Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Area of Concentration within the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Social Sciences (Transfer)
Introduces the student to a broad range of social and rehabilitation services and human development concepts designed to deal with the problems of specific populations, including the elderly, children, and persons with mental or physical disabilities. The student will be aware of the demands of the human services field.
 



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Nicole Welch
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2507
Office: H-225

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Area of Concentration within the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Social Sciences
  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement.
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/
  • In some General Education categories (Mathematics, Biological & Physical Sciences), a 4-credit course selected from the GenEd course list will satisfy the requirement in place of a 3-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting these courses.
  • For the PE/Health requirement, a 3-credit Physical Education or Health course may satisfy the requirement in place of a 1-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting this course.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in EN 101.
  • Students must complete a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.
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Course Credits
English
 
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics
 
Mathematics Elective  (GenEd course list) (MA 206 recommended) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
PS 101–General Psychology 3
SO 101–Introduction to Sociology 3
Arts & Humanities
 
Arts Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) (CMSP 103 or CMSP 105 recommended) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences
 
Two courses, one of which must be a lab science (GenEd course list) 7

General Education Elective  (Select from GenEd course list)

3

PE/Health Requirement 

1

Concentration Courses

 
SO 102–Social Problems 3
HS 102–Human Relations (fulfils cultural competence requirement) 3
HS 103–Introduction to Social Work and the Human Services 4
ED/PS 208–Human Growth and Development 3
EC 201–Principles of Economics 3
AN 101–Introduction to Anthropology 3
PS 204–Psychology of Adolescence or  
PS 206–Abnormal Psychology 3
Electives**  6
Total 60

*  It is recommended that a science course in human biology be taken for one of the science requirements: BI 107 (lab science) or BI 117 (non-lab science).
**  See your advisor in order to match the elective credits to your specific transfer institution.

Transfer Note:
FCC has transfer agreements with the following institutions for students
graduating with an A.A. in Human Services and who are looking for transfer
opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office
at 301.846.2471.
• Stevenson University–B.S. Human Services
• University of Maryland University College – B.S. Gerontology and Aging Services
 
Area of Concentration within the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Social Sciences

Students will be able to:
  1. Describe the origins of social work and the other human service professions and discuss the current issues in the field through journal writing.
  2. Use theoretical frameworks supported by empirical research to understand individual behavior across the life span and apply in case examples.
  3. Identify and evaluate the major theories and techniques of social and clinical intervention applied in case examples.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in basic helping skills by conducting a series of videotapes helping interviews.
  5. Apply critical thinking skills to professional human service practices.
  6. Understand the Codes of Ethics of the major professional organizations that regulate the human services and demonstrate the ability to comply with these standards in volunteer and internship experiences in human service agencies.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to practice multicultural awareness and sensitivity in a human service agency volunteer or internship experience.
  8. Articulate their identity as a human service professional and formulate a plan for on-going professional development in reflective papers.
 
FCC has transfer agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A. in Human Services and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.
  • Stevenson University – B.S. Human Services 
  • University of Maryland University College – B.S. Gerontology and Aging Services