Degrees - Sociology

Sociology - Associate in Arts Degree in Sociology For Transfer

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The Associate in Arts for Transfer Sociology major emphasizes a scientific approach to the study of human society, utilizing a variety of theories and research methods to understand the interaction between human groups and institutions and their influences on each other. Sociology ranges from the study of relationships in intimate social settings to the study of large bureaucratic institutions. Students taking this major will examine a variety of social institutions, including family, religion, and education, and will gain a better understanding of the roles played by social class, gender, and race in shaping social interactions. Successful students will develop their ability to think critically about social relationships, perform scientific social research, construct analytical arguments, and communicate their ideas effectively. Completion of this major will provide a solid foundation for people interested in a wide variety of careers, including law and law enforcement, social welfare, gerontology, urban planning, business, education, and public health.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the use of sociological theory in analyzing social reality.
  • Develop an understanding of the sociological perspectives and apply the logic to the analysis of issues.
  • Articulate the process of social change and diversity in the U.S. and in the international context.
  • Distinguish between personal opinion and evidence gathered using the scientific process.

Requirement for the Major:

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Course ID Name Units
SOC C100 Introduction to Sociology 3.0

List A

Select two courses from the following:

Course ID Name Units
SOC C185 Analysis of Social Problems 3.0
MATH C160 Introduction to Statistics 4.0
PSYC C280 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 4.0

List B

Select two courses from the following:

Any course from List A not used to fulfill List A requirements

Course ID Name Units
SOC C110 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3.0
PSYC C260 Social Psychology 3.0

List C

Select one course from the following:

Any course from List A or List B not used to fulfill List A or B requirements

Course ID Name Units
ANTH C100 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
GEOG C185 Cultural Geography 3.0
PSYC C100 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SOC C120 Introduction to Gerontology 3.0
SOC C130 Globalization and Social Change 3.0
Total Required for the Major 18.0-19.0
Total for Degree 60.0

CSU General Education or IGETC pattern: 37-39

Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units

Sociology - Associate of Arts Degree Major

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Sociology is the study of social life and focuses on the interaction between human groups and institutions and their influences on each other. Sociology ranges from the study of relationships in family units in the most primitive cultures to the research of large bureaucratic institutions in major industrialized nations. Sociology also studies more tangible measures of human behavior such as class or social status, social movements, and criminal deviance.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the use of sociological theory in analyzing social reality.
  • Develop an understanding of the sociological perspectives and apply the logic to the analysis of issues.
  • Articulate the process of social change and diversity in the U.S. and in the international context.
  • Distinguish between personal opinion and evidence gathered using the scientific process.

Requirements for the Major

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
SOC C100 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
MATH C160 Introduction to Statistic 4.0
Subtotal 7.0

Program Electives

Select four courses from the following:

Course ID Name Units
ANTH C100 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
HSVC C100 Introduction to Human Services 3.0
HSVC C101 Helping Theories and Intervention Strategies 3.0
HSVC C102 Introduction to Crisis Intervention 3.0
HSVC C104 Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse 3.0
MS C102 Human Relations in Business 3.0
SOC C110 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3.0
SOC C120 Introduction to Gerontology 3.0
SOC C130 Globalization and Social Change 3.0
International Language Course 2.5-5.0
Subtotal Electives 11.5-14.0
Subtotal for Major 18.5-21.0
Total for Degree 60.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

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