Apr 14, 2024  

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Social Science Elective(s)

3 credit(s)

The following courses have been approved for Social Sciences and General electives, provided the course is not required in the student’s program.

General Studies, General Studies-Computer Science Specialization, General Studies-Fine Arts Specialization, General Studies-Visual Communication Design Specialization, Liberal Arts, and Science: One of the two required Social Sciences courses cannot be a HIS course.

Students planning to transfer should consult the four-year transfer institution to determine course recommendations prior to registering for classes at NRCC. General transfer information is available on the New River Community College website.

For programs that require one or more Social Science electives, students must choose from these courses:


ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 credit(s)  *Intended for Associate in Applied Science degrees only.

ECO 150 Economic Essentials: Theory and Application 3 credit(s)   

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credit(s)  

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credit(s)  


GEO 210 People and the Land: An Introduction to Cultural Geography 3 credit(s)  


HIS 101 History of Western Civilization Pre-1600 CE 3 credit(s)  

HIS 102 Western Civilization-Post 1600 CE 3 credit(s)  

HIS 121 United States History to 1877 3 credit(s)  

HIS 122 United States History Since 1865 3 credit(s)  

HIS 266 Military History of the Civil War 3 credit(s)  

HIS 267 The Second World War 3 credit(s)  

HIS 277 The American Experience in Vietnam 3 credit(s)  

HIS 279 Age of the American Revolution 3 credit(s)  


PLS 135 U.S. Government and Politics 3 credit(s)  

PLS 136 State and Local Government and Politics 3 credit(s)  


PSY 120 Human Relations 3 credit(s)  * Intended for Associate in Applied Science degrees only.

PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3 credit(s)  * Intended for Associate in Applied Science degrees only.

PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 credit(s)  

PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology 3 credit(s)  

PSY 216 Social Psychology 3 credit(s)  

PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3 credit(s)  

PSY 235 Child Psychology 3 credit(s)  

PSY 245 Educational Psychology 3 credit(s)  


SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology 3 credit(s)  

SOC 211 Cultural Anthropology 3 credit(s)  

SOC 215 Sociology of the Family 3 credit(s)  

SOC 266 Race and Ethnicity 3 credit(s)  

SOC 268 Social Problems 3 credit(s)   






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