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Sociology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Financial Aid Eligible
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:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking and the use of sociological theory in analyzing social reality.
  2. Develop an understanding of the sociological perspectives and apply the logic to the analysis of issues.
  3. Articulate the process of social change and diversity in the U.S. and in the international context.
  4. Distinguish between personal opinion and evidence gathered using the scientific process.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
  4. 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

Course Title Units
Required Course
SOC C100Introduction to Sociology3
List A
Select two of the following:7-8
Analysis of Social Problems
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
List B
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
Social Psychology
List C
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
Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Gerontology
Globalization and Social Change
Total Required for the Major19-22
CSU General Education or IGETC pattern37-39
Transfer electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units
Total for Degree60

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.

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Course Title Units
1st Semester
SOC C100Introduction to Sociology3
COUN C105Strategies for College Success3
ENGL C100Freshman Composition4
HUM C100Introduction to the Humanities3
ART C105Introduction to Art3
2nd Semester
MATH C160Introduction to Statistics4
SOC C185Analysis of Social Problems3
HIST C170United States History to 18763
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
CMST C101Fundamentals of Human Communication3
3rd Semester
SOC C110Introduction to Marriage and Family3
PSCI C180American Government3
GEOL C105General Geology3
GEOL C105LGeology Lab1
HSVC C100Introduction to Human Services3
4th Semester
PSYC C260Social Psychology3
SOC C120Introduction to Gerontology3
SOC C233Racial and Ethnic Relations in America3
HIST C121History of American Women3
MRSC C100Introduction to Marine Science3