Requirements

B.A. IN SOCIAL SCIENCES - MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRACK

Requirements (62 to 65 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

A minimum of 30 to 31 units (primary) in one of the following fields, plus 16 to 17 units each (secondary) in two others:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Of the 30 to 31 units comprising the primary field, no more than twelve units may be from the lower-division courses. In each secondary field, no more than eight 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 Records, Registration and Evaluations but is subject to revision by mutual consent. No more than 32 units may be selected from any one department. A special topics primary or secondary field may be contracted with the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Requirements for the B.A. in Social Sciences - Multidisciplinary Track:

Anthropology 
(Primary Field 30 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (30 units):

  1. ANTH 100. Introduction to Anthropology: Human Evolution (4)
  2. ANTH 102. Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society (4)
  3. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 300. Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 302. African Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 303. Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe (4)
    • ANTH 305. North American Prehistory (4)
    • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 307. Incas and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 312. Historical Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 315. Archaeology of the Southwest and California (4)
    • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ANTH 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation and the Concept of Race (4)
    • ANTH 326. Human Origins (4)
    • ANTH 327. Primate Evolution and Ecology (4)
    • ANTH 328. Forensic Anthropology and Crime (4)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 351. Indians of North America (4)
    • ANTH 352. Indians of the Southwest (4)
    • ANTH 354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
    • ANTH 356. Cultures of South America (4)
    • ANTH 357. African Societies (4)
    • ANTH 358. Peoples of the Middle East (4)
    • ANTH 360. Peoples of Australia (4)
    • ANTH 361. Peoples of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia (4)
    • ANTH 362. Peoples of Asia (4)
    • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
  7. Eight units chosen from:
    • ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    • ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
    • ANTH 332. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging (4)
    • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
    • ANTH 334. Anthropology and Film (4)
    • ANTH 335. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Crime and Deviance (4)
    • ANTH 375. Museum Methods (4)
    • ANTH 380. Gender and Language (4)
    • ANTH 388. Language and Culture (4)
    • ANTH 466. Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing (4)
    • ANTH 470. Globalization and Culture (4)
    • ANTH 472. Colonial and Postcolonial Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 475. Cultural Ecology (4)
    • ANTH 480. Magic, Religion and Science (4)
    • ANTH 485. Applied Anthropology and Social Policy (4)
    • ANTH 492. Economic Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 493. Urban Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 500. Great Ideas in Anthropology (4)

Secondary Field (16 units):

  1. Choose one of the following:
    • ANTH 100. Introduction to Anthropology: Human Evolution (4)
    • ANTH 102. Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society (4)
  2. Eight units chosen from:
    • ANTH 300. Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 302. African Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 303. Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe (4)
    • ANTH 305. North American Prehistory (4)
    • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 307. Incas and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 312. Historical Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 315. Archaeology of the Southwest and California (4)
    • ANTH 320. Archaeological Survey and Excavation (5)
    • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ANTH 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)
    • ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation and the Concept of Race (4)
    • ANTH 326. Human Origins (4)
    • ANTH 327. Primate Evolution and Ecology (4)
    • ANTH 328. Forensic Anthropology and Crime (4)
    • ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    • ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
    • ANTH 332. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging (4)
    • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
    • ANTH 334. Anthropology and Film (4)
    • ANTH 335. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Crime and Deviance (4)
    • ANTH 351. Indians of North America (4)
    • ANTH 352. Indians of the Southwest (4)
    • ANTH 354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
    • ANTH 356. Cultures of South America (4)
    • ANTH 357. African Societies (4)
    • ANTH 358. Peoples of the Middle East (4)
    • ANTH 360. Peoples of Australia (4)
    • ANTH 361. Peoples of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia (4)
    • ANTH 362. Peoples of Asia (4)
    • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
    • ANTH 375. Museum Methods (4)
    • ANTH 376. Exhibit Design (4)
    • ANTH 380. Gender and Language (4)
    • ANTH 388. Language and Culture (4)
    • ANTH 390. Selected Topics in Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 391. Selected Topics in Anthropology (2)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 466. Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing (4)
    • ANTH 470. Globalization and Culture (4)
    • ANTH 472. Colonial and Postcolonial Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 475. Cultural Ecology (4)
    • ANTH 480. Magic, Religion and Science (4)
    • ANTH 485. Applied Anthropology and Social Policy (4)
    • ANTH 492. Economic Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 493. Urban Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 500. Great Ideas in Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 575. Internship in Anthropology (2-5)
    • ANTH 576. Internship in Museum Studies (2-5)
    • ANTH 577. Internship in Archaeology (2-5)
    • ANTH 578. Internship in Applied Cultural Anthropology (2-5)
    • ANTH 585. Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 590. Selected Topics in Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 591. Selected Topics in Anthropology (2)
    • ANTH 595. Independent Study (2-5)

