Sociology - Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) meets the lower division course requirements necessary for the California State University (CSU) system. Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior in society. It uses a variety of research and theoretical perspectives to analyze and explain human social behavior and social change. Sociology students examine a wide range of human interactions including marriage and family units, crime and deviance, culture and social change, group processes and interactions having to do with class, race and gender; diversity and globalization, social stratification and mobility and social movements. Program courses will help develop the student’s ability to examine the broader connections between personal life, public issues and social structure. Sociology provides a valuable major for a diverse range of career paths including teaching, social work, probation officer, employment counseling, urban planning and others.
To be awarded the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree, students must:
(1) Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units which are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, including both of the following:
(A) The California State University General Education (CSU GE) requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply sociological theory and critical analysis to key concepts in the study of society.
- Describe, analyze and apply sociological research to the study of human behavior.
- Apply principles of social justice to the study of human behavior and social change in society.
A.A.-T Major Requirements
|SOC 010||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC 011||Social Problems||3|
|MATH 063||Elementary Statistics||3|
|ETH 027||Introduction to Race & Ethnicity in American History||3|
|PSYCH 012||Social Psychology||3|
|Select one course:||3|
|Introduction to Administration of Justice|
|Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology|
|African American Culture|
|Vietnamese American Culture|
|Introduction to Cultural Geography|
|Introduction to Global Studies|
|Mass Media and Society|
|Sports in Society|
|Politics and Government In America|
Consult with a counselor to determine if course may also be applied towards CSU GE or IGETC pattern.
A.A.-T Degree Requirements
|CSU GE or IGETC||37 - 39|