2018-2019 Catalog

Social Science, Associate of Arts

Social Science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships, emphasizing the institutions and functions of societies, as well as the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society.  Social Scientists use the scientific method to examine cultures throughout the world, the nature of political and economic organizations and social structures, and the biological, cognitive, and intrapersonal aspects of human behavior.  Through courses in Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, this program strives to give students the social science knowledge and skills that promote an interdisciplinary understanding of human society and the natural world. Students select four areas of emphasis, and plan a course of study to prepare for a variety of professional and career interests.  Ideally, students will create a cohesive program with a thematic connection in collaboration with their faculty advisor.   A Social Science degree opens up opportunities in several occupations in the fields of anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, library science, et cetera.  Possible careers include: anthropologist, social studies teacher, research analyst, lawyer, social scientist, social worker, government civil servant, legislative aide, management consultant, counselor, editor, and more.  Keep in mind additional education (i.e. a bachelor’s or master’s degree) may be a prerequisite for careers in the social science field.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

3

COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

3

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

HIST 1221U.S. FROM 1865

3

PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

4

STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

4

APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

4

Total Credit Hours:18

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by General Biology (BIOL 1010) or Physical Geology (GEOL 1100).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    ANTH 1200INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    3

    ECON 1010MACROECONOMICS

    3

    ENGL 2340NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE FIRST AREA EMPHASIS

    3-4

    SOCIAL SCIENCE SECOND AREA EMPHASIS

    3-4

    Total Credit Hours:15-16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

    • See advisor to determine appropriate areas of emphasis in Social Science.  Possibilities include Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology.  Upon determining an area of emphasis, enroll in an appropriate emphasis related offering, ie. ANTH, HIST, SOC, POLS, or PSYC courses.

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    ANTH 1300INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY

    3

    HIST 1330WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1750

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    SOCIAL SCIENCE FIRST AREA EMPHASIS

    3-4

    SOCIAL SCIENCE THIRD AREA EMPHASIS

    3-4

    SOCIAL SCIENCE FOURTH AREA EMPHASIS

    3-4

    Total Credit Hours:15-16

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

    • See advisor to determine appropriate areas of emphasis in Social Science.  Possibilities include Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology.  Upon determining an area of emphasis, enroll in an appropriate emphasis related offering, ie. ANTH, HIST, SOC, POLS, or PSYC courses.

    Total Credit Hours: 64-65