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Anthropology

Courses offered at:

  • Lake County Campus
  • Online
  • Woodland Campus
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    Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Anthropology) creates a seamless transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Anthropology, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in Anthropology.

    Degrees

    Anthropology (A.A.-T)

    Communication

    Courses offered at:

  • Woodland Campus
  • Lake County Campus
  • Colusa County Campus
  • Online
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    The WCC Communication Studies program is designed to nurture an understanding and examination of the crucial role of communication in human relationships, cultures, society, and civic affairs, as well as, developing students’ personal and professional communication skills. The Communication Studies program at WCC offers curriculum that provide students with a foundation in communication theory and practice. Courses offered in this program fulfill general education and transfer requirements that prepare students for further study that may lead to Bachelor in Arts, Master in Arts, and/or other advanced degrees.

    Degrees

    Communication Studies 2.0 (A.A.-T)

    Early Childhood Education

    Courses offered at:

  • Woodland Campus
  • Lake County Campus
  • Colusa County Campus
  • Online
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    This program offers a hands-on approach to learning skills in working with young children from birth through the age of 12. Certificates and degrees have been designed to prepare students for employment at the various levels within privately funded child care centers and publicly funded child development programs. The program meets the course requirements for teachers and directors of private child care programs licensed by the California State Department of Social Services (Title 22). In addition, the program meets the coursework requirements for the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    Certificates

    Child Development Associate Teacher (Certificate)

    Child Development Master Teacher (Certificate)

    Child Development Teacher (Certificate)

    Degrees

    Early Childhood Education (A.S.-T)

    Early Childhood Education (A.S.)

    English

    Courses offered at:

  • Woodland Campus
  • Lake County Campus
  • Colusa County Campus
  • Online
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    Come broaden your appreciation of the English language and its literatures, and cultivate its effective use in your own creative expression and day-to-day life. You'll learn to read more thoughtfully, think critically, and express yourself clearly and persuasively. Composition, literature, and creative writing all can help you make sense of the cultural, historical, ethical, aesthetic, and linguistic forces that shape our lives.

    Degrees

    English (A.A.-T)

    Ethnic Studies

    Courses offered at:

  • Colusa County Campus
  • Online
  • Woodland Campus
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    The Ethnic Studies program provides an interdisciplinary (i.e., social science and humanities) curriculum that prepares students to study the cultural identities and institutional forces that have shaped the histories and contributions of racial and ethnic groups in our U.S. Multicultural Society. Students of Ethnic Studies gain theories, concepts, and frameworks to critically examine and study the historical and contemporary issues of inequity impacting American society.

    Degrees

    Chicana/o Studies (A.A.)

    History

    Courses offered at:

  • Woodland Campus
  • Lake County Campus
  • Colusa County Campus
  • Online
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    History is a study of the past. The past not only defines our lives, society, and the world we live in today, but shapes the pathway to the future. Students of history study individuals, groups, communities, nations, people, and cultures from different times and places. Many different methods are applied to effectively learn about history. History students examine the past through different perspectives and apply various analytical techniques to raise questions and think critically about the past. In addition to learning about amazing events, history provides us with a better understanding of our present lives. The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree provides students with the opportunity to complete their freshman/sophomore level classes needed for a Bachelor’s degree in History within the California State University System.

    Degrees

    History (A.A.-T)

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Courses offered at:

  • Woodland Campus
  • Lake County Campus
  • Online
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    Our Interdisciplinary Studies includes numerous offerings to focus on earning a certificate for completion of UC/CSU general education requirements, to earning degrees in Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Justice Studies, Child and Adolescent Development, Pre-Health Occupations, Law, Public Policy, and Society.

    Certificates

    IGETC (Certificate)

    CSU GE-Breadth (Certificate)

    Degrees

    Social Justice Studies (A.A.-T)

    Child and Adolescent Development (A.A.-T)

    Law, Public Policy, and Society (A.A.-T)

    Arts and Humanities (A.A.)

    Social and Behavioral Sciences (A.A.)

    Natural Sciences (A.S.)

    Pre-Health Occupations (A.S.)

    Philosophy

  • Woodland Campus
  • Lake County Campus
  • Online
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    The student will be able to appraise, critique, and evaluate major philosophical systems by comparing and contrasting conceptual similarities and differences. The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to assess, and evaluate political and cultural thought. The student through interaction with other classmates will demonstrate a respect for philosophical opinions, feelings, and values.

    Psychology

    Courses offered at:

  • Woodland Campus
  • Lake County Campus
  • Colusa County Campus
  • Online
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    Psychology is the study of human thought, feelings, and behavior. Part of its appeal is the fact that it involves both scientific investigation and practical applications of those findings in everyday life. Woodland Community College Psychology courses offer a diverse program with several goals: 1) To expose students to the variety of sub-fields in psychology; 2) to engender knowledge of, and appreciation for, the spirit and nature of scientific inquiry; 3) to facilitate insight into oneself and increase knowledge of, and sensitivity to, others; 4) to introduce students to the basic body of knowledge, thus preparing them for further study in Psychology. Those pursuing psychology as a field of study will find many careers options centering around helping others to understand, predict, and influence their own behavior and the behavior of others.

    Degrees

    Psychology (A.A.-T)

    Spanish

    Courses offered at:

  • Woodland Campus
  • Lake County Campus
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    The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree (AA-T) will help students develop proficiency in the following five skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and understanding of the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking countries. It is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing a Spanish degree in the California State University (CSU) system. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop their educational plans because degree options and general education requirements vary for each university.

    Degrees

    Spanish (A.A.-T)