Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Nontransfer)
Award Type: Associate in Arts
The Associate Degree in Liberal Arts is designed for students who wish to have a broad
knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an “Area of Emphasis.”
The curriculum in liberal arts allows students to develop an appreciation of the beauty
and values that have shaped and enriched our culture.
The graduate of the AA Program in Liberal Arts (Non Transfer) will:
• Complete Allan Hancock College AA degree General Education, Graduation and Proficiency
Requirements 21-30 units.
• Complete 18 units in one “Area of Emphasis” from those listed below.
• Complete a total of 60 associate degree applicable units.
Courses emphasize the perspective, concepts, theories and methodologies of the disciplines
typically found in the vast variety of disciplines that comprise study in the social
and behavioral sciences. Students will study about themselves and others as members
of a larger society. Topics and discussion to stimulate critical thinking about ways
people have acted in response to their societies will allow students to evaluate how
societies and social subgroups operate.
The graduate of the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Nontransfer) will:
Understand human behavior in relation to human social, political and economic institutions.
Develop individual responsibility, personal integrity, and respect for diverse people
Understand the past in order to understand and analyze present and future, issues,
problems and projects.
Understand ways people have acted in response to their societies.
General education requirements are groups of courses required of all degree candidates regardless of their major in addition to the program requirement courses listed above. To see what other requirements you need to fulfill, visit myHancock and click on the DegreeWorks icon.