Social Science Secondary Education

Pre -Major Curriculum Code: A1010M

This program prepares the student to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution. This Associate in Arts program is specifically designed for students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in Social Science Secondary Education.

General Education Core (44 SHC)*  SHC = Semester Hours Credit

Forty-four semester hours of credit in general education core courses are required as outlined on the NCCCS Curriculum Standards for Associate in Arts degree programs. The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition.

*Students who complete the 44-hour general education core are eligible to receive the GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA IN ARTS (D10100).

Awards Available

Course Requirements for A.A. Pre-Major Social Science Secondary Education

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
English 111, Expository Writing (3 SHC), is required as the first composition course.
The second composition course must be selected from the following.
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting (3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (12 SHC)

Four courses from three discipline areas are required.
One course must be a literature course.
ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, 261, 262
One course must be a fine arts course (ART, DRA, or MUS).
Two additional general education core courses from the following discipline areas are required:  art, communication, drama, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, literature, music, philosophy, and religion.
ART 111, 114, 115 COM 110, 120, 231  (3 hours only)
DRA 111, 112, 211, 212 ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, 261, 262
FRE 111, 112, 211, 212 HUM 130, 160, 211, 212
MUS 110, 112, 210, 213 PHI 215, 240
REL 112, 211, 212, 221 SPA 111, 112, 211, 212
One of the following course sequences is recommended.
FRE 111 and 112 Elementary French I and II (6 SHC)
SPA 111 and 112 Elementary Spanish I and II (6 SHC)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 SHC)

Four courses from three discipline areas are required.
The following courses are required. (12 SHC)
HIS 121 Western Civilization I (3 SHC)
HIS 122 Western Civilization II (3 SHC)
POL 120 American Government (3 SHC)
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (14-15 SHC)

Natural Sciences (8 SHC)
One course (4 SHC) must be selected from the following.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
BIO 111 General Biology I (4 SHC)
CHM 131/131A Intro to Chemistry/Lab (4 SHC)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
GEL 120 Physical Geology (4 SHC)
PHY 110/110A Conceptual Physics/Lab (4 SHC)
PHY 151 College Physics I (4 SHC)
PHY 251 General Physics I (4 SHC)
Credit will not be awarded for both BIO 110 and BIO 111
Credit will not be awarded for both CHM 151 and CHM 131/131A
A second course (4 SHC) may be selected from the courses listed above, or from the following.
BIO 112 General Biology II (4 SHC)
BIO 120 Introductory Botany (4 SHC)
BIO 130 Introductory Zoology (4 SHC)
BIO 140/140A Environmental Biology/Lab (4 SHC)
CHM 152 General Chemistry II (4 SHC)
GEL 113 Historical Geology (4 SHC)
PHY 152 College Physics II (4 SHC)
PHY 252 General Physics II (4 SHC)
Credit will not be awarded for both BIO 110 and BIO 112
Mathematics (6-7 SHC)
Two courses are required.
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (3 SHC) and
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics (3 SHC) or
MAT 161 College Algebra (3 SHC) or
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3 SHC) or
MAT 175 Precalculus (4 SHC)
The following course is recommended.
MAT 161 College Algebra (3 SHC)
Note: Math courses with a prerequisite of MAT 161 or higher may be substituted locally. You must see an academic counselor for details. Additional lab courses may be required for math classes taken at Coastal Carolina Community College.

Other Required Hours (21 SHC)

The following courses are required. (21 SHC)
ACA 111 College Student Success (1 SHC)
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication (3 SHC) or
COM 231 Public Speaking (3 SHC)
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics (3 SHC)
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 SHC)
GEO 111 World Regional Geography (3 SHC)
HIS 131 American History I (3 SHC)
HIS 132 American History II (3 SHC)
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life (2 SHC)

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 65

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Admission to the Major

Grade point average requirements vary and admission is competitive across the several programs in Social Science Secondary Education. Admission to teacher licensure programs requires satisfactory scores on PRAXIS I and II.


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