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Social Justice Studies

Required Core Courses (9 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 020 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units

Select one course from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
WGQS 001 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4 units
WGQS 003 Introduction to Gender Studies 3 units
SOCI 028 Sociology of Gender 3 units

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

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 007 The Art of Asia 3 units
ARTS 001J Survey of Non-Western Art: Africa Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas 3 units
WGQS 001 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4 units
ENGL 012 African-American Literature 3 units
ENGL 018 Asian American Literature 3 units
HIST 005B World History From 1500 units
HUMN 001B Human Values in and from the Arts 3 units
PHIL 001 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
PSYC 001 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 001 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
FRNC 001A Beginning French 5 units
JPNS 001A Beginning Japanese 5 units
RUSS 001A Beginning Russian 5 units
SPAN 001A 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 012 African American History 3 units
HIST 014 History of the Native North American 3 units
HIST 016 Mexican-American History 3 units

Area 2: Arts and Humanities

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 007 The Art of Asia 3 units
ARTS 010 American Art: A Multicultural Approach 3 units
ARTS 013 African-American Art History 3 units
ARTS 014 Women in Art History 3 units
WGQS 002 Women in The Arts: Multicultural Perspectives 3 units
WGQS 003 Introduction to Gender Studies 3 units
WGQS 004A Women in World Cultures from Prehistory to 1500 CE 3 units

Area 3: Social Science

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 003/H Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or Honors 3 units
GEOG 002 Introduction to Cultural Geography 3 units
SOCI 028 Sociology of Gender 3 units
POLI 003 Introduction to Political Science 3 units
ECON 001A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 001B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units

Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 010/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units
PSYC 002/H Experimental Psychophysiology or Honors 4 units

Area 5: Major Preparation 

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 007 Art of Asia 3 units
ARTS 001J Survey of Non-Western Art: Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas 3 units
WGQS 001 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4 units
ENGL 012 African-American Literature 3 units
ENGL 018 Asian American Literature 3 units
HIST 005B World History From 1500 3 units
HUMN 001B Human Values in and from the Arts 3 units
PHIL 001 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
PSYC 001 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 001 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
FRNC 001A Beginning French 5 units
JPNS 001A Beginning Japanese 5 units
RUSS 001A Beginning Russian 5 units
SPAN 001A Beginning Spanish 5 units

Major Requirements: 18 – 26 units

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

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting adegreewithaguarantee.com

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 9/18/20