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Sociology for Transfer


This curriculum provides a systematic study of human behavior in social groups. The primary focus is on the importance of social groups within the larger society, sociology seeks to explain the broad range of human behavior as it is influenced by the social context. It focuses on how people coordinate their activities to achieve both individual and collective goals. Courses examine the theories, techniques, and principles basic to the study of human behavior within social groups. This curriculum provides a solid foundation upon which to build the sociology major at a fouryear school. The degree guarantees transfer to a CSU as a junior.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Sociology degree for Transfer (AA-T), students must complete all course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis; and must complete the General Education Breadth pattern for CSU’s with an overall GPA of 2.0. There are no local graduation requirements associated with this degree.

Additionally, students shall be deemed eligible for transfer into a California State University baccalaureate program when the student meets both the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0

Program Learning Outcomes

After completing the Sociology for Transfer major, a student will be able to:

  1. Accessing, reviewing, and analyzing current sociological literature.
  2. Diversity of research methodologies.
  3. Diversity of social life, inequality, social conflict, and relations of power.
  4. Integrating life goals and professional and career interests with a sociological perspective.
  5. Theoretical perspectives that inform sociological analysis.
  6. Major substantive areas of sociological analysis.