Social Justice Studies (AA-T Degree A0669)

The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the core knowledge and skills needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Social Justice or a related field. In this program, students will be introduced to the basic principles of social justice, social equity, and social change, and they will be challenged to explore and identify how deficits within the social structure — rather than deficits within marginalized individuals — are the primary cause of the inequitable distribution of and access to wealth and health, education and occupations, power and privilege.
The Associates in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer can be earn as follows:
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:
A. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.

B. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the Mt. San Antonio College District.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on Pass/No Pass basis. Students earning an associate degree for transfer in Social Justice Studies will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
SOC 40Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles3
or SOC 40H Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles - Honors
or SOC 130 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
SOC 110Introduction to Social Justice3
or SOC 20 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
or SOC 20H Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors
Choose one course from the following or any course not already selected from the core courses3-4
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors
The Native American
History of the African American 1619-1877
History of the African American
History of Africa
African American Literature
Contemporary Mexican American Literature
Critical Thinking
Latino Politics in the United States
African American/Black Politics
Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving
The Psychology of Women
Asian American Communities
Elementary Spanish
Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Continuing Elementary Spanish
Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Intermediate Spanish
Continuing Intermediate Spanish
List A: Select three courses from at least two of the following areas. Only one course from Area 4 may be used for List A9-11
Area 1: History or Government
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
History of Premodern Asia
History of Premodern Asia - Honors
History of Modern Asia
History of Modern Asia - Honors
History of Mexico
Women in American History
History of the Mexican American
History of Native Americans
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Area 2: Arts and Humanities
History of Asian Art and Architecture
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
Multicultural American Literature
World Literature from 1650
Introduction to Cinema
World Music
Cultural and Ethnic Foods
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
Major World Religions
Major World Religions - Honors
American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 1 - Honors
Introduction to Theater Arts
History of Theater Arts
Area 3: Social Science
Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology - Honors
Dress, Culture, and Identity
Race, Culture, Gender, and Mass Media Images
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - Honors
Introduction to Child Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology - Honors
Contemporary Social Problems
Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Criminology - Honors
Marriage and the Family
Marriage and the Family - Honors
Child Development
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication - Honors
Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics - Honors
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - Honors
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences
Area 5: Major Preparation
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors
The Native American
History of the African American 1619-1877
History of the African American
History of Africa
African American Literature
Contemporary Mexican American Literature
Critical Thinking
Latino Politics in the United States
African American/Black Politics
Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving
The Psychology of Women
Asian American Communities
Elementary Spanish
Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Continuing Elementary Spanish
Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Intermediate Spanish
Continuing Intermediate Spanish
Total Units for Major32-34
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
SOC 110 or SOC 20/20H core course 3 units 3  
SOC 40/H OR SOC 130 core course 3 units 3  
 Units4
Spring Term 1
CSU SCNC1 CSU GE B1 Physical Sc Crse 3 3-5
CSU CRTTH CSU Area A-3 Crit Thnkg Course 3 3-4
AHIS 11, HIST 30/31/35, PHIL 8, SPAN 1/2/3/4/1S/2S 2  
LIT 20/POL 25 or SOC 36 core course 3 units 3  
 Units6-9
Summer Term 1
CSU ETHS CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3 3
CSU LAB CSU GE B3 Phy/Life Sc Lab Crse 1 1-2
CSU SCNC LAB 1 unit 1  
 Units4-5
Fall Term 2
CSU SCNC2 CSU GE B2 Life Sc Crse 4 3-5
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3 1-5
 Units4-10
Winter Term 2
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3 1-5
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3 1-5
 Units2-10
Spring Term 2
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3 1-5
 Units1-5
 Total Units21-43
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