The Social Science Department offers a broad range of courses in Economics, History, and Political Science. Our courses explore both western and non-western societies and perspectives. The department is also committed to teaching the critical thinking skills necessary for student success and good citizenship. In all of our courses, the department seeks to encourage students to examine the arguments of others as well as to question their own values and commitments. Students who complete courses in History, Political Science, or Economics are well prepared to pursue advanced work in these specific areas or to apply their skills in multiple career settings such as law, medicine, business, education, or government. Whether taken to satisfy general education requirements, to pursue a history, economics, or political science major, or for personal growth, Social Science courses provide a unique opportunity to enrich one's ability to analyze and evaluate a wide range of questions faced in everyday life.
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The Economics Program offers courses in Principles of Macroeconomic Theory, Microeconomic Theory, and Environmental Economics and Policy. All of these courses are transferable both to the University of California system and the California State University system. Students may also earn an associate in arts degree in Economics (see Economics majors).
The History Program offers a wide range of courses covering the United States, Latin America, Europe and the World. Endeavoring to develop a worldview informed by global and multicultural perspectives. All courses transfer to the University of California and California State University systems. Santa Rosa Junior College awards an Associate of Arts Degree in History. Please see History majors
The Political Science Program offers courses in United States Government, Comparative Government, Political Theory, and International Relations. All courses transfer to the University of California and California State University systems. Santa Rosa Junior College awards an Associate of Arts Degree in Political Science (see Political Science majors).
The Social Science Department offers courses to students with specific interests. These courses include leadership training, environmental politics and policy, general studies in American politics, and studying in Europe for the semester in Florence, London, or Paris programs.