Economics

(Primary Field 30 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (30 units):

  1. ECON 200. Principles of Microeconomics (4)
  2. ECON 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
  3. ECON 500. History of Economic Thought (4)
  4. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)
  5. Four units chosen from applied field courses:
    • ECON 360. Economics of the Environment (4)
    • ECON 410. Money and Banking (4)
    • ECON 430. International Economics (4)
    • ECON 435. Multinational Corporations (4)
    • ECON 460. Labor Economics (4)
    • ECON 475. Public Finance (4)
  6. Four units chosen from political economy courses:
    • ECON 333. Political Economy of Women: Money, Sex, Race, and Power (4)
    • ECON 352. Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination (4)
    • ECON 357. Political Economy of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People (4)
    • ECON 421. Economic History of the United States (4)
    • ECON 445. Political Economy (4)
    • ECON 450. Global Economy (4)
    • ECON 520. Social Economics (4)
  7. Eight units of additional upper-division economics course work.

Secondary Field (16 units):

  1. ECON 200. Principles of Microeconomics (4)
  2. ECON 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
  3. Eight units of additional upper-division economics course work.

Ethnic Studies

(Primary Field 30 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 (30 units)

  1. ES 100. Ethnicity and Race in America (4)
  2. ES 300. Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (4)
  3. ES 394. Topics in Ethnic Studies (4)
  4. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)
  5. Sixteen units chosen from:
    • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 307. Incas and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation and the Concept of Race (4)
    • ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    • ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
    • ANTH 332. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging (4)
    • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Practices (4)
    • ANTH 335. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Crime and Deviance (4)
    • ANTH 351. Indians of North America (4)
    • ANTH 352. Indians of the Southwest (4)
    • ANTH 357. African Societies (4)
    • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
    • ANTH 388. Language and Culture (4)
    • ANTH 466. Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing (4)
    • ECON 352. Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination (4)
    • ES 595. Independent Study (1-4) for a total of (4)
    • HIST 340. African-American History, 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 341. African-American History, 1865-Present (4)
    • HIST 391. Chicano History (4)
    • HIST 565. Immigration and Ethnic American History (4)
    • PSYC 340. Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination (4)
    • PSYC 345. Cross-Cultural Psychology (4)
    • SOC 410. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 425. Asian Americans: Origins and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 441. Black Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 442. Chicano Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 525. Indian Nations and Native America (4)

Secondary Field (16 units)

  1. ES 100. Ethnicity and Race in America (4)
  2. ES 394. Topics in Ethnic Studies (4)
  3. Eight units chosen from:
    • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 307. Incas and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation and the Concept of Race (4)
    • ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    • ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
    • ANTH 332. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging (4)
    • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Practices (4)
    • ANTH 335. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Crime and Deviance (4)
    • ANTH 351. Indians of North America (4)
    • ANTH 352. Indians of the Southwest (4)
    • ANTH 357. African Societies (4)
    • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
    • ANTH 388. Language and Culture (4)
    • ANTH 466. Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing (4)
    • ECON 352. Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination (4)
    • ES 595. Independent Study (1-4) for a total of (4)
    • HIST 340. African-American History, 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 341. African-American History, 1865-Present (4)
    • HIST 391. Chicano History (4)
    • HIST 565. Immigration and Ethnic American History (4)
    • PSYC 340. Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination (4)
    • PSYC 345. Cross-Cultural Psychology (4)
    • SOC 410. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 425. Asian Americans: Origins and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 441. Black Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 442. Chicano Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 525. Indian Nations and Native America (4)

Geography

(Primary Field 31 units, Secondary Field 16 to 17 units)

Primary Field (31 units):

  1. GEOG 100. Introduction to Human Geography (4)
  2. GEOG 103. Physical Geography (5)
  3. GEOG 420. Geography of Economic Activity (4)
  4. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)
  5. Sixteen units of upper-division geography course work, except GEOG 300 or 311. Also, no more than eight of these sixteen units of upper-division elective course work can be an area study.

