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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Social Work

Social Work
A.A. Degree (Transfer) An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

This area of study is designed for students who are interested in a career in social work, and in pursuing a transfer degree in social work. The area of study has been designed to transfer seamlessly into any of the social work programs offered at state universities in Maryland. The curriculum will provide students with an introduction to a variety of disciplines necessary for the effective practice of social work across a variety of social work career opportunities in education, community service, and social service areas, and will prepare students to continue their pursuit of social work at their transfer institution. Upon completion of the associate of arts degree in social work, students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution which offers a baccalaureate degree in social work.

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &
 Literature1,2Humanities Core Course (see p. 62)

Arts Core Course (see p. 62)

Literature Core Course (see p. 61)9-11
Social Sciences3Social and Behavioral Sciences

Core Courses (see p. 63)6
ScienceBIOL-101 General Biology I4

Science Core Course (see p. 63)3-4
MathematicsMATH-138 Statistics4
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging

Issues Core Course (see p. 64)1-3

HMDV-200Life Span Development3
PSYC-101General Psychology3
SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology3
SOWK-200Introduction to Social Work3
Electives – Select 3 credits from the following (3 credits each):
ECON-101Principles of Economics (Macro)
ECON-102Principles of Economics (Micro)
POLI-101American Federal Government
POLI-201Comparative Government3
Electives – Select 6 credits from the following (3 credits each):
ANTH-105Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH-120Comparative World Cultures
GEOG-101Introduction to World Geography
GEOG-102Elements of Cultural Geography
HIST-121The Ancient World: Prehistory to
 the Middle Ages
HIST-122Western Civilization and the
Pre-Modern World
HIST-228/WMST-228Women in European History: 1750-Present6
Arts and SciencesArts and Sciences Electives (see p. 65)9


1 One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
2 Students planning to transfer to UMBC should take a World Language Sequence, unless they successfully completed four years of a world language in high school.
3 One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST