Sociology

 

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440) 

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01901)

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 broad understanding of human interaction, social processes, social structures, and tools of sociological investigation. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) degree satisfies the requirements of the STAR Act for Transfer to a CSU.

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.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Required Core
SOC 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
AND
Any 2 courses from the following:6-7
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
or
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
or
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
List A
Any 2 courses from the following:6
RACE AND ETHNICITY
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS
List B
Select 1 course from the following:3
MASCULINITY
RACE AND ETHNICITY
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS
Total Units18-19