2018 - 2019 College Catalog by ​Moorpark College

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Page 69 of 2018 - 2019 College Catalog

social and behavioral sciences courses in the social and behavioral sciences are those which focus on people as members of society to satisfy the general education requirement in social and behavioral sciences a course shall be designed to develop an awareness of the method of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences it shall be designed to stimulate critical thinking about the ways people act and have acted in response to their societies and an appreciation of how societies and social subgroups operate this category would include introductory or integrative survey courses in cultural anthropology cultural geography economics history political science psychology sociology or related disciplines upon successful completion of the social and behavioral sciences general education requirement students will demonstrate an understanding of • perspectives theories methods and core concepts within the social sciences or behavioral sciences • major problems and issues in their historical contemporary geographical contexts or future implications • the contributions and perspectives of diversity among individuals and/or cultures arts and humanities language and rationality courses in language and rationality are those which develop for the student the principles and applications of language toward logical thought clear and precise expression and critical evaluation of communication in whatever symbol system the student uses english composition courses fulfilling the written composition requirement shall be designed to include both expository and argumentative writing upon successful completion of the english composition general education requirement students will • produce writing that is focused on a thesis or central idea and fully developed and supported and that conforms to the conventions of standard written english communication and analytical thinking courses fulfilling the communication and analytical thinking requirement include oral communication mathematics logic statistics computer languages and programming and related disciplines upon successful completion of the communication and analytical thinking general education requirement students will • effectively research develop and orally present informative and persuasive messages that adapt to the unique demands of their audience and situation courses in the humanities are those which study the cultural activities and artistic expressions of human beings to satisfy the general education requirement in the humanities a course shall be designed to help the student develop an awareness of the ways in which people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation and help the student develop aesthetic understanding and an ability to make value judgments such courses could include introductory or integrative courses in the arts foreign languages literature philosophy and religion or upon successful completion of the arts and humanities general education requirement students will • demonstrate an understanding of major concepts themes and imagery found in the arts and humanities and recognize the aesthetic qualities and processes that characterize works of the human intellect and imagination throughout time and/or across cultures health and physical education/kinesiology • develop their intellect imagination sensibility and sensitivity through the study of the arts and humanities • critically analyze or produce cultural or artistic works with informed appreciation • evaluate texts drawing inferences from evidence distinguishing fact from opinion assessing reasoning and effectively communicate their conclusions orally or in writing • apply formal systems of reasoning in solving problems or analyzing arguments • express results or conclusions using a formal language courses in health and physical education should help students develop the understanding and the skills necessary to maintain a healthful life upon successful completion of the health/physical education general education requirement students through appropriate physical activity and/or expression will • demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and techniques for the restoration maintenance and development of health well-being and longevity ethnic/gender studies courses in ethnic and gender studies should help students develop an awareness of the diverse historical roots and an appreciation of the cultural contributions of minorities and women lead to an understanding of the causes and consequences of socioeconomic inequality based on race sex or ethnicity and explore ways of eliminating such inequities upon successful completion of the ethnic/gender studies graduation requirement students will • analyze major social issues as they vary by race ethnicity class sexual orientation religion or gender • analyze how the contributions and perspectives within cultures vary by including but not limited to race ethnicity class sexual orientation religion or gender moorpark college general education 2018-2019 67