Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences - Multidisciplinary Track

Requirements (72 to 78 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Two core SSCI courses, SSCI 100 and SSCI 499, for a total of 8 units, a minimum of 32 to 36 units (primary) in one of the following fields, plus 16 to 17 units each (secondary) in two others:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Of the 32 to 36 units comprising the primary field, no more than 14 units may be from the lower-division courses. In each secondary field, no more than 8 units may be from lower-division courses. Within the social sciences major, cross-listed courses cannot be counted both in a primary field and in a secondary field.

Those courses which will be required and allowed for use in this track, both in the primary and secondary fields, are listed below. It is the responsibility of both the student and the student's advisor to construct a program in line with these requirements. Once agreed to, the program is filed in the student's permanent folder in the Office of the Registrar but is subject to revision by mutual consent. No more than 34 units may be selected from any one department. Additionally, students may elect to complete up to 8 units of SSCI 575 Internship and 4 units of SSCI 595 Independent studies, with the consent of the program coordinator. A special topics primary or secondary field may be contracted with Coordinator of the Social Sciences BA or the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Requirements for the B.A. in Social Sciences - Multidisciplinary Track (Program Code: SSMT)

Social Science required core courses (8)
SSCI 100Introduction to the Social Sciences4
SSCI 499Senior Seminar4

Anthropology

(Primary Field 36 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (36)
ANTH 100Introduction to Anthropology: Human Evolution4
ANTH 102Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society4
Twenty-eight units chosen from:28
African Archaeology
Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe
North American Prehistory
Aztecs, Maya and their Predecessors
Incas and their Predecessors
Historical Archaeology
Archaeology of the Southwest
Archival Practices
Native North American Art
Pre-Columbian Art
Human Biological Variance and the Concept of Race
Human Origins
Primate Evolution and Ecology
Forensic Anthropology and Crime
Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices
Anthropology of Human Development
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging
Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Anthropology and Film
Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
Globalization and Culture
Magic, Religion and Science
Applied Anthropology and Social Policy
Urban Anthropology
Indians of North America
Indians of the Southwest
Cultures of Mexico and Central America
Cultures of South America
African Societies
Peoples of the Middle East
Asian Cultures and Societies
Asian American Cultures
Museum Management
Gender and Language
Language and Culture
Colonial and Postcolonial Anthropology
Senior Seminar in Anthropology
Secondary Field (16)
ANTH 100Introduction to Anthropology: Human Evolution4
or ANTH 102 Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society
Eight units chosen from:8
African Archaeology
Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe
North American Prehistory
Aztecs, Maya and their Predecessors
Incas and their Predecessors
Historical Archaeology
Archaeology of the Southwest
Archival Practices
Archaeological Survey and Excavation
Native North American Art
Pre-Columbian Art
Human Biological Variance and the Concept of Race
Human Origins
Primate Evolution and Ecology
Forensic Anthropology and Crime
Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices
Anthropology of Human Development
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging
Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Anthropology and Film
Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
Globalization and Culture
Magic, Religion and Science
Applied Anthropology and Social Policy
Urban Anthropology
Indians of North America
Indians of the Southwest
Cultures of Mexico and Central America
Cultures of South America
African Societies
Peoples of the Middle East
Asian Cultures and Societies
Asian American Cultures
Museum Management
Exhibition Development and Design
Gender and Language
Language and Culture
Selected Topics in Anthropology:
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Archaeological Theory and Method
Four units chosen from:4
Senior Seminar in Anthropology
ANTH 575B-E
Internship in Anthropology
ANTH 576B-E
Internship in Museum Studies
ANTH 577B-E
Internship in Archaeology
ANTH 578B-E
Internship in Applied Cultural Anthroplogy
Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 590B-D
Selected Topics in Anthroplogy
ANTH 595B-E
Independent Study

Economics

(Primary Field 32 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (32)
ECON 200Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 500History of Economic Thought4
Twelve units chosen from applied field courses:12
Political Economy of Women
Economics of the Environment
Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination
Money and Banking
Economic History of the United States
International Economics
Multinational Corporations
Political Economy
Labor Economics
Global Economy
Public Economics
Social Economics
Eight units of additional upper-division economics course work.8
Secondary Field (16)
ECON 200Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4
Eight units of additional upper-division economics course work.8

Ethnic Studies

(Primary Field 32 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Note: No course can be used in a primary or secondary field which has been used in any other part of the Social Science major.

Primary Field (32)
ES 100Ethnicity and Race in America4
ES 300Research Methods in Ethnic Studies4
ES 394Topics in Ethnic Studies4
Twenty units chosen from:20
Aztecs, Maya and their Predecessors
Incas and their Predecessors
Native North American Art
Human Biological Variance and the Concept of Race
Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices
Anthropology of Human Development
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging
Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
Indians of North America
Indians of the Southwest
African Societies
Asian American Cultures
Language and Culture
Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination
ES 595A-D
Independent Study
African-American History, 1620-1865
African-American History, 1865-Present
American Indian History
California Indian History
Chicano History
Immigration and Ethnic American History
Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Asian Americans: Origin and Ethnicity
Black Social Stratification
Chicano Social Stratification
Indian Nations and Native America
Secondary Field (16)
ES 100Ethnicity and Race in America4
ES 394Topics in Ethnic Studies4
Eight units chosen from:8
Aztecs, Maya and their Predecessors
Incas and their Predecessors
Native North American Art
Human Biological Variance and the Concept of Race
Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices
Anthropology of Human Development
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging
Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
Indians of North America
Indians of the Southwest
African Societies
Asian American Cultures
Language and Culture
Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination
ES 595A-D
Independent Study
African-American History, 1620-1865
African-American History, 1865-Present
American Indian History
California Indian History
Chicano History
Immigration and Ethnic American History
Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Asian Americans: Origin and Ethnicity
Black Social Stratification
Chicano Social Stratification
Indian Nations and Native America

