General Education Requirements - Social Sciences

The General Education credits must come from the approved OCCC General Education/Discipline Studies List.

In order to ensure a breadth of learning, which is the cornerstone of the General Education requirements, the following limitations apply:

  1. Courses taken to satisfy the basic college competencies in composition and mathematics will not be accepted.
  2. For AAS Degrees, no more than two courses may come from courses required by specific programs.*
  3. When an existing course meeting a General Education requirement is expanded into a multi-course sequence with the same course number with varying suffixes (e.g., 101 becomes 101a, 101b, 101c), any course in the sequence may be used to meet the General Education requirement. However, an individual student may use only one course in the sequence toward fulfillment of the requirement, even if the student takes multiple courses in the sequence.

*Note: Because of these restrictions, it is possible that a course is acceptable as General Education for some students while it is not acceptable for others. Degree candidates who are unsure of how the General Education Policy applies to their individual cases are responsible for seeking help from an advisor or counselor.

The complete and official list of courses approved as General Education/Discipline Studies is maintained by the Instructional Leadership Team.

Criteria for General Education/Discipline Studies Course Approval are developed by the Instructional Leadership Team based on the General Education Philosophy statement and the statewide outcomes and criteria for Discipline Studies for the AAOT.

Social Sciences Course List

Course Title Cultural Literacy Offered at OCCC
ATH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology    
ATH 102 Introduction to Archaeology    
ATH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology    
ATH 104 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology    
ATH 160 Comparative Cultures    
ATH 207 Anthropological Theories, Methods, and Fieldwork    
ATH 208 World Ethnography  
ATH 209 Culture, Change, and the Individual  
ATH 214 Environment, Animals, and Culture    
ATH 230 Indigenous Cultures and Communities of Oregon  
ATH 231 Indigenous Cultures and Communities of the Pacific Northwest  
ATH 232 Indigenous Cultures and Communities of U.S. and Canada  
ATH 234 Death and Dying in Cross-Cultural Perspectives    
ATH 235 Archaeology of the Americas    
CG 191 Exploring Identity and Diversity for College Success  
EC 200 Introduction to Economics    
EC 201 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics  
EC 202 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics  
EC 203 Principles of Economics: Applications to Economic Issues    
EC 216 Labor Markets: Economics of Gender, Race, and Work    
EC 221 Globalization and International Relations    
EC 285 Introduction to Political Economy    
ES 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies  
ES 250 Introduction to Black (Africana) Studies    
ES 260 Decolonizing Education    
ES 261 Applied Ethnic Studies I    
ES 262 Applied Ethnic Studies II    
GEO 105 Human Geography  
GEO 106 World Regional Geography
GEO 110 The Natural Environment    
GEO 170 Maps and Geospatial Concepts    
GEO 202 Geography of Europe    
GEO 204 Geography of Middle East  
GEO 206 Geography of Oregon  
GEO 209 Climate Change and Human Systems    
GEO 212 Geography of Global Issues  
GEO 215 Geography of Latin America  
GEO 230 Geography of Race & Ethnicity  
GEO 250 Geography of Africa  
GEO 265 Intro to GIS & Mapping Techniques    
HE 212 Women's Health    
HE 213 Men's Health    
HE 251 Community and Public Health    
HE 262 Children's Health    
HE 264 Food Systems and Public Health    
HEC 226 Child Development    
HST 101 History of Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval
HST 101H History of Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Honors  
HST 102 History of Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern
HST 102H History of Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern - Honors  
HST 103 History of Western Civilization: Modern Europe
HST 103H History of Western Civilization: Modern Europe - Honors  
HST 104 History of the Middle East  
HST 105 History of India and South Asia  
HST 106 History of China  
HST 107 History of Korea and Japan  
HST 121 World History, Ancient    
HST 122 World History, Early Modern    
HST 123 World History, Modern    
HST 201 History of the United States to 1840
HST 202 History of the United States 1840-1914
HST 203 History of the United States 1914 to Present
HST 204 History of Women in the U.S.: Pre-colonial to 1877  
HST 205 History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present  
HST 218 American Indian History
HST 225 History of Global Sexualities and Families  
HST 240 Oregon History
HST 244 Introduction to Viking History  
HST 246 Religion in the United States to 1840  
HST 247 Religion in the United States since 1840  
HST 250 African American History to 1877  
HST 251 African American History since 1877  
HST 270 History of Mexico
HST 271 History of Central America and the Caribbean  
HST 277 History of the Oregon Trail  
HST 285 The Holocaust
IDS 234 Introduction to the Culture of Human Health Research    
INTL 201 Introduction to International Studies  
PS 201 U.S. Government  
PS 202 U.S. Public Policy & Democracy    
PS 203 State and Local Government    
PS 205 Global Politics: Conflict & Cooperation  
PS 211 Peace and Conflict  
PS 220 U.S. Foreign Policy    
PS 221 Globalization and International Relations    
PS 225 Political Ideologies: Idea Systems  
PSY 101 Psychology and Human Relations  
PSY 201A Introduction to Psychology - Part 1
PSY 202A Introduction to Psychology - Part 2
PSY 213 Introduction ot Behavioral Neuroscience  
PSY 215 Human Development  
PSY 216 Social Psychology  
PSY 231 Human Sexuality  
PSY 239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology  
SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 205 Social Change  
SOC 206 Social Problems
SOC 211 Peace and Conflict Studies  
SOC 213 Diversity in the United States
SOC 214A Illumination Project I: Interactive Social Justice Theater  
SOC 214B Illumination Project II: Interactive Social Justice Theater  
SOC 214C Illumination Project III: Interactive Social Justice Theater  
SOC 215 Social Movements  
SOC 218 Sociology of Gender
SOC 219 Introduction to Sociology of Religion    
SOC 221 Globalization and International Relations    
SOC 223 Sociology of the Life Course  
SOC 228 Introduction to Environmental Sociology  
SOC 230 Introduction to Gerontology  
SOC 231 Sociology of Healthy Aging  
SOC 232 Death and Dying: Culture and Issues  
SOC 234 Death: Crosscultural Perspectives