Sociology AA-T

The sociology curriculum is designed to provide the opportunity to achieve an associate degree in the student’s area of specialization. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Sociology or similar major.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • apply and demonstrate sociological literacy underscoring the centrality of race, class, and gender in society including multicultural, cross-cultural, and cross-national content in sociological analysis.
  • apply and demonstrate higher order critical thinking skills using major concepts and theoretical perspectives in sociological analysis through written and oral communication.
  • apply and demonstrate an empirical base of sociology across several methodologies, posing sociological questions, developing theoretical explanations, and using primary and secondary data as supporting evidence.

Associate Degree for Transfer requirements (pursuant to SB 1440):

  • Complete a minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis
  • Complete IGETC or CSU General Education – Breadth requirements
  • Complete total of 60 CSU transferable semester units
  • Complete all required courses for the major or area of emphasis with a “C” or better
  • Obtain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0
Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
SOC-001 Introduction to Sociology
SOC-002 Critical Thinking and Social Problems
MATH-025 Introduction to Statistics
SOC-003 Marriage and Family
SOC-005 Cultural Diversity
Choose one course below: 3 units
SOC-006 Drugs and Society
SOC-007 Sociology of Mental Health
SOC-010 Sociological Practice
Total 19
IGETC/CSU-GE Breadth 37-39
Electives as needed 13-14
Total 60

This is a recommended sequence of courses for timely completion of this program. Entry in to transfer level English and math is required to follow this recommended sequence. Please see your counselor to formalize your personalized educational plan or for alternative planning.

  • ENG-001A
  • MATH-025
  • COM-001/0043
  • SOC-001
  • IS-001
  • 16
  • SOC-002
  • SOC-003
  • Area B14
  • Area C13
  • Elective 001-0493
  • 16
  • SOC-006/007/0103
  • HIST-017A/B3
  • BIO-010/0153
  • Area C23
  • Elective 001-0493
  • 15
  • SOC-005
  • Area C1/23
  • POLSCI-001
  • Elective 001-0494
  • 13