Sociology: AA-T Degree

Sociology: AA-T Degree

The purpose of the Associates in Arts Transfer Degree in Sociology is to provide a student with a foundation of knowledge in the field of sociology which prepares them for transfer to the CSU/UC system for further study towards a baccalaureate degree in sociology or related field. The student will develop knowledge and skills which will enable them to understand, evaluate, and apply social science research and theories. Students who complete the AA-T in Sociology will be prepared for upper-division coursework in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand, evaluate, and apply socials science research, methods and theories.
  2. Identify how social experiences and outcomes are shaped by gender, race, ethnicity, age, social class, and sexual orientation.
  3. Use sociological theories to examine and explain social situations and social behaviors.
Degree Requirements 
Required Core Courses (9 units)
SOCI-120Introduction to Sociology3
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Social Problems
Introduction to Social Research
Statistics
Required Electives: List A (6 units)
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Sociology of Sex and Gender
Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
Sociology of Crime
Required Electives: List B (3 units)
Complete 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Queer Studies
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Introduction to Criminal Law
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
Anthropology of Sex, Gender and Sexuality
The Anthropology of Childhood
Linguistic Anthropology
Child Development
The Child, Family and Community
The Anthropology of Childhood
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Economic History of the U.S.
World Regional Geography
United States History 1
United States History 2
World History 1
World History 2
History of Modern Latin America
California History
History of American Women 1600-1900
History of American Women Since 1900
The American Mind 1
The American Mind 2
Introduction to Africana Studies
Introduction to Mex-American and Chicana(o) Studies
Filipina(o)-American Heritage
Introduction to Lgbt Studies in the Family, Education and Community
LGBT Communities, Family & Education in the 21st Century
Feminist Philosophy
Introduction to the Principles Of American Government
Introduction to Modern Political Ideology
Comparative Government
International Relations
General Psychology
Social Psychology
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Human Sexuality
Research Methods in Psychology
Intercultural Communication
Total Units18

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.  

The following is a suggested course sequence and does not replace an educational plan created with you and your counselor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallUnits
SOCI-120 Introduction to Sociology 3
CSU GE Area A2: Written Communication 3-4
CSU GE Area C1: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater 3
CSU GE Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development Elective 1 3
CSU GE Area B1: Physical Sciences 3-5
 Units15-18
Spring
Required Electives: List B 3
CSU GE Area B4: Mathematics 2 3-5
CSU GE Area D: Social Sciences Elective 3 3
CSU GE Area A1: Oral Communication 3
 Units12-14
Second Year
Fall
SOCI-122 Social Problems 3
PSYC-220
Research Methods in Psychology
or Statistics
3
SOCI-154 Sociology of Crime 3
CSU GE Area C2: Humanities 3-5
Sociology Electives 4 3
 Units15-17
Spring
Required Elective: List B 3
CSU GE Area A3: Critical Thinking 3-4
CSE GE Area B2: Life Sciences 3-5
CSU GE Area C1/C2: Arts and Humanities 3
CSU GE Area D: Social Sciences Electives 3 3
 Units15-18
 Total Units57-67