Secondary Field (16 or 17 units):

  1. Choose one of the following:
    • GEOG 100. Introduction to Human Geography (4)
    • GEOG 103. Physical Geography (5)
  2. GEOG 420. Geography of Economic Activity (4)
  3. Eight units of upper-division geography course work, except GEOG 300 or 311. Also, only four of these eight units of upper-division elective course work can be an area study.

History

(Primary Field 30 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (30 units):

  1. HIST 200. United States History to 1877 (4)
    or
    • Eight units chosen from:
    • HIST 350. The American Colonies, 1607-1783 (4)
    • HIST 351. The Evolution of American Democracy, 1783- 1840 (4)
    • HIST 354. Civil War and Reconstruction (4)
  2. HIST 201. United States History, 1877 to the Present (4)
    or
    • Eight units chosen from:
    • HIST 356. The United States, 1877-1917 (4)
    • HIST 357. The United States, 1917-1945 (4)
    • HIST 359. The United States, 1945-1980 (4)
  3. HIST 305. Ancient and Medieval Europe (4)
    or
    • Eight units as follows:
    • HIST 400. Early Medieval Europe (4)
    • HIST 401. Late Medieval Europe (4)
  4. HIST 306. Early Modern Europe, the Renaissance to 1815 (4)
    or
    • Eight units as follows:
    • HIST 402. Renaissance and Reformation (4)
    • HIST 403. The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment (4)
  5. HIST 307. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present (4)
    or
    • Eight units as follows:
    • HIST 503. Europe Since 1945 (4)
    • HIST 535. Studies in European National History (4)
  6. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)
  7. Eight units of upper-division history course work.

Secondary Field (16 units):

  1. Eight units of upper-division history course work and either Group 1 or 2 below:
    • Group 1:
      1. HIST 200. United States History to 1877 (4)
        or
        • Eight units chosen from:
        • HIST 350. The American Colonies, 1607-1783 (4)
        • HIST 351. The Evolution of American Democracy, 1783-1840 (4)
        • HIST 354. Civil War and Reconstruction (4)
      2. HIST 201. United States History, 1877 to the Present (4)
        or
        • Eight units chosen from:
        • HIST 356. The United States, 1877-1917 (4)
        • HIST 357. The United States, 1917-1945 (4)
        • HIST 359. The United States, 1945-1980 (4)
    • Group 2:
      1. HIST 306. Early Modern Europe, the Renaissance to 1815 (4)
        or
        • Eight units as follows:
        • HIST 402. Renaissance and Reformation (4)
        • HIST 403. The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment (4)
      2. HIST 307. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present (4)
        or
        • Eight units chosen from:
        • HIST 503. Europe Since 1945 (4)
        • HIST 535. Studies in European National History (4)

Political Science

(Primary Field 30 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (30 units):

  1. PSCI 203. American Government (4)
  2. PSCI 204. International Relations (4)
  3. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)
  4. Twenty units of upper-division course work with at least four units from each of the following five fields:
    • American Government and Politics
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 320. The Legislative Process (4)
    • PSCI 326. Political Parties and Interest Groups (4)
    • PSCI 431. The American Presidency (4)
    • PSCI 528. Formulation of Public Policy (4)
    • Comparative Government
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 300. Western Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 304. Communist Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 306. Developing Political Systems (4)
    • International Relations
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 325. American Foreign Policy (4)
    • PSCI 400. International Politics (4)
    • PSCI 484. National Security Policy (4)
    • PSCI 500. International Law (4)
    • PSCI 510. International Organization (4)
    • Political Theory
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 310. Classical Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 311. Foundations of Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 313. Modern Political Thought (4)
    • Public Law
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 328. Judicial Process (4)
    • PSCI 410. American Constitutional Law (4)
    • PSCI 411. The Bill of Rights (4)

Secondary Field (16 units):

