The General Studies degree with an area of emphasis is designed to give students a broad introduction to an area of knowledge represented by related disciplines and topics. This degree is intended for students who may not be intending to pursue a specific occupational major, nor are they necessarily planning to transfer. However, careful educational planning with a counselor will help to ensure that, if a student did decide at a later date to transfer to a university, they would have a foundation in the transfer planning process. Students will select an “Area of Emphasis” from the following four options based on their interests and educational goals.
These courses emphasize the perspective, concepts, theories and methodologies of the variety of disciplines that comprise study in the social sciences. Students will study human experience in the context of the larger society. Students will study how individuals, social subgroups, and societies operate in relation to each other. This emphasis includes lower division coursework that prepares students for potential careers in the helping professions such as teaching, business, government, social work, and non-profit organizations.Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.
Students will think critically in order to understand social issues.
Students will recognize verbally or in writing the basic vocabulary and concepts of at least one social or behavioral science discipline.
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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921