Law, Public Policy, and Society – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 1401.00

An AA-T in Law, Public Policy, and Society is intended as good preparation for students interested in law school upon completion of a bachelor’s degree. This interdisciplinary area emphasizes the development of logical, analytical and communication skills; introduces students to the legal field; and prepares students for further study in a variety of majors such as Philosophy, Economics, Political Science, Communication Studies, History, or Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students who opt to pursue this course of study are encouraged to engage in further exploration of one or more specific majors as they select electives for degree completion.

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary.  When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific institutions.

Requirements for the Major

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.  All courses must be numbered 1-99.  Students must complete a minimum of 18-19 units, as set forth in the two tables below.

The Associate in Arts for Transfer degree in Law, Public Policy, and Society will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional PCC graduation requirements)

Program Outcomes

  1. Analyze social science concepts and theories.
  2. Evaluate diverse viewpoints related to the human experience.
  3. Produce evidence-based arguments.
Required Core
AJ 010INTRODUCTION TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3
or AJ 012 CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW
or AJ 016 PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
or BUS 012A BUSINESS LAW
PHIL 003ETHICS3
SPCH 001FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH3
or SPCH 001H HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
or SPCH 006 ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
or SPCH 009 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
or SPCH 012 ARGUMENTATION AND CRITICAL THINKING
ENGL 001AREADING AND COMPOSITION4
or ENGL 001AH HONORS READING AND COMPOSITION
SPCH 012ARGUMENTATION AND CRITICAL THINKING3-4
or SPCH 002 PERSUASION
or ENGL 001C INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION-CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
or ENGL 001CH HONORS INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION-CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
or PHIL 030 LOGIC
STAT 015STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS4
or STAT 018 STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
or STAT 050 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
or STAT 050H HONORS ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
HIST 007AUNITED STATES HISTORY TO 18763
or HIST 007AH HONORS UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1876
or HIST 007B UNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 1876
or HIST 007BH HONORS UNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 1876
POLS 001INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
List A
Select a course from two of the areas below that have not already been used:6
Area 1: Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice/Criminology
INTRODUCTION TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW
LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE
PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
COMMUNITY RELATIONS
CRIME, DELINQUENCY AND SOCIETY
Area 2: Business
BUSINESS LAW
Area 3: Economics
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
HONORS PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
HONORS PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Area 4: Political Science
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
THE U.S. AND WORLD POLITICS
PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THEORY
Area 5: Public Policy
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL STUDIES
ISSUES IN GLOBAL STUDIES
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
HEALTH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
DRUGS, HEALTH, AND SOCIETY
Area 6: Diversity
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO GENDER
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Required Subtotal32-33
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern39-37
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer