General Studies: Social Sciences BA/BS

The General Studies major serves a number of student’s needs: for strong liberal arts programs; for thorough pre-professional coursework; as preparation for many graduate programs. See the Academic Programs section for additional information on this major.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select from two disciplines: 6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one from the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course description for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-39.00

Program Requirements

Major Courses
POLS/PHIL-200SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (required)3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
ETHNOGRAPHY
KEYS TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
STATISTICAL METHODS
COMPUTERS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICAL CONCEPTS
Select two of the following:6.00
COMPARATIVE RELIGION
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
AFRICA AND THE WORLD
IMPERIALISM AND THE MODERN WORLD
HISTORY OF ASIA
RUSSIAN HISTORY
LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Select two of the following:6.00
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
HISTORY OF THE NEZ PERCE TRIBE
RACE AND ETHNICITY
HISTORY OF SOCIAL WELFARE IN THE US
Select 36 additional major credits 36.00
54 credits from these disciplines: ANTH; ECON; GEOG; HIST; JS; POLS; PSYC; SS; SW; SOC
A minimum of 30 upper division credits in the Major area
One course from at least 4 of the Division's disciplines
Note: Major credits may not duplicate Gen Ed courses
Electives
Select 29 elective credits29.00
Total Credits83.00

Summary

General Education37
Major54
Electives29
Total120