BA in Social Science

Units required for Major: 63
Units required for Subject Matter Program: 69-74
Total units required for BA: 120

Program Description

The Social Science major is offered by the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Government, History, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies. It serves both as an interdisciplinary major for the Bachelor of Arts degree and to provide subject matter preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Minimum grade of "C-" is required in all courses completed toward the Social Science major and pre-credential requirements.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (48 Units)
ECON 1AIntroduction to Macroeconomic Analysis 13
ECON 1BIntroduction to Microeconomic Analysis 13
Choose one of the following: 23
History of Economic Thought
Economic History of the United States
Economics and Environmental Degradation
GEOG 100Themes In World Geography3
GEOG 121United States and Canada3
HIST 17AUnited States History, 1607-1877 13
HIST 17BUnited States History, 1877-Present 13
HIST 50World History I: to 1500 13
HIST 51World History from 1500 to the Present. 13
HIST 100Introduction to Historical Skills3
HIST 133Twentieth-Century World History3
HIST 183BCalifornia History, 1860-19703
POLS 35World Politics 13
Choose one of the following:3
Essentials Of Government
American Governments
POLS 180California State and Local Government 13
SSCI 193Integrating History and Social Science3
Electives (15 Units)
Select one of the following (National Perspective, History):3
Colonial America
The Age of the American Revolution
Young Republic, 1790-1840
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1840-1890
20th Century United States, 1890-1940
20th Century United States, 1941-Present
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
History of International Relations in the 20th Century
History of US Foreign Relations 1
The United States in Vietnam, 1940-1975
Social History of the United States 1
The City in US History 1
History of American Women 1
Images Of America 1
The History of the Civil Rights Movement: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction, 1865-Present 1
The African-American Experience, 1603-Present 1
Mexican-American History
Select one of the following (National Perspective, other Social Sciences):3
Cultural Diversity 1
Indians of North America
Economics of Education
Economics of Racism 1
Women and the Economy
Economics at the Movies
Ethnic America 1
La Raza Studies 1
Native American Experience 1
Pan African Studies 1
Current Political Thought
The American Presidency
The Legislative Process
Politics of the Underrepresented 1
Ethnic and Race Relations 1
Social Inequalities
Sociology of Popular Culture 1
Introduction to Women's Movements in the United States
Gender & Health
Gender, Race, and Class
Women Of Color
Introduction to Queer and Trans Studies
Select one of the following (World Perspectives, History):3
History of Modern Greece 1
Mediterranean Europe: From the Renaissance to the European Union
Europe, 1815-1914
World War I: Causes, Conduct, Consequences
World War II: Causes, Conduct, Consequences
Europe Since 1945
History of Women in Western Civilization, Renaissance-Present 1
Modern Germany, 1806-Present
British History, 1714-Present
Twentieth Century Russia
The Fall Of Communism
History Of Mexico To 1910
Revolutionary and Modern Mexico
Colonial Latin America 1
Modern and Contemporary Latin America 1
History of Africa Since 1800
History of Women in Africa
The Modern Middle East
Ottoman State and Society
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Modern Japan, 1800-present
China, 1600 to Present
Select one of the following (World Perspectives, other Social Sciences):3
The Nature of Culture 1
Archaeology of Mexico 1
Culture and Society in Mexico 1
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
Cultures of South Asia
European Economic History 1
International Trade
International Finance
Development Economics
Geography Of Africa
Geography Of Europe
Population Geography 1
International Politics
Government and Politics in Africa 1
European Politics
Latin American Government and Politics 1
Governments and Politics in the Middle East 1
Asian Societies 1
Middle Eastern Societies and Culture 1
Sociology of Globalization 1
Women Of The Middle East
Women's Global Issues
Gender and Politics
Select one of the following (State Perspective):3
Indians of California
The California Economy
The Asian American Experience 1
Chicano/Mexican-American Experience 1
California Indian History
Chicano Community 1
Total Units63

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (10 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 20
Area C: Arts and Humanities (6 Units)
C1 - Arts 30
C2 - Humanities 30
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 23
Area D: The Individual and Society
Area D Course 30
Area D Course 30
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 20
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Area F: Ethnic Studies
Area F Course
Total Units28

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (3 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History 20
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government 20
Writing Intensive (WI) 33
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (9 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE) 40
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 46