Sociology

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01900)

Sociology is the study of human behavior, social interactions and social groups. It combines scientific methods with theoretical perspectives, integrating the findings of anthropology, history, political science and psychology. A degree in sociology is designed to provide students with a board understanding of human relations, social processes, social structures, and tools of sociological investigation.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will be able to define and apply major sociological concepts, theories and research methodologies to analyze a variety of social and/or cultural issues.
Program Requirements
SOC 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 110CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS3
SOC/PSYC 270STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3-4
or MATH 119 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Electives
Select 9 units of the following:9
MASCULINITY
RACE AND ETHNICITY
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Total Units18-19
*

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.