Sociology, AA-T

Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Degree A0419

Sociology introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human relations and social structures which emphasizes the interaction between personality, culture and society. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree requires students to use sociological theories and research to evaluate the basic dimensions of social inequality and social change, and assess how social forces shape, guide and influence individual and group behavior. Students will acquire the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in sociology and a variety of specializations in the field. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree is designed to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU major in Sociology.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of 18 units more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

Core Courses
SOC 1Sociology3
or SOC 1H Sociology - Honors
Select two courses6
Contemporary Social Problems
Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics - Honors
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
List A
Select two courses from the following or any course not already selected from core courses:6
Marriage and the Family
Marriage and the Family - Honors
Sociology of Ethnic Relations
Sociology of Ethnic Relations - Honors
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Criminology - Honors
List B
Select one course from the following or any course not already selected from list A3-4
Introduction to Gerontology
Sociology of Religion
Child Development
Asian American Communities
Critical Thinking and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Human Geography
Human Geography - Honors
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Logic - Honors
Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - Honors
Total Units for Major18-20
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60
1

Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC. 

Program Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze cultural and gender diversity in humans.
  • Explain the development of the person within society.
  • Explain how biology relates to behavior or society.
  • Discuss historical and political implications on society.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
Print Options