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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The curriculum in the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, earning the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment in social services or promotion. 

The Sociology Associate in Arts for Transfer can prepare students for related careers in social services, community work, corrections, business, college settings, health services, publishing, journalism, public relations, government services, teaching, and research. Some careers require advanced degrees (teaching credential, police academy, and Master’s degree).

Graduation Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth)
    2. 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. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify the current goals of sociology.
  • Compare and contrast the three main sociological theories in sociology.
  • Apply social theories to analyze current or historical topics or events.
  • Differentiate social research and social research methods from other research models.
  • Evaluate current social research.
  • Describe the role that culture plays in affecting group as well as individual behaviors.
  • Differentiate between Sociology and the other social sciences.
  • Define and apply the sociological imagination/sociological perspective.
  • Identify and apply specific sociological terms and concepts.
  • Explain how various social locations such as class, race, gender, age and sexuality are vital to the study of sociology and apply them to specific sociological topics.
  • Identify specific social problems and their cause-effect patterns.
  • Critically evaluate the proposed ways to alleviate the major social problems facing society today.
  • Identify and analyze social change and the impact on society.
  • Examine and analyze institutional influences on individuals, groups, and society.
  • Identify and evaluate community support services and agencies.
Course ID Title Units
SOC 1  or     Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1H   Honors Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2  or Social Problems 3
SOC 2H   Honors Social Problems 3
MATH 10  * or Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 44  * Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
Select two of the following courses (6 units)
SOC 10   Introduction to Marriage and the Family 3
SOC 20   Ethnic Cultures of the United States 3
PSYC 30  *or Social Psychology 3
SOC 30  * Social Psychology 3
Select one of the following courses or any of the courses not selected above (3 units)
SOC 15   Socialization of the Child 3
SOC 21   Women in Contemporary Society 3
SOC 23   Food and Society 3
SOC 25   Social Stratification 3
SOC 125   Sociology of Aging 3
SOC 16   Death and Dying 3
SOC 180    Introduction to Aging 3
ANTH 2   Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 2H   Honors Cultural Anthropology 3
ENV 1   Introduction to Environmental Studies 3
GEOG 2  or Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 2H   Honors Cultural Geography 3
PSYC 2  * or Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSYC 2H  * Honors Research Methods in Psychology 3
GSS 10  or Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
GSS 10H    Honors Introduction to Women’s Studies 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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