Social Science


gy must take six units of political science, in­ cluding Political Science 200. The remaining units must be from the various offerings in the social sciences, such as intercultural stud­ ies, geography and economics. Other oppor­ tunities/programs are as follows: Public Sector Employment Preparation Students interested in public service at the municipal, county, state or federal level are ad­ vised to take a concentration in political sci­ ence. The 15-unit concentration should in­ clude Political Science 200, 301, 306, 470, and 488. Internship in Public Administration should be taken in the public sector. For ad­ visement see the Political Science Department California Secondary Teaching Credential The History Department in cooperation with the Education Department provides a secondary teaching program in Social Science. The general education require­ ment for United States history is History 200 and Psychology 200 for the Behavioral Science requriement. In the 37-unit Social Science waiver program the students must take History 307, 331, 402, 403; Political Science 200, 406, Geography 301, Sociology 342 and Business 201. Nine additional units of upper division electives round out the program. Required courses in Education are 300, 330, 425, 435, 450, and 452. Student Teaching is generally taken the semester after graduation.

Chair: George M. Nishida, Ph.D.

Chair: Dietrich Buss, Ph.D.

FACULTY Professor: Nishida Associate Professor: Jenkins

OBJECTIVES The social science major is an interde­ partmental program offered by the departments of history, political science and sociology. Upon completion of the social science major, it is intended that the student will have a wider perspective on the nature of man; recognize that his present perspec­ tive is based on the experiences of history; be aware that value systems have definite implications for society as a whole; be able to think analytically and develop an under­ standing of, and a commitment to, Christian values; have an awareness of his own social and political responsibilities; have an appre­ ciation for the worth of a free society, and be prepared for graduate study or career opportunities in education, law, the service professions, research, business, govern­ ment or Christian service. DEGREE PROGRAM A BACHELOROF ARTS DEGREE IN SoCIAL Sc!ENCE is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and major requirements. The social science major requires completion of 30 units beyond general education, 24 of which must be upper division. The student must choose a concentration of 15 units in HIS­ mRY, POLnlCAL SCIENCE, or SOCIOLOGY. Students electing a concentration in history or sociolo-

OBJECTIVES The sociology major is designed to ac­ quaint the student with the principal problems and issues in sociology; to teach application of knowledge to occupations and professions and to prepare for further graduate study. Upon completion of the major in sociology, the student should be able to identify the fore­ most individuals, their work and major ideas of any given period of the development of social thought; use in a meaningful way the terminol­ ogy of sociology and other social sciences so as to evaluate the content of learned periodicals and converse with others in the related fields; feel a deep personal concern for human need due to a systematic exposure to the pressing social dilemmas that face us daily; appreciate the relevance of sociological insight to the Christian who would be aware, caring, progres­ sive and productive; clarify the basic tensions between sociology and theology (both actual and imagined) ; defend the study of sociology as a desirable Christian liberal arts major and as a necessary prerequisite for a wide range of professional fields; develop a rather well-de­ fined personal theoretical orientation in terms of past as well as existing social theory; partici­ pate with social and religious agencies on a paraprofessional level through direct involve­ ment in social work, correctional work, rehabil­ itation, hotline service or counseling; formulate sound critical judgment of current social re­ search; conduct independent study or research and produce scholarly results; and proceed to graduate school with a competitive undergrad­ uate background of preparation for both pro­ fessional Christian ministries and work in gov­ ernment agencies dealing with probation, wel­ fare, police protection and other public services in sociology and related fields. DEGREE PROGRAM ABACHELOR OF ARTSDEGREE IN Soc!OWGY is of­ fered upon completion of the university bac­ calaureate and major requirement The sociolo­ gy major requires the completion of 30 units, 24 ofwhich must be upper division, including 220, 441,442,443 and 444. In addition, Psychology 210 is required as a supporting course. MINOR ASoc10LOGY MINOR is offered with the completion of 18 units of sociology of which 15 must be upper division courses.


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