Social Sciences AS (Transfer)
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Social Sciences

Associate of Science

SPECIALIZATIONS:  
Pre-Social Work
Teacher Preparation

PURPOSE: The social sciences are concerned with the study of human society and emphasize the role of analysis, experimentation, and the scientific method. The chief academic disciplines of the social sciences are anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. The Social Sciences AS degree is designed for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences. The curricula consist of courses in general education (including foreign language, natural science, and social science) typically required in the first two years of a baccalaureate curriculum in the social sciences.

Students from the Science AS degree transfer into a wide variety of majors at senior institutions including, but not limited to, the following: 

anthropology pre-law
history social work
economics government/political science
mass communications sociology
psychology speech-language pathology
education/Deaf studies ASL: interpretation/linguistics

 

The Social Sciences AS degree lays the foundation for a bachelor of science degree in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. The program includes one year of coursework in the same foreign language. The Social Sciences program is designed to provide transfer paths that will match the requirements of senior institutions (four-year colleges and universities); however, senior institutions differ in their requirements, so students are strongly urged to work with their assigned advisor and to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which they plan to transfer.

Students should understand that the line between the humanities and social sciences is not always clear and that some colleges and universities award BA degrees in what are usually considered the social sciences. Each student admitted to the program is assigned an academic advisor to help plan the appropriate course of studies to transfer to the student’s choice of a four-year college or university. Students who complete the program generally transfer as juniors.

The ASL/Deaf Studies specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in a major that requires a background in American Sign Language and Deaf persons as a cultural group. These expanding fields include speech-language pathology, deaf education, ASL instruction, interpretation, interpreter education, linguistics, and Deaf studies (e.g., history, literature, and research).

The Pre-Social Work specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University and major in social work.  This specialization was developed in collaboration with VCU, and an articulation agreement exists for eligible students who transfer to VCU.  Students who pursue a different degree program at VCU will be subject to a reevaluation of transferable credits for their elected course of study.  Students interested in this specialization should meet with the Pre-Social Work program head at Reynolds and are required to do so during their first semester of study.

The Teacher Preparation specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in a major that requires a background in the social sciences, and who plan to teach at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level. The Teacher Preparation specialization enables the student to participate in two field experiences in area schools.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The following high school units are strongly recommended: three units of college preparatory mathematics and two years of a foreign language.

PRE-SOCIAL WORK ARTICULATION AGREEMENT WITH VCU: The VCU School of Social Work guarantees admission into its BSW program with junior standing to eligible students who have completed requirements for Pre-Social Work specialization for the AS in Social Sciences at Reynolds.  Eligible students are those who meet the following criteria:

  • Earn an Associate of Science degree in Social Sciences at Reynolds;
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Earn an individual grade no lower than B in HMS 100 - Introduction to Human Services and HMS 121 - Basic Counseling Skills I; and
  • Earn an individual grade no lower than a C in all other courses listed for the Pre-Social Work specialization.

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS: Students who wish to be licensed to teach in Virginia should earn a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts, science, or mathematics field. Students should consult with their advisor regarding elective choices that match their desired teaching endorsement area(s). While enrolled at the community college, students should prepare for and successfully complete Praxis Core (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics), the initial teacher licensure examination.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in the Social Sciences AS degree will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

 

Social Sciences — Associate of Science

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 100 College Success Skills 1

2

ENG 1111 College Composition I 3

3

ITE 115
or
CSC 155
Computer Literacy Elective 3

4

ASL 101
or
FRE 101
or
SPA 1012
World Language Elective 101 4

5

MTH 154
or
MTH 161
Quantitative Reasoning
or
Precalculus I
3

6

______3 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

7

ENG 112 College Composition II 3

8

ASL 102
or
FRE 102
or
SPA 1022
World Language Elective 102 4

9

______4 Personal Wellness Elective 1

10

______5 History Elective 3

11

MTH 245
or
MTH 2612
Statistics I
or
Applied Calculus
3

12

______5 History Elective 3

13

______6 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

14

______7 English Literature Elective 3

15

______8 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

16

______9 Approved Transfer Elective 3

17

______7 English Literature Elective 3

18

______8 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

19

______9 Approved Transfer Elective 3

20

______9 Approved Transfer Elective 3

TOTAL

Social Science Associate of Science

60


 03.02.20

1 There are numerous ENG 111 + EDE 011 6-credit cohorts where students are enrolled in both courses at the same time.  These cohorts are offered at various campuses.

2 Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

3For approved Laboratory Science Electives, please use the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

4 For approved Personal Wellness Electives, please use the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

5 Any history course will satisfy this requirement.

6 For approved Laboratory Science Electives, please use the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

7 For approved English Literature Electives, please use the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information..

8 For approved Social/Behavioral Science Electives, please use the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

9 For approved Transfer Electives, please use the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

 

CURRICULUM:
Social Sciences — Associate of Science
Pre-Social Work Specialization

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 100 College Success Skills 1

2

ENG 1111 College Composition I 3

3

ItE 115 Information Technology Essentials 3

4

ASL 101
or
FRE 101
or
SPA 1012
World Language Elective 101 4

5

MTH 154
or
MTH 161
Quantitative Reasoning
or
Precalculus I
3

6

BIO 1013 General Biology I 4

7

ENG 112 College Composition II 3

8

______4 History Elective 3

9

______5 Personal Wellness Elective 1

10

SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3

11

MTH 1542 Statistics 3

12

______4 History Elective 3

13

BIO 1026 General Biology II 4

14

______7 English Literature Elective 3

15

PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3

16

PHI 111
or
PHI 2202
Logic
or
Ethics
3

17

ENG 210 Advanced Composition 3

18

PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3

19

SOC 210 Survey of Anthropology 3

20

HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3

21

HMS 121 Basic Counseling Skills I 3

TOTAL

Social Science Associate of Science-Pre-Social Work Specialization

62


 03.02.20

1 There are numerous ENG 111 + EDE 011 6-credit cohorts where students are enrolled in both courses at the same time.  These cohorts are offered at various campuses.

