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Programs of Study

Social & Behavioral Sciences


Degree Type: AA

Semester Credit Hours: 60

First Semester - 14 SCH

ENGL 1301 - Composition I
HIST 1301 - United States History I
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
EDUC/PSYC 1100 - Learning Framework
GEOL 1403 - Physical Geology

Second Semester - 16 SCH

ENGL 1302 - Composition II
HIST 1302 - United States History II
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics
COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computing
GEOL 1404 - Historical Geology

Third Semester - 15 SCH

SPCH 1321 - Business & Professional Communication
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I
ENGL 2331 - World Literature
HIST 2321 - World Civilizations I

Fourth Semester - 15 SCH

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
HIST 2301 - Texas History
HIST 2322 - World Civilizations II

Marketable Skills

Critical Thinking Skills: Creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information, using technology as appropriate.
Communication Skills: Effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication.
Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Teamwork: Ability to be flexible and to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others, taking the initiative when appropriate, to support a shared purpose or goal.
Social Responsibility: Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Personal Responsibility: A strong work ethic and the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Outcomes

  • Create an argument through the use of historical evidence.
  • Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.
  • Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on U.S. and world history.

High School Endorsements

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Transfer Path / Requirements

For Texas A&M Commerce

  • A student completing the Paris Junior College curriculum is considered Core complete at Texas A&M Commerce.
  • No more than 60-66 sch from PJC will be applied to a bachelor degree at TAMU-Commerce.  Another 60 or more must be completed at TAMU-Commerce.
  • For the History major, 12 advanced courses are required by TAMU-Commerce.
  • Students who are considering teaching in high schools or middle schools must follow guidelines set for teacher certification.

Career Opportunities

Public school teacher; Research analyst; College instructor; Foreign Service/Diplomatic Corps; Government specialist; Lobbyist; Grant writer; Print or broadcast journalist; Filmmaker; Public administration; Political campaign worker; Records manager; Lawyer; Archivist; Museum curator; Historic preservation.