Associate of Science in Social Sciences

The Associate of Science in Social Sciences degree requires completion of 23 courses/69 credits, with at least 8 courses/24 credits taken at Assumption. It includes the CCE Core, a common core of ten liberal arts courses designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in ethics, writing, theology, philosophy, literature, history, mathematics, natural science, and foreign languages.

CCE Core Requirements:

ENG130E English Composition

Take your writing to the next level with this basic writing course emphasizing planning, composing, and revising. Specifically, the course deals with strategies for generating ideas, recognizing audience, clarifying purpose, focusing on a perspective, and choosing effective arrangements of ideas. Techniques of revision, which are central to the course, focus on appropriateness of language and effectiveness of development, as well as on editing.

ENG204E Effective Business Writing OR ENG112E Professional and Academic Writing
ENG204E Effective Business Writing
Learn to get your point across and achieve your goals in business. Simple and direct writing works best, and this course improves skills and provides strategies to write better emails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes.
ENG112E Professional and Academic Writing
This course provides practice in writing to inform and persuade, and prepares students for successful writing for college and career. Emphasis is on audience, organization, summary, analysis, use of sources, documentation, revision, and mechanics. Several types of essays and a research paper are required. Prerequisite: ENG130E recommended.

THE100E The Bible
An introduction to the Bible. Both the Old and the New Testaments are approached from their historical and theological perspectives.

PHI100E Introduction to Philosophy
A course designed to familiarize the student with that activity called philosophy, the study of the meaning of life and the human condition. There is an examination of the beginning, the method, and the goal of philosophy. A division of philosophy into its specialized problem areas is included.

Plus:

  • One Literature course
  • One Survey History course
  • One course in Mathematics (MAT111E or higher)
  • Two courses chosen from Natural Science and/or Foreign Language

Associate of Science in Social Sciences Requirements

Concentrations
(8 courses, 24 credits within your chosen concentration)
Criminal Justice
Economics
Psychology
Sociology
General Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Geography, and Politics

General Electives
(5 courses, 15 credits)
Choose 21 courses from our large and diverse pool of open elective classes.



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