Sociology is the scientific study of society, social institutions and social relationships. A key contribution of the discipline is that social factors matter. Our lives are not only shaped by personal psychology, but also by our place in the social world. Sociology examines how social structures, such as the workplace, political, economic, educational, and religious institutions affect individuals and how individuals influence these structures. Sociologists also explore how people’s socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexualities, and marital status affect their attitudes, behavior, and chances in life. Sociologists organize their knowledge in theories which they both create and test through social research. Often such research is aimed at understanding important social issues and problems. Sociologists study the patterns of behavior that characterize human interaction. They seek to discover the main forces that unite and separate social groups and to determine the conditions that transform social life.
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.
- 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 local graduation requirements.)
- Articulate the role of sociological theories in multiple social contexts.
- Identify and explain major sociological and theoretical perspectives.
- Critically analyze important social issues and problems.
- Identify patterns of behavior that characterize human interaction.
Associate in Arts Degree in Sociology for Transfer
|SOC 001||INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY||3|
|or SOC 001H||HONORS INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY|
|SOC 002||CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS||3|
|STAT 018||STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES||4|
|or STAT 050||ELEMENTARY STATISTICS|
|or STAT 050H||HONORS ELEMENTARY STATISTICS|
|LIST A: Select two courses||6-7|
|INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES|
or PSYC 005
|RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY|
|INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES|
or SOC 014H
|HONORS INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES|
|CRIME, DELINQUENCY AND SOCIETY|
|MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY|
|INTRODUCTION TO GENDER|
|Select one from below (or any course not already used above)||3|
|SOCIOLOGY OF AGING|
|AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIOLOGY|
or ETH 063
|SOCIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN|
|ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN SOCIOLOGY|
or ETH 073
|SOCIOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN|
or ETH 083
|CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern.||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)|