Sociology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
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Banner Code: 3_AAT_SOC
Control Number: 30879
The Associate in Arts for Transfer Sociology major emphasizes a scientific approach to the study of human society, utilizing a variety of theories and research methods to understand the interaction between human groups and institutions and their influences on each other. Sociology ranges from the study of relationships in intimate social settings to the study of large bureaucratic institutions. Students taking this major will examine a variety of social institutions, including family, religion, and education, and will gain a better understanding of the roles played by social class, gender, and race in shaping social interactions. Successful students will develop their ability to think critically about social relationships, perform scientific social research, construct analytical arguments, and communicate their ideas effectively. Completion of this major will provide a solid foundation for people interested in a wide variety of careers, including law and law enforcement, social welfare, gerontology, urban planning, business, education, and public health.
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 for Transfer Requirements
- Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
- Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
- Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).
Requirements for the Major
|SOC C100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Select two of the following:||7-8|
|Analysis of Social Problems|
|Introduction to Statistics|
|Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology|
|Select two of the following or any course from List A not used to fulfill List A requirements:||6-7|
|Introduction to Marriage and Family|
|Select one of the following or any course from List A or List B not used to fulfill List A or B requirements:||3-4|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to Gerontology|
|Globalization and Social Change|
|Total Required for the Major||19-22|
|CSU General Education or IGETC pattern||37-39|
|Transfer electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units|
|Total for Degree||60|
Sociology ADT Program Map
This program map is a recommended example of all major (program) requirements as well as general education requirements for two-year completion or transfer. This path may be altered to fit your individual academic needs. These two-year program maps were created by program faculty and counselors and demonstrate a recommended path to completion. Students are advised to meet with a Coastline Counselor for individualized program planning.
Your Path to Success
Follow this path to earn your ADT in Sociology in 2 years.
Don’t forget to consult a counselor for an education plan!
See a graphic of the Sociology Associate Degree for Transfer roadmap.
|SOC C100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|COUN C105||Strategies for College Success||3|
|ENGL C100||Freshman Composition||4|
|HUM C100||Introduction to the Humanities||3|
|ART C105||Introduction to Art||3|
|MATH C160||Introduction to Statistics||4|
|SOC C185||Analysis of Social Problems||3|
|HIST C170||United States History to 1876||3|
|ENGL C102||Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing||3|
|CMST C101||Fundamentals of Human Communication||3|
|SOC C110||Introduction to Marriage and Family||3|
|PSCI C180||American Government||3|
|GEOL C105||General Geology||3|
|GEOL C105L||Geology Lab||1|
|HSVC C100||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|PSYC C260||Social Psychology||3|
|SOC C120||Introduction to Gerontology||3|
|SOC C233||Racial and Ethnic Relations in America||3|
|HIST C121||History of American Women||3|
|MRSC C100||Introduction to Marine Science||3|