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Social Sciences and Humanities

Gain understanding of human behavior and social interactions. Prepare to question and transform systems or institutions that define our lives.

The Social Sciences and Humanities village includes programs that offer degrees or certificates from De Anza, and programs that offer courses you may be able to apply toward a four-year degree if you transfer.

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Explore the list of programs below. Click the links to visit department websites and learn about courses, degrees and certificates. Coming soon: Program and transfer maps that show which courses to take each quarter to reach your goal.

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The Social Sciences and Humanities village is a supportive community of students, faculty and staff with similar interests. Each village offers events, career panels and fun activities that are keyed to your major and related subjects. 

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Your Guided Pathways Village will be a central hub for information, mentoring and services related to your major and goals. We've made it easier than ever to connect with resources, support and people who can help you succeed.

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Explore Academic Programs

Click these links to visit the department or program website, where you'll find information about courses, instructors and the requirements for earning a degree or certificate. Check back soon for program and transfer maps that will help you choose which courses to take each quarter to reach your goal.

A Note About Transfer Maps

Transfer Pattern maps consist of courses found common to California transfer institutions and provides a foundational understanding of the discipline, a breadth of coursework in the discipline, and preparation for transfer to local UCs and CSUs. These maps are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree at either a UC or CSU campus. While this is a guide to common courses required for transfer, students who follow this plan are NOT guaranteed admission to either the UC or CSU system.

If you need a GE course during a quarter when De Anza doesn't offer the course, you may be able to take an online class at another school. You can search online classes at California community colleges by IGETC or CSU GE Breadth. You will also find major prep courses for UCs and CSUs by searching on Assist.org. If you are preparing for a private university, you should meet with a transfer counselor or adviser for assistance.

No matter your major or transfer university, it is critical that you work with a De Anza counselor or adviser to determine your pathway and which classes you need to complete for General Education and major preparation.

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Each village offers workshops, events and other activities that are keyed to your major and related subjects. You'll find information about these activities posted here and in your village shell on Canvas. 

You can also check out these websites for more ways to get involved.

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