Social Psychology (4)
PSY 107 Theories of Personality (4)
PSY 113 Psychology of Human Relations (4)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (4)
SOC 102 Marriage, Families, and Intimate Relationships (4)
SOC 103 Social Problems (4)
SOC 104 Deviance (4)
SOC 106 Crime and Society (4)
SOC 107 Race and Ethnic Relations (4)
SOC 114 Gender (4)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.