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Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Department

BA - Social Science

Students may choose an interdisciplinary BA - Social Science with a topical area of specialization.


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements50
Core Lower Division General Education30
Of the 39 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education9
Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Requirements of the Major45
Lower Division15
Complete three courses from:
ANTH 011. Cultural AnthropologyD13
GEOG 010. Cultural GeographyD13
POLS 002. Introduction to Comparative PoliticsD23
PSYC 001. General PsychologyD13
SOCI 001. Introduction to SociologyD13
Complete one course from:
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
Complete one course from:
HIST 010A. Western CivilizationD23
HIST 010B. Western CivilizationD23
Upper Division30
Core Social Science Courses9
SOCS 177. Sociology of Education3
SOCS 193. Women and Minorities in the Social Sciences3
SOCS 195. Theory and Practice in the Social Sciences3
Area Specialization21
Select one of the following areas: Asian American Studies; Comparative Studies in Race/Ethnicity, Class and Gender; Public Service and Societal Change and Women's Studies. See department for approved clusters of electives.
Specializations are a cluster of courses used by departments for advising purposes. Specializations will not appear on transcripts or diplomas. Please see advisor for more details.
University Electives25

Total Units:120