Courses Toward an HCS Minor

All minor program courses must be taken for a letter grade, with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor program is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

No more than two courses (8 - 10 units) taken to satisfy this minor may be applied toward requirements for a major or another minor.

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Required Lower Division Courses (3 courses, minimum 12 units):

Pick two lower division courses from the following list:

  • Anthropology 7, 8, 9, 33
  • Economics 1, 2, 11
  • Geography 3, 4,
  • History - any lower division course
  • Human Complex Systems 10A
  • Political Science 10, 20, 30, 50
  • Sociology 1, 10, 24

Courses may be from the same department or from different departments.

Plus pick one lower division course from the following list:

  • Mathematics 2
  • Program in Computing 3
  • Statistics 10, 10A, 11, M12, 13, 14

The math/stats options reflect minimum requirements. If you already have credit in a higher numbered math, stats, or other course with significant math/stats content such as Psych 100 (by petition), then you fulfill this requirement.

Honors Credit Courses!
These 1-unit courses are adjuncts to a primary HumCS lecture course and are offered on a graded or P/NP basis. A notation is made on your transcript. Honors Collegium students earn HC credit assuming a grade of 'B' or higher.

  • HumCS 89: Honors Seminars
  • HumCS 189: Advanced Honors Seminars

You can learn more about honors seminars here.




Required Upper Division Courses (5 courses, minimum 20 units):

You need Core Courses, pick two from the following list:

  • Anthropology 131. Culture: What Makes It All Work (4)
  • Comm Studies 154. Social Communication and New Technology (4)
  • Hum CS M130A / Management 118A. Complexity Science for Social Systems (4)
  • Political Science M115D. Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy (4)
  • Sociology 111. Social Networks (5)

NOTICES: Soc 112 and Soc 118 can replace Soc 111 by petition. Poli-Sci 146G and Poli-Sci 115A can replace Poli-Sci 115D by petition. Public Policy 102 can also meet a minor core requirement, by petition.

You need Methods courses, take all from the following list:

  • Hum CS M100. Formal Modeling and Simulations in the Social Sciences (4)
  • Hum CS 100L. Modeling and Simulation Laboratory (1)
  • Hum CS 110L. Artificial Culture Laboratory (5)
    OR substitute
    Program in Computing 3 (4) by petition.

NOTICE: Anthropology M186 and Honors M150 are the same course as HumCS M100, and count toward the methods requirement.

Electives, pick a core course above not yet taken, or one course from the following list:

  • Hum CS m193P. Journal Club Seminars: Human Complex Systems (1)
  • Hum CS 197. Individual Studies (2-4 units, reading focus)
  • Hum CS 199. Individual Studies (2-4 units, fieldwork focus)
  • Anthropology 186P. Models of Cultural Evolution (4)
  • Communication Studies 191F. Entertainment as Implicit Pedagogy (4)
  • Communication Studies 191G. The Gaming Mind (4)
  • Geography 142. Population Geography (4)
  • Geography 148. Economic Geography (4)
  • Political Science 115A. Ethics and Governance (4)
  • Political Science 142D. Understanding Public Issue Life Cycle (4)
  • Political Science 146G. The Social Life of Information
  • Political Science 164. Comparative History of Government from Earliest Times to Present Day (4)
  • Political Science 191C. Variable Topic Seminar ("Human Complex Systems")
  • Public Policy 102. Rational Policies, Irrational People
  • Public Policy C119/C219. Crime Control
  • OR, any upper-division Core Course not already taken.
  • Or, other courses applied by petition.

Note: Other courses taught by HCS faculty may typically be taken in lieu of listed courses. Available by petition. Example courses include: Anthropology 153P Economic Anthropology, and Honors Collegium 25. Artificial Intelligence: Machines as People, People as Machines





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