ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN SOCIAL STUDIES

Description

This programme is for students who are interested in working in people-focused careers; who want to explore the complexity of changing societies, and respond effectively to the needs of people; have a passion for enacting social change; and want to guide individuals to live effectively in multicultural societies. Skills, attitudes, and knowledge that social sciences students acquire, in addition to gaining historical knowledge, are enhanced by understanding self and the world that they live in, and equip them to be ethical and productive citizens. Therefore, any job that needs people who can research, think, problem solve, analyze, write effectively, and be persuasive will be appropriate for social sciences graduates.

 

Programme Objectives

Upon completion of a programme in Social Studies or Social Sciences, students will be able to:

1.           Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental facts, concepts, and generalizations of the disciplines;

2.           Exhibit an appreciation for the interrelationship among social sciences disciplines;

3.           Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental social science perspectives and their application to real-world situations;

4.           Conduct social science investigations using varied research methodologies;

5.           Read critically and analytically, write coherently, and make sound judgments;

6.           Demonstrate the ability to use integrated social science skills to participate in discourse and decision-making about social issues and events of personal and public concerns;

7.           Prepare written and oral presentations that report their social sciences discoveries;

8.           Communicate effectively with diverse audiences;

9.           Exhibit tolerance for diverse opinions without forfeiting the ability to form and defend individual ideas and values;

10.        Identify, appraise, and assimilate published scholarship into one’s own papers, reports, and essays, while giving appropriate credit to the original authors;

11.        Recognise opportunities for social change and develop meaningful strategies for enactment.

Programme Length

For full-time students, this programme should last for five semesters.

 Programme Requirements

ENG 101

College Composition I

3 Credits

ENG 102

College Composition II

3 Credits

ENG 201

Caribbean Literature

3 Credits

MAT 105

College Algebra

3 Credits

MAT 111

Introduction to Statistics

3 Credits

SPA 101

Introduction to Spanish I

4 Credits

SPA 102

Introduction to Spanish II

4 Credits

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3 Credits

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II

3 Credits

SOC 202

Sociology, Change & Development

3 Credits

HIS 120

Caymanian Society

3 Credits

HIS 121

Survey of Caribbean History

3 Credits

HIS 131

Modern World History

3 Credits

HIS 132

Caribbean Civilization

3 Credits

POL 101

Introduction to Political Science

3 Credits

POL 201

International Relations

3 Credits

POL 202

Government, Business & Society

3 Credits

ECO 221

Principles of Microeconomics

3 Credits

ECO 222

Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Credits

Sciences Elective

Minimum required

 

6 Credits

3 Credits

68 Credits

 

Science Requirements

Two semesters of science chosen from: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Nutrition, Astronomy, or Meteorology.

 Electives

These courses should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.

The following sequence is suggested for all full-time Associate Degree in Social Studies students. If this recommended sequence is not followed, the student is not guaranteed to graduate on time.

Fall I

Spring I

Summer

Fall II

Spring II

 

ENG 101

 

ENG 102

 

Elective 1

 

ENG 201

 

SOC 202

MAT 111

MAT 105

HIS 120

HIS 121

HIS 131

SPA 101

SPA 102

 

POL 101

HIS 132

SOC 101

SOC 102

 

POL 202

POL 201

Science 1

Science 2

 

ECO 221

ECO 222

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