Sociology AA-T

The Associate of Arts degree in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) provides students with the comprehensive knowledge of the scientific study of human social life. The degree provides students with an understanding of the major theoretical perspectives in sociology, knowledge about and the ability to use sociological concepts in the analysis of social phenomena, opportunities to develop critical thinking as well as written and oral communication skills utilizing a sociological perspective, an understanding of socio-cultural diversity within and among societies, and qualitative and quantitative research skills.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • apply and demonstrate sociological literacy underscoring the centrality of race, class, and gender in society including multicultural, cross-cultural, and cross-national content in sociological analysis.
  • apply and demonstrate higher order critical thinking skills using major concepts and theoretical perspectives in sociological analysis through written and oral communication.
  • apply and demonstrate an empirical base of sociology across several methodologies, posing sociological questions, developing theoretical explanations, and using primary and secondary data as supporting evidence.

Associate Degree for Transfer requirements (pursuant to SB 1440):

  • Complete a minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis
  • Complete IGETC or CSU General Education – Breadth requirements
  • Complete total of 60 CSU transferable semester units
  • Complete all required courses for the major or area of emphasis with a “C” or better
  • Obtain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0
Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
SOC-001 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC-002 Critical Thinking and Social Problems 3
SOC-003 Marriage and Family Relations 3
SOC-005 Cultural Sociology 3
SOC-010 Sociological Practice 3
MATH-025 Introduction to Statistics 4
Total 19
IGETC/CSU-GE Breadth 37-39
Electives as needed 13-14
Total 60

This is a recommended sequence of courses for timely completion of this program. Entry in to transfer level English and math is required to follow this recommended sequence. Please see your counselor to formalize your personalized educational plan or for alternative planning.

  • ENG-001A3
  • MATH-0254
  • COM-001/0043
  • SOC-0013
  • IS-0013
  • 16
  • SOC-0023
  • SOC-0033
  • Area B14
  • Area C13
  • Elective 001-0493
  • 16
  • SOC-0103
  • HIST-017A/B3
  • BIO-010/0153
  • Area C23
  • Elective 001-0493
  • 15
  • SOC-0053
  • Area C1/23
  • POLSCI-0013
  • Elective 001-0494
  • 13