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2016-2017 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2016-2017 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

Social Sciences Department


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The Social Sciences Department offers college courses comprising the academic disciplines of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work. A wide variety of honors classes are offered as well.  Courses are available in conventional on-ground, fully online, interactive television, ACE, and hybrid format.  These courses are aligned to meet the Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) Social/Behavioral Sciences requirements and the Tennessee Board of Regents general education goals for social/behavioral sciences which include (a) to develop in the student an understanding of self and the world by examining the content and process used by social and behavioral sciences to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems; (b) to enhance knowledge of social and cultural institutions and the values of society and other societies and cultures in the world; and (c) to understand the interdependent nature of the individual, family, and society in shaping human behavior and determining quality of life.

The Social Sciences Department offers the following Tennessee Transfer Pathways (see http://www.tntransferpathway.org/ and http://www.mscc.edu/social_science/univ_path.aspx):

  1. Criminal Justice Administration Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.A.  - Criminal Justice Administration Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.S.  
  2. History Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.A.  - History Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.S.  
  3. Political Science Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.A.  - Political Science Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.S.  
  4. Psychology Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.A.  - Psychology Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.S.  
  5. Sociology Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.A.  - Sociology Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.S.  
  6. Social Work Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.A.  - Social Work Tennessee Transfer Pathway A.S.  

In addition to the Tennessee Transfer Pathways, the department also offers the following university parallel non-TTP Area of Emphasis:

  1. Pre-Law Area of Emphasis A.A.  - Pre-Law Area of Emphasis A.S.  

Tennessee State University offers a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration on Motlow’s Moore County campus for Motlow students who have achieved an A.S. degree.  For more information on this 2+2 program, contact Dr. Lucy Craig at 931-393-1567, or lcraig@mscc.edu.

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