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Social Science, Business and Education Division
Social Science, Business and Education Division
Social Science, Business and Education Division

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Division assists students achieve an understanding of culture, society, and individual behavior.

The division sponsors the following areas of emphasis in our University Transfer Programs:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Exercise Science/Health & Wellness
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education

To get started, view our Steps for Successful University Transfer and learn more about the Tennessee Transfer Pathways.

The division sponsors the following A.A.S Programs and Technical Certificates:

The disciplines offered in the division are as follows:

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Environmental Health Technology, Geography, Health, History, Physical Education, Political Science, Law, Psychology, Sociology, Business, GIS, Management, Office Administration

Other opportunities sponsored or co-sponsored by the Social & Behavioral Sciences Division include: the Fitness Centers, Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) and numerous social science seminars on topics including the Civil War, Anthropology of Religions, World War II, Juvenile Delinquency, Death & Dying, and the United States Supreme Court.

The following courses satisfy the Social/Behavioral Sciences general education requirement as prescribed by the Tennessee Board of Regents:

ANTH 2150 Native American Studies
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
GEOG 1220 Human Geography
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
INTL 1010 Introduction to Global Studies
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 1025 Introduction to Political Science
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
PSYC 2220 Biological Basis of Behavior
PSYC 2130 Lifespan Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems
SOCI 2110 Cultural Anthropology
SOCI 2120 Prehistoric Archaeology
WELL 1010 Lifetime Wellness

Students taking the above courses will demonstrate four or more of the following learning outcomes:

  1. Recognize, describe, and explain social institutions, structures, and processes and the complexities of a global culture and diverse society.
  2. Think critically about how individuals are influenced by political, geographic, economic, cultural and family institutions in their own and other diverse cultures and explain how one's own belief system may differ from others.
  3. Explore the relationship between the individual and society as it affects the personal behavior, social development and quality of life of the individual, the family and the community.
  4. Examine the impact of behavioral and social scientific research on major contemporary issues and their disciplines' effects on individuals and society.
  5. Using the most appropriate principles, methods, and technologies, perceptively and objectively gather, analyze, and present social and behavioral science research data, draw logical conclusions, and apply those conclusions to one's life and society.
  6. Take ethical stands based on appropriate research in the social and behavioral sciences.
  7. Analyze and communicate the values and processes that are used to formulate theories regarding the social context of individual human behavior in the social and behavioral sciences.

The following courses satisfy the History general education requirement as prescribed by the Tennessee Board of Regents:

HIST 1010 Survey of Western Civilization I
HIST 1020 Survey of Western Civilization II
HIST 1210 Survey of World History I
HIST 1220 Survey of World History II
HIST 2010 Survey of United States History I
HIST 2020 Survey of United States History II
HIST 2030 Tennessee History

Students taking the above courses will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Analyze historical facts and interpretations.
  2. Analyze and compare political, geographic, economic, social, cultural, religious and intellectual institutions, structures, and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  3. Recognize and articulate the diversity of human experience across a range of historical periods and the complexities of a global culture and society.
  4. Draw on historical perspective to evaluate contemporary problems/issues.
  5. Analyze the contributions of past cultures/societies to the contemporary world.
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