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The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) involves the scientific study of society, social institutions and social relationships. The course of study provides students the opportunity to acquire skills in research, information gathering, analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, and written and verbal communication.

Upon completion of the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T), students will have a strong academic foundation in the field and be prepared for upper-division baccalaureate study. Completion of the degree indicates that the student will have satisfied the lower division requirements for transfer into a Sociology program for many campuses in the California State University system.

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Sociology, Associate Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is designed to facilitate transfer admission to a CSU in a similar major. Students considering transfer to a UC, private, or out-of-state school should consult a counselor regarding the transfer requirements of that institution.

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate, through written and oral academic work, critical examination of the influence of social forces on groups and individuals as well as the impact of groups and individuals on society. Students will be able to identify, apply and critique the use of the scientific method as it relates to the study of society.

Area of Emphasis: (18 units)

Required Introduction Courses: (3 units)

SOCIOL 1,Introduction to Sociology(3)
SOCIOL 1s,Introduction to Sociology – Service Learning(3)

Required Core Courses: Select 2 courses from the following : (6 units)

MATH 54,Elementary Statistics(4)
SOCIOL 2,Social Problems(3)
SOCIOL 2s,Social Problems – Service Learning(3)
SOCIOL 4,Sociological Analysis(3)

List A Electives: Select 2 courses from the following : (6 units)

Any course not used above
PSYCH 13,Social Psychology(3)
SOCIOL 12,Sociology of the Family(3)
SOCIOL 33,Sociology of Sex and Gender(3)
SOCIOL 34,Racial and Ethnic Relations in American Society(3)

List B Electives: Select 1 course from the following: (3 units)

Any course not used above
Any course which satisfies CSU GE Area D
BUS 5,Business Law and the Legal Environment(3)
BUS 6,Advanced Business Law(3)
ENGL 2,Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition(3)
HIST 47,The Practice of History(3)
PHILOS 7,Logic and Critical Thinking( )
PHILOS 9,Symbolic Logic(3)
SOCIOL 30,African Americans in Contemporary Society(3)
SOCIOL 31,Latinas/os in Contemporary Society(3)
SOCIOL 32,Asian Americans in Contemporary Society(3)