BA in Humanities & Social Sciences

California State University, Fullerton

Sample Program Schedule

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The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities & Social Sciences Online Degree Completion Program is structured in a manageable plan that allows you to integrate your coursework into your existing schedule seamlessly. You will take 17 courses and earn 51 units, which, in addition to previous coursework, will bring you to the total 120 units required to be eligible for graduation.

The program is cohort based and features a set curriculum. You will take each course fully-online, allowing you to earn your degree in just three years, even if you are fully employed. Classes are 8 weeks. Each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) includes 1-2 courses, and many semesters include courses that address related topics from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

Sample Program Schedule:

Term Course Dates Weeks Course Course Title Units
Year 1 Fall 8 weeks ANTH 304 Traditional Cultures of the World
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Traditional Cultures of the World

Comparative, worldwide survey of traditional, selected and well-studied ways of life using ethnographic writings and films. Examines diverse ways of life, with an emphasis on small-scale societies.

3
8 weeks PHIL 320 Contemporary Moral Issues
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Contemporary Moral Issues

Applying ethical and social/political theories to contemporary moral problems. Topics selected from current issues in law, business, medicine, sexual morality, and gender/multicultural studies, including abortion, racism, crime, punishment, welfare, domestic violence and pornography.

3
Spring 8 weeks HIST 300B Historical Writing
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Historical Writing

Research, writing and library usage (including computer-assisted bibliographic searches) as related to history.

3
8 weeks CHIC 337 Contemporary Chicana/o Literature
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Contemporary Chicana/o Literature*

Chicana and Chicano literature from the 1960s to the present. Considers texts within their cultural, historical, social and political contexts. Relates Chicana/o literature to contemporary U.S. Latina/o writing and to the creative and performing arts.

3
Summer 8 weeks ANTH 322 Human Behavioral Ecology
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Human Behavioral Ecology

Examines human biological and cultural diversity through an analysis of comparative socioecology using modern evolutionary theory. Topics covered include reproduction and marriage, the family, childhood, population growth and conservation.

3
PSYC 341 Abnormal Psychology
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Abnormal Psychology

Symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of psychological disorders/psychiatric illnesses; for example, anxiety, mood, psychotic disorders and related topics.

3
Year 2 Fall 8 weeks HIST 395 World War I
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World War I

Explores military, cultural, social, economic, ecological, and political aspects of the war using film, literature and other sources.

3
8 weeks WGST 302 Introduction Women's Studies
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Introduction Women's Studies

Interdisciplinary introduction to women's issues and research in relevant disciplines.

3
Spring 8 weeks GEOG 329 Cities and Nature
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Cities and Nature*

Impact of urbanization on landforms, climate, vegetation, and animals. Planning implications and case studies.

3
8 weeks AMST 300 Intro to Amer Pop Culture
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Intro to Amer Pop Culture

Historical exploration of popular culture in America as it reflects and contributes to the search for meaning in everyday life. Heroes, myths of success, symbols of power, images of romance, consumerism, race and sexual identity.

3
Summer 8 weeks AFAM 311 Race and Relationships
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Race and Relationships*

How race, ethnicity, gender and class matter in everyday society, emphasizing intrapersonal relationships, racial socialization and the effects of this racial socialization in people's lives.

3
CRJU 300 Foundations Criminal Justice
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Foundations Criminal Justice

Overview and analysis of the components of the criminal justice system; emphasizing the historical and contemporary aspects of law, policing, courts and corrections.

3
Year 3 Fall 8 weeks ANTH 423 The Ancient Maya
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The Ancient Maya

Archaeology and ethnohistory of the Maya area of Southern Mesoamerica. Problems of initial settlement of the area and the rise and dynamics of ancient Maya civilization.

3
8 weeks AGNG 425 Successful Aging and Gerotechnology
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Successful Aging and Gerotechnology

Gerotechnology is the study of technology and aging. The impact of computer and Internet, devices for sensory impairments, telehealth, smart home, automobile and transportation innovation on older adults, caregivers and society.

3
Spring 8 weeks LBST 340 Food in the Social Sciences
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Food in the Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary exploration of the study of food in the social sciences. The meanings of food in the construction of society and culture across time and space.

3
8 weeks ASAM 325 Asian American Film and Video
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Asian American Film and Video

Impact of urbanization on landforms, cli Introduction to major themes in Asian American film and video history and criticism. Asian American aesthetics, history and politics will be examined in areas of film and video direction, production, writing and acting. ate, vegetation, and animals. Planning implications and case studies.

3
Summer 8 weeks RLST 400 Religion, Media, & Culture
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Religion, Media, & Culture

Reporting about religion in secular media; impact of traditional and social media on societal values; ethical challenges faced by journalists; uses of media by religious organizations.

3
TOTAL UNITS 51

Note: Classes subject to change.

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