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Social Science Studies

TC’s Associate of Arts in Social Sciences prepares you to study at a four-year college or university in a wide variety of disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Those fields include anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology and psychology.

What to Know at a Glance

Duration

2 year associate degree (60 sch)

Delivery

A blend of face-to-face and online; Face-to-face;

Scheduling Options

Full-time; Part-time; Night classes; Day classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Social Science Studies

Social science majors strengthen their critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills as well as improve their analytical reasoning and research abilities. The skills that social science learners gain from coursework translate to many careers and course pathways including law, public administration, and education.

Federal Government
Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution, structure and powers of the national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, federalism, political participation, the national election process, public policy, civil liberties and civil rights.

United States History I 
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.

World Civilizations I 
A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies, the rise of civilizations, the development of political and legal systems, religion and philosophy, economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Empirical & Quantitative Reasoning
  • Leadership
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Organization
  • Time Management

Possible Careers and Salaries

Sociologist

$70,016

Lawyer

$84,293

Teacher

$50,839

Legislator

$20,995

Economist

$98,134

Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $6,010.

Program Contacts

Doug Saffel

Social Science Studies Program Coordinator

Dr. Dixon Boyles

Dean of Business & Social Sciences

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

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