Sociology, Associate of Arts Degree Major
Sociology is the study of social life and focuses on the interaction between human groups and institutions and their influences on each other. Sociology ranges from the study of relationships in family units in the most primitive cultures to the research of large bureaucratic institutions in major industrialized nations. Sociology also studies more tangible measures of human behavior such as class or social status, social movements, and criminal deviance.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical thinking and the use of sociological theory in analyzing social reality.
- Develop an understanding of the sociological perspectives and apply the logic to the analysis of issues.
- Articulate the process of social change and diversity in the U.S. and in the international context.
- Distinguish between personal opinion and evidence gathered using the scientific process.
Associate Degree Requirements
Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
Program of Study
Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):
Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.
Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement
Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.
Requirements for the Major
|Students will complete all of the following:|
|SOC C100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|MATH C160||Introduction to Statistics||4|
|Select four of the following:||11.5-14|
|Introduction to Human Services|
|Helping Theories and Intervention Strategies|
|Introduction to Crisis Intervention|
|Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse|
|Human Relations in Business|
|Introduction to Marriage and Family|
|Introduction to Gerontology|
|Globalization and Social Change|
International Language Course (maximum 5 units)
|ARAB C180||Elementary Arabic 1||5|
|ARAB C185||Elementary Arabic 2||5|
|CHIN C180||Elementary Chinese 1||5|
|CHIN C185||Elementary Chinese 2||5|
|FREN C180||Elementary French 1||5|
|FREN C185||Elementary French 2||5|
|FREN C280||Intermediate French 1||4|
|FREN C285||Intermediate French 2||4|
|JAPN C180||Elementary Japanese 1||5|
|JAPN C185||Elementary Japanese 2||5|
|SIGN C180||American Sign Language 1||4|
|SIGN C185||American Sign Language 2||4|
|SPAN C180||Elementary Spanish 1||5|
|SPAN C180A||Elementary Spanish 1A||2.5|
|SPAN C180B||Elementary Spanish 1B||2.5|
|SPAN C185||Elementary Spanish 2||5|
|SPAN C280||Intermediate Spanish 1||4|
|SPAN C285||Intermediate Spanish 2||4|
|VIET C160||Vietnamese For Vietnamese Speakers||5|
|VIET C180||Elementary Vietnamese 1||5|
|VIET C185||Elementary Vietnamese 2||5|
|Subtotal for Major||18.5-21|
|Total Units for Major Preparation||18.5-21|
|Degree Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|