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Sociology

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer is a 60 unit program which provides lower division education to students planning to transfer to a CSU and major in Sociology. Students completing the program will be able to analyze the major dimensions of the diversity of human social experiences using scientific discourse, identify and distinguish various major theoretical perspectives within sociology and how these differ from other social science disciplines, and evaluate social science research methodologies and apply empirical research to human behavior. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units 2. the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. 5. earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Required Core Courses (10 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
SOCI001Introduction to Sociology3 units
Select one:
SOCI002
SOCI002H

Social Problems
Honors Social Problems

3 units
3 units
SOCI012Introduction to Research Methods3 units
Select one:
MATH010
MATH010H

Elementary Statistics
Honors Elementary Statistics

4 units
4 units

List A: Any two of the following courses or any course not used above: 6 units (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
SOCI003Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective3 units
SOCI020Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3 units
SOCI028Sociology of Gender3 units
SOCI040Marriage and Family Sociology3 units

List B: Any one of the following courses or any course not used above: 3 units (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
SOCI045Sociology of Human Sexuality3 units

Total Major Units: 19 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

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

  • Specify and contrast the major theoretical perspectives within sociology.
  • Recognize major dimensions of the diversity of human social experiences.
  • Distinguish scientific from non-scientific discourse on human social behavior.
  • Distinguish the sociological perspective from the perspectives of other social sciences.
  • Contrast the merits and limitations of various social science research methodologies with emphasis on the role of sampling and surveys in sociological research.
  • Analyze the major dimensions of the diversity of human social experiences using scientific discourse.
  • Identify and distinguish various major theoretical perspectives within sociology and how these differ from other social science disciplines.
  • Evaluate social science research methodologies and apply empirical research to human behavior.
Last Updated 10/14/22