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Earn college credits for social sciences courses - including topics such as Art Appreciation, Essentials of Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, and more - with Penn Foster College.

Whether you want to get a jump-start on your college education or earn additional credits towards a degree, Penn Foster College is here to help. Study online, at your own time, and receive support when you need it from our expert faculty and staff.

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This course begins with an introduction to the field of sociology, and discusses social structure and social interaction through groups, networks, and organizations.

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This course covers biology and behavior, consciousness, memory, thought and language, intelligence, personality and gender, stress, and community influences.

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Developing more effective personal communication skills to increase chances for professional success; increasing skill levels involving the use and selection of words, gestures, tone of voice, facial expressions, listening skills, as well as overall physical appearance.

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Art Appreciation

3 credits

In this course, the student will gain an understanding of artistic media, historical periods and artistic movements, the roles of the artist and the viewer, and the principles of art criticism.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook:The Power of Art

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

Essentials of Psychology

3 credits

This course covers biology and behavior, consciousness, memory, thought and language, intelligence, personality and gender, stress, and community influences.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Psychology and Your Life

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554
The support from this school is unlike anything I've ever experienced. No other program seemed to have the support that Penn Foster has.
-Elizabeth E., Penn Foster Graduate

Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Developing more effective personal communication skills to increase chances for professional success; increasing skill levels involving the use and selection of words, gestures, tone of voice, facial expressions, listening skills, as well as overall physical appearance.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Course begins with an introduction to the field of sociology; discusses social structure and social interaction through groups, networks, and organizations; also discusses deviance, crime, and social control; describes the effects of stratification, racial and ethnic inequality, sex, gender, and sexuality; discusses the role of health, family, education, and religion in sociology; concludes with the topics of politics, the economy, population, social movements, technology, and social change.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Textbook: Seeing Ourselves; Society: The Basics

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

World Civilizations

3 credits

This course serves as an introduction to many of the major events of the fifteenth through twenty-first centuries and examines the causal relationships between events and trends.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Understanding World Societies A Brief History: Volume 2

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Your course includes:

  • All textbooks and study materials
  • Mobile-friendly, on-the-go learning experience
  • Academic support from instructors with real-world experience
  • Unlimited student support via email, phone, chat and text
  • 24/7 access to Penn Foster's robust online student community
  • Career planning resources, tools and support
  • Your official transcript upon completion

Will credits from Penn Foster College transfer into another college degree program?

Penn Foster College credits have been accepted for transfer into colleges across the country. Students should check with a specific college to see if they accept our credits, as credit transfer can vary depending on the school. Also, the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits. For more information on transferring credits, click here.

I live in Jamaica. Can I enroll in an individual college course?

Unfortunately, individual college courses are only available for individuals living in the United States. We do offer a variety of Bachelor, Associate and Undergraduate Certificate programs for non-U.S. residents through our sister school, Penn Foster College International.

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