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Distribution Requirements - Group B (Social Sciences)

Thirty six (36) credits are required with 12 credits required from each of the three general academic areas of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics. No more than six credits from a given academic major may count toward this distribution requirement.

At most one course which an individual uses to satisfy the Specific Requirements in communication, quantitative/analytical reasoning or, values/ethics, may be used to satisfy distribution requirements in the Distribution Requirements Humanities (A), Social Sciences (B), or Natural Sciences and Mathematics (C). The Bloomsburg University Curriculum Committee (BUCC) or an individual academic department with the approval of the BUCC may exclude any of its courses from being counted as a distribution requirement.

Group B--Social Sciences, 12 Credits -Twelve credits from courses developing an understanding of approaches to gain knowledge in the social sciences (Goal Five), an understanding of our own society and the place of an individual in that society (Goal Seven), knowledge of the major contributions in the social sciences (Goal Nine), and global awareness (Goal Ten). At least three different social sciences departments must be represented in these 12 credits with two or more credits taken from each department selected. Social sciences departments include Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and Social Work and Criminal Justice.

ANTHRO - Anthropology

CRIMJUST - Criminal Justice

ECONOMIC - Economics

GEOG - Geography

POLISCI - Political Science

PSYCH - Psychology

SOC - Sociology

SOCWORK - Social Work

In addition, these courses are eligible:

AUDSLP.152 Introduction to Communications Disorders

BUSED.101 Introduction to Business

HONORS.130 Honors Social Science I

HONORS.230 Honors Social Science II

INTSTUDY.172 Sch Sem Soc Sci

INTSTUDY.496 Honors Independent Study Soc Sci I

INTSTUDY.497 Honors Sem Soc Sci

INTSTUDY.498 Honors Independent Study Soc Sci II

SPECED.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

The following courses are not eligible for group B credit:

ECONOMIC.156 Business and Economics Mathematics

ECONOMIC.180 Special Topics

ECONOMIC.256 Business and Economics Statistics I

ECONOMIC.356 Business and Economics Statistics II

ECONOMIC.456 Introduction to Econometrics

ECONOMIC.470 Senior Seminar

ECONOMIC.480 Advanced Special Topics

ECONOMIC.490 Independent Study

GEOG.350 Advance Planning