  1. PSCI 204. International Relations (4)
  2. Twelve units of upper-division course work, four units chosen from three of the five fields listed below:
    • American Government and Politics
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 320. The Legislative Process (4)
    • PSCI 326. Political Parties and Interest Groups (4)
    • PSCI 431. The American Presidency (4)
    • PSCI 528. Formulation of Public Policy (4)
    • Comparative Government
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 300. Western Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 304. Communist Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 306. Developing Political Systems (4)
    • International Relations
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 325. American Foreign Policy (4)
    • PSCI 400. International Politics (4)
    • PSCI 484. National Security Policy (4)
    • PSCI 500. International Law (4)
    • PSCI 510. International Organization (4)
    • Political Theory
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 310. Classical Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 311. Foundations of Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 313. Modern Political Thought (4)
    • Public Law
    • Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 328. Judicial Process (4)
    • PSCI 410. American Constitutional Law (4)
    • PSCI 411. The Bill of Rights (4)

Psychology

(Primary Field 31 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (31 units):

  1. PSYC 100. Introduction to Psychology (4)
  2. PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
  3. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)
  4. Eight units chosen from:
    • PSYC 201. Developmental Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 382. Psychology of Social Behavior (4)
    • PSYC 385. Personality (4)
    • PSYC 390. Abnormal Psychology (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • PSYC 360. Cognitive Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 362. Learning and Motivation (4)
    • PSYC 363. Biological Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 364. Perception (4)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • PSYC 315. Communication Processes (5)
    • PSYC 318. Health Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 351. Behavior Modification: Principles and Applications (4)
    • PSYC 355. Industrial Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 377. Tests and Measurements (4)
    • PSYC 386. Introduction to Psychotherapy (4)
    • PSYC 387. Community Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 575. Internship in Psychology (4)
  7. Four units of upper-division psychology electives.

Secondary Field (16 units):

  1. PSYC 100. Introduction to Psychology (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • PSYC 201. Developmental Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 382. Psychology of Social Behavior (4)
    • PSYC 385. Personality (4)
    • PSYC 390. Abnormal Psychology (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • PSYC 360. Cognitive Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 362. Learning and Motivation (4)
    • PSYC 363. Biological Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 364. Perception (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • PSYC 315. Communication Processes (5)
    • PSYC 318. Health Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 351. Behavior Modification: Principles and Applications (4)
    • PSYC 355. Industrial Psychology (4)
    • PSYC 377. Tests and Measurements (4)
    • PSYC 386. Introduction to Psychotherapy (4)
    • PSYC 387. Community Psychology (4)

Sociology

(Primary Field 31 units, Secondary Field 16 units)

Primary Field (31 units):

  1. SOC 100. The Study of Society (4)
  2. SOC 307. Social Research I (5)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • SOC 311. Sociological Theory (4)
    • SOC 360. Social Psychology (4)
  4. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)
  5. Sixteen units of upper-division sociology electives.

Secondary Field (16 units):

  1. SOC 100. The Study of Society (4)
  2. SOC 360. Social Psychology (4)
  3. Eight units of upper-division sociology electives.

Women's Studies

(Primary Field 30 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 (30 units)

  1. GSS 100. Introduction to Women's Studies (4)
  2. GSS 420. Feminist Theory (4)
  3. GSS 425. Women as Agents of Social Change (4)
  4. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)
  5. Sixteen units chosen from:
    • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
    • CJUS 451. Women and Crime (4)
    • CJUS 462. Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System (4)
    • ECON 333. Political Economy of Women: Money, Sex, Race, and Power (4)
    • GEOG 330. Geography of Gender (4)
    • GSS 103. Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (4)
    • GSS 300. Feminist Research Methods (4)
    • GSS 390. Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies (4)
    • GSS 450. Queer Theory (4)
    • GSS 575. Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services (2) for a total of (4)
    • GSS 595. Independent Study (2-5) for a maximum of (8)
    • HIST 344. Women in U.S. History: 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 345. Women in U.S. History: 1865-Present (4)
    • PSCI 340. Sex and Politics (4)
    • PSYC 331. The Psychology of Women (4)
    • PSYC 341. Women and Violence (4)
    • PSYC 349. The Psychology of Gays and Lesbians (4)
    • SOC 336. Black Women and Feminism (4)
    • SOC 444. Sociology of Gender (4)

Secondary Field (16 units)