2 Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

3 VCU will not substitute other science classes for the PSY degree.

4 Any history class will satisfy the requirement.

5 Any HLT/PED will satisfy.  HLT 105 recommended.  For Personal Wellness Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

6 VCU will not substitute other science classes for the PSW degree.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

7 For English Literature Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

8 Students must take the section specifically designated for Pre-Social Work students.


CURRICULUM:
Social Sciences — Associate of Science
Teacher Preparation Specialization

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 101 Orientation to Teacher Preparation 1-2

2

ENG 1111 College Composition I 3

3

ITE 115
or
CSC 1552
Computer Literacy Elective 3

4

ASL 101
or
FRE 101
or
SPA 1013
World Language Elective 101 4

5

MTH 154
or
MTH 1614
Quantitative Reasoning
or
Precalculus I
3

6

______5 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

7

ENG 1124 College Composition II 3

8

ASL 102
or
FRE 102
or
SPA 1023
World Language Elective 102 4

9

______6 Personal Wellness Elective 1

10

HIS 111
or
HIS 112
or
HIS 121
or
HIS 122
History Elective 3

11

MTH 245
or
MTH 2613
Statistics I
or
Applied Calculus I
3

12

HIS 121
or
HIS 122
U.S. History Elective 3

13

______7 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

14

______8 English Literature Elective 3

15

______9 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

16

______10 Approved Transfer Elective 3

17

______8 English Literature Elective 3

18

EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 3

19

GEO 210 People and the Land:  Introduction to Cultural Geography 3

20

ECO 120
or
ECO 201
or
ECO 202
Economics Elective 3

TOTAL

Social Science Associate of Science-Teacher Preparation Specialization

60-61


08.03.20

1 There are numerous ENG 111 + EDE 011 6-credit cohorts where students are enrolled in both courses at the same time.  These cohorts are offered at various campuses. .

2 Program-declared students possessing  current Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification will be granted credit by prior knowledge. 

3 Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.


4 Program-declared students possessing  current Comptia + Network Certification will be granted credit by prior knowledge.

5 For approved Laboratory Science Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

6 For Personal Wellness Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

7 For approved Laboratory Science Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

8 For English Literature Electives, please see the General Education Electives of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

9 For Socil/Behavioral Science electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

10 For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

 


Name Program Email Phone
Elizabeth Bensen Social Sciences AS EBensen@reynolds.edu 804/523-5754
Stephen Brandon Social Sciences AS SBrandon@reynolds.edu 804/523-5496
Wendy Gray Social Sciences AS WGray@reynolds.edu 804/523-5621
Jennifer Hitchcock Social Sciences AS JHitchcock@reynolds.edu 804/523-5263
Rachel Jasiczek Social Sciences AS RJasiczek@reynolds.edu 804/523-5603
Donna Levy Social Sciences AS DLevy@reynolds.edu 804/523-5944
Barbara Lytton Social Sciences AS BLytton@reynolds.edu 804/523-5253
James Mullins Social Sciences AS TMullins@reynolds.edu 804/523-5507
John Negri Social Sciences AS JNegri@reynolds.edu 804/523-5534
Karyn Pallay Social Sciences AS kpallay@reynolds.edu 804/523-5040
Linda Pinney Social Sciences AS LPinney@reynolds.edu 804/523-5744
Mark Plume Social Sciences AS MPlume@reynolds.edu 804/523-5745
Apryl Prentiss Social Sciences AS APrentiss@reynolds.edu 804/523-5607
Ernesto Quintero Social Sciences AS EQuintero@reynolds.edu 804/523-5608
Maria Ramos Social Sciences AS MRamos@reynolds.edu 804/523-5601
Jane Rosecrans Social Sciences AS JRosecrans@reynolds.edu 804/523-5599
Jason Sampson Social Sciences AS JSampson@reynolds.edu 804/523-5504
David Stern Social Sciences AS DStern@reynolds.edu 804/523-5263
Christopher Thomas Social Sciences AS CCThomas@reynolds.edu 804/523-5291
Joshua Watson Social Sciences AS JWatson@reynolds.edu 804/523-5295
Scott Weaver Social Sciences AS SWeaver@reynolds.edu 804/523-5602
Thomas de Mayo Social Sciences AS TdeMayo@reynolds.edu 804/523-5918
Gayle D'Andrea Social Sciences AS - Pre-Social Work Specialization GDAndrea@reynolds.edu 804/523-5497
Mary Larue Social Sciences AS - Teacher Preparation Specialization Mlarue@reynolds.edu 804/523-5339
Carrie Humphrey Social Sciences AS - American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Specialization CHumphrey@reynolds.edu 804/523-5748
Brenda Thornton Social Sciences AS - American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Specialization BThornton@reynolds.edu 804/523-5623