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

  • Students will be able to apply sociological theories and concepts to identify, describe and analyze social phenomena.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum 18 semester or 27 quarter units in major or area of emphasis with a 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 CSU.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Required Core (6 Units)
SOC 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 110CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS3
AND
One course from the following:3-4
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
List A
Any 2 courses from the following:6
RACE AND ETHNICITY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS
List B
Select 1 course from the following:3
RACE AND ETHNICITY
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
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
CRITICAL ISSUES IN CHICANA/LATINA STUDIES
CRITICAL ISSUES IN CHICANA/LATINA STUDIES
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS
Total Units18-19