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Associate of Arts - Social and Behavioral Electives

Complete a minimum of 3 courses – 9 credit hours 

Two disciplines must be represented. The required hours must include one of the following courses to fulfill the state’s history/Constitution (civics) requirement:

HST105 American History to 1865 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1492 to the Civil War. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included.

HST106 American History from 1865 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1865 to the present. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included. (FA, SP)

HST106H American History from 1865 (Honors) 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1865 to the present. Honors sections of American History from 1865 stress critical thinking and analytical writing. Credit may not be received for both HST106 and HST106H (IN)

PSC 105: Functions & Policies of American Government 3-0-3
This course covers the study of national government, including its organization, functions, and policies. Detailed attention is given to the policy-making process and to the roles of various government functions. Attempts are made to relate government to everyday life. The course identifies major problems of American society affecting the policy-making process. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included in this course. (FA, SP)

 

The remaining six hours must be selected from the following list:

Economics (ECN):

ECN 101 Macroeconomics 3-0-3
This course includes a study of basic concepts relating to supply, demand, business organization, income, taxation, money and banking, consumption, and savings and investment. This course applies these concepts and their interrelationships to such problems as the general level of economic activity, employment and unemployment, inflation and monetary and fiscal policies, and economic growth and development.

ECN 102 Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECN 102 is a description and analysis of the behavior of households and business firms in the economy. The course includes the analysis of supply and demand, price and output determination in competitive and noncompetitive markets, cost of production of goods and services, resource markets, economic institutions, and international trade. A suggested course sequence: ECN 101 prior to ECN 102.

 

Geography (GEO):

GEO 101 World Geography I 3-0-3
GEO 101 is a survey of conditions in Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, South Asia, and Japan, emphasizing each region’s importance to the world as a whole. The physical, cultural, and economic characteristics of each region are included.

 

History (HST):

HST105 American History to 1865 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1492 to the Civil War. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included.

HST106 American History from 1865 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1865 to the present. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included. (FA, SP)

HST106H American History from 1865 (Honors) 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1865 to the present. Honors sections of American History from 1865 stress critical thinking and analytical writing. Credit may not be received for both HST106 and HST106H (IN)

 

Political Science (PSC):

PSC 105: Functions & Policies of American Government 3-0-3
This course covers the study of national government, including its organization, functions, and policies. Detailed attention is given to the policy-making process and to the roles of various government functions. Attempts are made to relate government to everyday life. The course identifies major problems of American society affecting the policy-making process. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included in this course. (FA, SP)

PSC 150: International Relations 3-0-3
PSC 150 is a study of contemporary international affairs, including the family of nations; the control of national foreign policies; and competition and cooperation in the legal, political, economical, and social fields. (IN)

 

Psychology (PSY):

PSY 101: General Psychology 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to the nature and scope of the field of psychology as a scientific and human endeavor. Focus is on the historic development of the field; biological and developmental processes; consciousness and perceptions; learning, remembering, and thinking; motivation and emotion; personality and individuality; social behavior; stress and coping; and psychopathology and psychotherapy. (FA, SP, SU)

PSY 205: Human Lifespan Development 3-0-3
This course is designed to present the study of human development throughout the life span. Study includes the four domains of development: physical, cognitive, and psychosocial. Major theories, the influence of genetics, and prenatal development will be examined. The framework of the course is chronological, dividing the life span into seven parts: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood and the end of life. (FA, SP)

 

Sociology (SOC):

SOC 101: Sociology 3-0-3
Sociology is a scientific study of society and the interaction between society and its human environment. Emphasis is on an explanation of the importance of values and norms and their significance in the development of attitudes and resulting social behavior. Course includes such concepts as social organization and culture, socialization, institutions, and collective behavior. (FA, SP, SU)