  1. GSS 100. Introduction to Women's Studies (4)
  2. GSS 425. Women as Agents of Social Change (4)
  3. Eight units chosen from:
    • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
    • CJUS 451. Women and Crime (4)
    • CJUS 462. Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System (4)
    • ECON 333. Political Economy of Women: Money, Sex, Race, and Power (4)
    • GEOG 330. Geography of Gender (4)
    • GSS 103. Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (4)
    • GSS 300. Feminist Research Methods (4)
    • GSS 390. Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies (4)
    • GSS 450. Queer Theory (4)
    • GSS 575. Internship in Gender and Sexuality Programs and Services (2) for a total of (4)
    • GSS 595. Independent Study (2-5) for a maximum of (8)
    • HIST 344. Women in U.S. History: 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 345. Women in U.S. History: 1865-Present (4)
    • PSCI 340. Sex and Politics (4)
    • PSYC 331. The Psychology of Women (4)
    • PSYC 341. Women and Violence (4)
    • PSYC 349. The Psychology of Gays and Lesbians (4)
    • SOC 336. Black Women and Feminism (4)
    • SOC 444. Sociology of Gender (4)

B.A. IN SOCIAL SCIENCES - CREDENTIAL TRACK

Requirements (99-100 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Students who wish to teach social science subjects in California's secondary schools will have to be classified as "highly qualified" teachers as required by federal No Child Left Behind guidelines. In order to meet this qualification they will have to pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET), which encompasses knowledge and understanding primarily of history, but also geography, economics, and political science. Passing this exam means that the prospective teacher is considered to be "highly qualified" in each of these four subject areas. One effective way to be prepared to pass the exam is to complete the B.A. in Social Sciences, Credential Track. The core discipline in the program is history, as that is the most widely taught social science subject in secondary schools. In addition to this concentration, students have options in the other three disciplines of geography, economics, or political science. Any of these options would add 32-37 units to the 99-100 units needed for the core history program.

Students in the Credential Track are encouraged to see their Social Science advisor early in their program for assistance in choosing courses. For information about the professional education component or admission to the teacher education program, contact the Credentials Office, CE-102.

Lower-division requirements (45 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
    • HIST 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
  2. ECON 200. Principles of Microeconomics (4)
  3. ECON 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
  4. GEOG 100. Introduction to Human Geography (4)
  5. GEOG 103. Physical Geography (5)
  6. HIST 142. World Civilizations II, the Civilizations of the East and West (4)
  7. HIST 144. World Civilizations III, the Expansion of Europe (4)
  8. HIST 200. United States History to 1877 (4)
  9. HIST 201. United States History, 1877 to the Present (4)
  10. Four units chosen from:
    • PHIL 192. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (4)
    • PHIL 193. Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (4)
  11. PSCI 203. American Government (4)

Upper-division requirements (50 units)

  1. GEOG 302. Geography of California (4)
  2. HIST 370. History of California (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • HIST 305. Ancient and Medieval Europe (4)
    • HIST 306. Early Modern Europe, the Renaissance to 1815 (4)
    • HIST 307. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • HIST 320. History of Ancient Greece (4)
    • HIST 321. History of Rome (4)
    • HIST 400. Early Medieval Europe (4)
    • HIST 401. Late Medieval Europe (4)
    • HIST 402. Renaissance and Reformation (4)
    • HIST 403. The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment (4)
  5. Eight units chosen from:
    • HIST 383. Classical Islamic Civilization (4)
    • HIST 384. Modern Middle East (4)
    • HIST 385. Africa to 1500 (4)
    • HIST 386. Africa 1500 to 1870 (4)
    • HIST 387. Africa 1870 to Present (4)
    • HIST 390. History of Modern Mexico (4)
    • HIST 426. Ancient and Early Imperial China (4)
    • HIST 428. Medieval China (4)
    • HIST 431. Modern China II, 1911-1949 (4)
    • HIST 432. Modern China III, 1949-present (4)
    • HIST 435. World War II in the Pacific (4)
    • HIST 440. Modern Japanese History (4)
    • HIST 450. History of Southern Africa (4)
    • HIST 465. Modern Central America (4)
    • HIST 466. Foreign Relations of Latin America (4)
    • HIST 467. Latin American History Through Film (4)
    • HIST 469. Colonial Latin America (4)
    • HIST 470. Modern Latin America (4)
    • HIST 487. Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History (4)
  6. Eight units chosen from:
    • HIST 350. The American Colonies, 1607-1783 (4)
    • HIST 351. The Evolution of American Democracy, 1783-1840 (4)
    • HIST 354. Civil War and Reconstruction (4)
    • HIST 356. The United States, 1877-1917 (4)
    • HIST 357. The United States, 1917-1945 (4)
    • HIST 359. The United States, 1945-1980 (4)
    • HIST 540. Constitutional History of the United States (4)
    • HIST 556. Foreign Relations of the United States (4)
  7. Four units chosen from:
    • HIST 340. African-American History, 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 341. African-American History, 1865-Present (4)
    • HIST 342. American Indian History (4)
 HIST 344. Women in U.S. History, 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 345. Women in U.S. History, 1865-Present (4)
    • HIST 346. Women in the Black Freedom Movement (4)
    • HIST 371. California Indian History (4)
    • HIST 391. Chicano History (4)
    • HIST 541. U.S. Citizenship and Law (4)
    • HIST 565. Immigration and Ethnic American History (4)
  8. PSCI 330. State and Local Politics (4)
  9. Four units chosen from:
    • HUM 335. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
    • HUM 350. The Cultures of American Childhood (4)
    • HUM 370. African Heritage in the Arts (4)
    • HUM 375. The World of Islam (4)
    • HUM 380. Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West (4)
  10. Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 320. The Legislative Process (4)
    • PSCI 326. Political Parties and Interest Groups (4)
    • PSCI 431. The American Presidency (4)
    • PSCI 528. Formulation of Public Policy (4)
  11. SSCI 499. Senior Seminar (2)

