Social Justice Studies: General - Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 2201.30

Social Justice Studies is an expanding interdisciplinary field encompassing the study of race relations, feminist studies, LGBTQIA+ studies, and the like. The field explores and analyzes history, culture, and contemporary issues through the intersecting perspectives of race/ethnicity, gender, and economic inequality. Social Justice Studies explores how societies can better define and achieve equity, fairness, and justice.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis.

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. In written or oral work, analyze the impact of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and economic inequality in historical periods.
  2. Critique varied theoretical frameworks in debates on race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and economic inequality.
  3. Assess the importance of major eras, political figures, legislative acts, social trends, and economic policy on racial/ethnic, gender, economic, and other minority groups.
  4. Compare and contrast the experiences of marginalized groups with that of dominant groups, including concerns of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender identity.
  5. Critique ongoing social debates on race relations, gender relations, and the like.
Required Core
SOC 014INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES3
SOC 030INTRODUCTION TO GENDER3
Select one of the following:3
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
MEXICAN AND CHICANO LITERATURE
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
WOMEN IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 1865
THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
HISTORY OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS
HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES
PSYCHOLOGY OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN
CHICANO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
SOCIOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN
List A
Select three courses from at least two of the following areas not already used:9-11
Area 1: History or Government
WOMEN IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 1865
THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
HISTORY OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS
HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ECONOMY
Area 2: Arts and Humanities
HISTORY OF MEXICAN AND CHICANO ART
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE
QUEER STUDIES IN LITERATURE
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
MEXICAN AND CHICANO LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES
HUMANITIES, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
HUMANITIES AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS
AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC
Area 3: Social Science
AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES
MEXICAN AND CHICANO CULTURE
PSYCHOLOGY OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN
STUDIES IN CHICANO BEHAVIOR
PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN
CHICANO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
SOCIOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN
Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
Select one of the following:
STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
HONORS ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Area 5: Major Preparation
Any of the above listed courses not already used.
Required Subtotal18-20
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer