Interdisciplinary Studies at College of San Mateo - Associate in Arts Degree: Interdisciplinary - Science and Society
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Interdisciplinary Studies
AAMajor in Interdisciplinary Studies Option 3: Science and Society

This degree provides students with the foundation from which to understand the impact of scientific issues on contemporary society. Depending on the student's focus, this major offers transfer possibilities in the social sciences, including Economics, Sociology, and Social/Behavioral Sciences, and in more specialized interdisciplinary majors duch as Environmental Economics and Policy, Environmental Analysis and Design, Social Ecology, Community and Regional Development, and Development Studies. Students should work with a counselor to identify the appropriate mathematics classes and any additional supporting classes for transfer to a particular program and university. Note: most courses listed in this major can also be used to meet the requirements for the California University General Education or IGETC.

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major Requirements: A minimum of 19 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

At least 3 units of courses that link science with society, to be selected from:

PHIL 244 Contemporary Social and Moral Issues 3 units

At least 7 units of courses in the sciences to be selected from the following options:

BIOL 100 Introduction to Life Sciences 3 units
BIOL 102 Environmental Science and Conservation 3 units
BIOL 110 General Principles of Biology 4 units
BIOL 145 Plants, People, and Environment 3 units
BIOL 184 Wildlife Biology 3 units
BIOL 195 Biology Field Laboratory 1 unit
GEOG 100 Physical Geography 3 units
GEOL 100 Survey of Geology 3 units
GEOL 101 Geology Laboratory 1 unit
OCEN 100 Oceanography 3 units

At least 9 units of courses in the social sciences to be selected from the following options:

ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 180 Magic, Science, and Religion 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
PLSC 215 Contemporary Issues in American Politics 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychobiology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 105 Social Problems 3 units