Geography

(Primary Field 33 units, Secondary Field 16 to 17 units)

Primary Field (33)
GEOG 100Introduction to Human Geography4
GEOG 103Physical Geography5
GEOG 420Geography of Economic Activity4
Twenty units of upper-division geography course work, except GEOG 300 or GEOG 311. Also, no more than eight of these sixteen units of upper-division elective course work can be an area study.20
Secondary Field (16-17)
GEOG 100Introduction to Human Geography4-5
or GEOG 103 Physical Geography
GEOG 420Geography of Economic Activity4
Eight units of upper-division geography course work, except GEOG 300 or GEOG 311. Also, only four of these eight units of upper- division elective course work can be an area study.8

History

(Primary Field 32 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (32)
HIST 200United States History to 18774
HIST 201United States History, 1877 to the Present4
Eight units chosen from:8
American Indian History
The American Colonies, 1607-1783
The Evolution of American Democracy, 1783-1840
Civil War and Reconstruction
The United States, 1877-1917
The United States, 1917-1945
United States History, Cold War Era
Eight units chosen from:8
Ancient and Medieval Europe
Early Modern Europe, the Renaissance to 1815
Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present
Early Medieval Europe
High Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation
The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment
Europe Since 1945
Eight units of upper-division history course work.8
Secondary Field (16)
HIST 200United States History to 18774
HIST 201United States History, 1877 to the Present4
Eight units of upper-division history course work8

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

(Primary Field 32 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Note: No course can be used in a primary or secondary field which has been used in any other part of the Social Sciences major

Primary Field (32)
ANTH 358Peoples of the Middle East4
HIST 383Classical Islamic Civilization4
HUM 375The World of Islam4
PSCI 308Government and Politics of the Middle East4
Sixteen units chosen from:16
Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe
Arabic Film and Culture
Contemporary Issues in Arab Culture: Environmental Aspects
Media in the Arab World
Topics in Oral History
Modern Middle East
History of Christianity I
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Modern Iran
Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History
Nationalism and Conflict in the Middle East
Secondary Field (16)
Eight units chosen from:8
Peoples of the Middle East
Classical Islamic Civilization
The World of Islam
Government and Politics of the Middle East
Eight units chosen from:8
Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe
Arabic Film and Culture
Contemporary Issues in Arab Culture: Environmental Aspects
Media in the Arab World
Topics in Oral History
Modern Middle East
History of Christianity I
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Modern Iran
Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History
Nationalism and Conflict in the Middle East

Political Science

(Primary Field 32 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (32)
PSCI 203American Government4
PSCI 204International Relations4
Twenty-four units of upper-division course work with at least four units from each of the following five fields:24
American Government and Politics. Four units chosen from:
The Legislative Process
Political Parties and Interest Groups
The American Presidency
Formulation of Public Policy
Comparative Government. Four units chosen from:
Western Political Systems
East European Political Systems
Latin American Politics
International Relations. Four units chosen from:
American Foreign Policy
International Politics
National Security Policy
International Law
International Organization
Political Theory. Four units chosen from:
Classical Political Thought
Foundations of Modern Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Public Law. Four units chosen from:
Judicial Process
American Constitutional Law
The Bill of Rights
Four units of upper-division Political Science course work
Secondary Field (16)
PSCI 204International Relations4
Twelve units of upper-division course work, four units chosen from three of the five fields listed below:12
American Government and Politics. Four units chosen from:
The Legislative Process
Political Parties and Interest Groups
The American Presidency
Formulation of Public Policy
Comparative Government. Four units chosen from:
Western Political Systems
East European Political Systems
Latin American Politics
International Relations. Four units chosen from:
American Foreign Policy
International Politics
National Security Policy
International Law
International Organization
Political Theory. Four units chosen from:
Classical Political Thought
Foundations of Modern Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Public Law. Four units chosen from:
Judicial Process
American Constitutional Law
The Bill of Rights

Psychology

(Primary Field 33 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (33)
PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology4
PSYC 210Psychological Statistics5
Eight units chosen from:8
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Social Behavior
Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Four units chosen from:4
Cognitive Psychology
Learning and Motivation
Biological Psychology
Perception
Four units chosen from:4
Communication Processes
Health Psychology
Behavior Modification: Principles and Applications
Industrial Psychology
Tests and Measurements
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Community Psychology
Internship in Psychology
Eight units of upper-division psychology electives.8
Secondary Field (16)
PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology4
Four units chosen from:4
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Social Behavior
Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Four units chosen from:4
Cognitive Psychology
Learning and Motivation
Biological Psychology
Perception
Four units chosen from:4
Communication Processes
Health Psychology
Behavior Modification: Principles and Applications
Industrial Psychology
Tests and Measurements
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Community Psychology

Sociology

(Primary Field 33 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (33)
SOC 100The Study of Society4
SOC 307Social Research I5
SOC 311Sociological Theory4
or SOC 360 Social Psychology
Twenty units of upper-division sociology electives.20
Secondary Field (16)
SOC 100The Study of Society4
SOC 360Social Psychology4
Eight units of upper-division sociology electives.8
Social Science elective courses: (4-12)4-12
Social Science Internship
Social Science Independent Study
Total Units4-12