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General Studies: Social & Behavioral Sciences (AA)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2018-2019 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Download Graduation Petition Form and return the completed form to the Admissions and Records Office early in your last semester of completing the requirements.  Indicate the degree(s) and general education plan(s) you are completing. For the latest degree requirements, please see the LAVC catalog.


Complete at least four of the following courses

Course Course Title UNITS
Anthro 102 Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology 3
Anthro 103 Archeology: Reconstructing the Human  Past 3
Anthro 104 Human Language and Communication 3
Brdcstg 1 Fundamentals of Radio and Television Broadcasting 3
Chicano 7 Mexican Americam in the History of the United States 3
Ch Dev 1* Child Growth and Development 3
Ch Dev 42 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
Comm 122 Intercultural Communication 3
Econ 1* Principles of Economics I 3
Econ 2* Principles of Economics II 3
Econ 30 Comperative Economic Systems 3
Econ 40 History of Economic Thought 3
Econ 60 Economics and the Environment 3
Envstds 101 Introduction to Envioronmental Studies 3
Geog 2 Cultural Elements of Geography 3
Geog 9 People and the Earth's Eco System 3
Geog 14 Geography of California 3
Geog 45 Food and Culture 3
History 1 Introducrtion to Western Civilization I 3
History 2 Introduction to Western Civilization II 3
History 86 Introduction to World Civilization I 3
Human 6 Grear People, Grea Ages 3
Human 8 Great Womem in the Humanities 3
Jewish 25 The Hisory of the Jewish People 3
Journal 105 Mass Communication 3
Law 3 Civil Rights and the Law 3
Pol Sci 2 Moden World Governments 3
Pol Sci 5 The History of Western Political Thought 3
Pol Sci 7 Contemporary World Affairs 3
Psych 1 General Psychology I 3
Psych 11* Child Psychology 3
Psych 12* Adolescente Psychology  3
Psych 13* Social Psychology 3
Psych 14* Abnormal Psychology 3
Psych 41* Life-Span Pscychology: From Infancy to Old  Age 3
Soc 1 Introduction to Sociology 3
Soc 2 American Social Problems 3
Soc 3 Crime and Deliinquence 3
Soc 4 Sociological Analysis 3
Soc 11 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
Soc 12 Marriage and Family Life 3
Soc 21 Human Sexuality 3
Soc 25  Drugs and Culture 3
Soc 31 Sociology of Gender 3
Soc 35 The Labor Movement 3

Complete at least one course from the following courses

Course Course Title UNITS
Afro Am 4 The African American in the History of the United States I 3
Afro Am 5 The African American in the History of the United States II 3
Chicano 8 The Mexican Americaan in the History of the Uniied States I 3
Econ 10 Economic History of the United States 3
History 5 History of the Americas I 3
History 6 History of the Americas II 3
History 11 Political and Social History of the United States I 3
History 12 Political and Social History of the United States II 3
History 20 History of the California and the Pacific Coast 3
Pol Sci 1 The Government of the United States 3


Total units required for major: 18

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.

Required general education units: 21

Required degree applicable elective units: 21

Total units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.