Area D - la Foundations in Social
and Behavioral Sciences
1. Constitutes an introduction to a social or behavioral science. [The
term "introduction" does not categorically exclude upper-division courses;
however if upper division courses are accepted in this category, they
may not require prerequisites nor consent of the instructor for enrollment,
and shall be explicitly introductory in their course and catalog description.]
2. Communicates the unique perspective of one or more social or behavioral
science disciplines in furthering our understanding of a broad range
of human behavior.
3. Develops an understanding of at least one of the methodologies
of the social or behavioral sciences. [Students should become aware
of the ways in which source materials are used in the behavioral or
social sciences and the sense in which objective knowledge may or may
not be attained in these disciplines.]
4. Broadly focuses on the larger context of society and/or
human behavior rather than on an individual institution, social process,
or segment of the population.
5. Develops an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity
of the human community.
6. Presents the contributions and perspectives of women; persons from
various ethnic, socio-economic, and religious groups, gays and lesbians;
and persons with disabilities. [At least two of these groups should
be included in the course.]
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the unique perspective taken
by at least one social or behavioral science discipline in its study
of society and human behavior.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the inquiry methods used by at
least one of the social or behavioral science disciplines
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity that exists in human
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the contributions to human society
of at least two of the following groups: women, ethnic, religious,
socio-economic, gays and lesbians and persons with disabilities