Dec 06, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Social Sciences A.A. – Economics Concentration


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School: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Dept: Social Sciences
HEGIS: 5649
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


Students enrolled in this program have an excellent opportunity to explore the various social and behavioral sciences while completing requirements in other academic areas such as the humanities, mathematics, and biological and physical sciences.

The Social Science curriculum with concentration in Economics is an excellent transfer program that provides the opportunity for the completion of the first two years of study of Economics and also parallels the first two years of most baccalaureate liberal arts programs. Most graduates are able to transfer with sufficient credits to complete their bachelor’s degree in two additional years of full-time study.

The Social Science curriculum is an excellent starting point for students interested in careers in teaching (elementary, secondary, and college), pre-professional programs (such as law and medicine), business, government, social work, non-profit organizations, and international agencies.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts and fundamental theoretical principles in at least three different social science disciplines, as well as the similarities and differences across disciplines.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and application of research methods used in the social sciences.
  3. Use critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate the historical context of one’s life and of the development of the disciplines studied.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the contemporary world and one’s place in it.

 

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
ECON 101    3  
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective      3
Americal History or Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective        3  
Free Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Students are required to take one (1) Gen Ed class in Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, or Psychology.

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 102   3  
MATH Gen Ed Elective    3 - 4  
Communications Elective     3
ECON 102     3  
LAS Social Science Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15 - 16  

✹ Choose one:  COMM 109 , COMM 109H , COMM 110 , COMM 111  

Semester 3

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
Natural Science with lab Gen Ed Elective     4  
Other World Civilization Gen Ed Elective        3  
LAS Social Science Elective       3  
LAS Humanities Elective       3 - 4  
Free Elective     3 - 4
Semester Total Credits     16 - 18  

Notes:

MATH 140  recommended

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
MATH 161  or MATH 181     4  
LAS Humanities Elective       3 - 4  
English or Communications Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Additional Free Elective     1
Semester Total Credits     14  

Notes:

✹ Required if student does not have 60 credits

Minimum Total Credits: 60 - 63

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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