Hey everyone. I'm trying to get my gened's figured out for the next couple of years, and I'm wondering if I could use a foreign language to fulfill my social science requirement. I'll have to take 2 years of a foreign language for my bachelors anyway, and I'm trying to squeeze in at least a year of it at my CC before I transfer. I know that I can use a language to fulfill my humanities requirements, but I'm planning on minoring in either philosophy or english literature of some sort eventually, and I'd like to use those geneds to work towards my eventual requirements for that minor.
I've been looking around online for an answer, and I'm seeing a lot of conflicting answers.
As a broader question, what exactly constitutes a social science? I know psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, and a number of other areas will fulfill that requirement. I'm seeing linguistics and communication on several lists of "what is a social science?" as well. Does this essentially mean foreign language? Would philosophy classes be considered a social science? What about classical literature courses?
I was planning on taking intro to sociology and intro to anthropology to fulfill my social science geneds, but if I can do double duty with those geneds and put them towards my degree, I'm all about that.