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School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Social Science Courses

These requirements below apply to students with a catalog year 2011-2012 through 2017-18.

  • Because the GE reuqirements inlcuded in previous catalogs informed transfer student preparation to enture UC Merced, transfer students who enter UC Mercd in the academic years 2018-19 or 2019-20 will be held to the GE requirements included in the 2017-18 Catalog.
  • Students with a catalog year of 2018-2019 or later may find their GE requirements on their Audit and their catalog.
  • Students with a catalog year of 2010-2011 or earlier should consult their Audit or their academic advisor for their appropriate GE requirements.

Social Science Courses

  • ANTH 001: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 003: Introduction to Anthropological Archaeology
  • ANTH 005: Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Prior to Fall 2009)
  • COGS 001: Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • COGS 005: Introduction to Language and Linguistics
  • ECON 001: Introduction to Economics
  • PH 001: Introduction to Public Health
  • PH 005: Global and International Public Health 
  • POLI 001: Introduction to Political Science
  • POLI 002: Controversies in American Politics
  • POLI 003: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLI 005: Introduction to International Relations 
  • POLI 006: Global Issues
  • POLI 009: Community Mobilization and Politics
  • PSY 001: Introduction to Psychology
  • PUBP 001: Introduction to Public Policy
  • SOC 001: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 002: Marriage and the Family
  • SOC 009: Community Mobilization and Politics
  • SOC 010: Statistics for Sociology 
  • SOC 020: Social Problems
  • SOC 030: Social Inequality
  • SOC 035: Introduction to Political Sociology
  • SOC 036: Globalization (Prior to Fall 2018)
  • SOC 038: Sociology of Race and Racism (Fall 2015 and later)
  • SOC 040: Introduction to the Sociology of Organizations
  • SOC 050: Self and Society
  • SOC 055: Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 060: Introduction to Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 070: Introduction to Crime and Deviance
  • SOC 080: Issues of Race and Ethnicity

**Transfer Students: Please see an academic advisor to confirm that you have completed IGETC, UC Reciprocity, or TAG to fulfill these required areas.