Social Justice Studies Degree

Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer in Social Justice Studies

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses (9 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 20 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units

Select one course from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
WGQS 1 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4 units
WGQS 3 Introduction to Gender Studies 3 units
SOCI 28 Sociology of Gender 3 units

Any Required Core Course above not already used OR one of the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 7 The Art of Asia 3 units
ARTS 1J Survey of Non-Western Art: Africa Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas 3 units
WGQS 1 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4 units
ENGL 12 African-American Literature 3 units
ENGL 18 Asian American Literature 3 units
HIST 5B World History From 1500 units
HUMN 1B Human Values in and from the Arts 3 units
PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
FRNC 1A Beginning French 5 units
JPNS 1A Beginning Japanese 5 units
RUSS 1A Beginning Russian 5 units
SPAN 1A Beginning Spanish 5 units

List A: Select three course from at least two of the following areas (9 units)

Area 1: History or Government

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 12 African American History 3 units
HIST 14 History of the Native North American 3 units
HIST 16 Mexican-American History 3 units

Area 2: Arts and Humanities

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 7 The Art of Asia 3 units
ARTS 10 American Art: A Multicultural Approach 3 units
ARTS 13 African-American Art History 3 units
ARTS 14 Women in Art History 3 units
WGQS 2 Women in The Arts: Multicultural Perspectives 3 units
WGQS 3 Introduction to Gender Studies 3 units
WGQS 4A Women in World Cultures from Prehistory to 1500 CE 3 units

Area 3: Social Science

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 3/H Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or Honors 3 units
GEOG 2 Introduction to Cultural Geography 3 units
SOCI 28 Sociology of Gender 3 units
POLI 3 Introduction to Political Science 3 units
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units

Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 10/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units
PSYC 002/H Experimental Psychophysiology or Honors 4 units

Area 5: Additional Options

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 7 Art of Asia 3 units
ARTS 1J Survey of Non-Western Art: Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas 3 units
WGQS 1 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4 units
ENGL 12 African-American Literature 3 units
ENGL 18 Asian American Literature 3 units
HIST 5B World History From 1500 3 units
HUMN 1B Human Values in and from the Arts 3 units
PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
FRNC 1A Beginning French 5 units
JPNS 1A Beginning Japanese 5 units
RUSS 1A Beginning Russian 5 units
SPAN 1A Beginning Spanish 5 units

Major Requirements: 18 – 26 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 – 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Last Updated 1/29/20