Data Collection and Analysis (4 units)

  1. A minimum of four units chosen from:
    • ECON 250. Statistics for Economists (4)
    • GEOG 305. Geographical Statistics and Research Methods (4)
    • PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
    • SCM 210. Applied Business Statistics (4)

Disciplinary Options

Students who wish to be considered a highly qualified teacher in another discipline should complete the coursework listed below in addition to those taken above (for a combined total of 48 units):

Economics Option (37 units)

  1. ECON 335. Tools of Economic Analysis (4)
  2. ECON 500. History of Economic Thought (4)
  3. ECON 510. Economics in the Classroom (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ECON 333. Political Economy of Women: Money, Sex, Race and Power (4)
    • ECON 352. Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination (4)
    • ECON 357. The Political Economy of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, and Transgendered People (4)
    • ECON 435. Multinational Corporations (4)
    • ECON 445. Political Economy (4)
    • ECON 450. Global Economy (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • ECON 360. Economics of the Environment (4)
    • ECON 372. Business Cycles (4)
    • ECON 390. Selected Topics in Economics (4)
    • ECON 410. Money and Banking (4)
    • ECON 430. International Economics (4)
    • ECON 475. Public Finance (4)
  6. Sixteen units of upper-division Economics courses.

Geography Option (32 units)

  1. GEOG 312. Geography of the Developing World (4)
  2. GEOG 313. Geography of the Developed World (4)
  3. GEOG 320. Geography of Social Issues (4)
  4. GEOG 322. United States and Mexican Border Issues (4)
  5. GEOG 323. North America (4)
  6. GEOG 350. Conservation and Natural Resources (4)
  7. GEOG 420. Geography of Economic Activity (4)
  8. Four units chosen from:
    • GEOG 415. Urban Planning and Land Development (4)
    • GEOG 440. Understanding the City (4)

Political Science Option (36 units)

  1. PSCI 204 International Relations (4)
  2. PSCI 314. American Political Thought (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 300. Western Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 304. Communist Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 306. Developing Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 308. Government and Politics of the Middle East (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 310. Classical Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 311. Foundations of Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 313. Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 315. Post Modern Political Thought (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 328. Judicial Processes (4)
    • PSCI 410. American Constitutional Law (4)
    • PSCI 411. The Bill of Rights (4)
    • PSCI 412. Civil Rights (4)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • PSCI 325. American Foreign Policy (4)
    • PSCI 400. International Politics (4)
    • PSCI 500. International Law (4)
    • PSCI 510. International Organization (4)
  7. Eight units chosen from:
    • PSCI 530. Studies in Political Theory (4)
    • PSCI 535. Seminar in Constitutional Law (4)
    • PSCI 540. Seminar in Comparative Politics (4)
    • PSCI 590. Seminar in International Relations (4)
    • PSCI 592. Seminar in Government (4)
  8. Four units of upper-division Political Science courses.

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