Sociology

Sociology


Sociology is the study of social life, social systems, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of Sociology ranges from organized crime to religious cults; and from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture.

The field offers a wide range of relevant research and knowledge that can be applied to virtually any aspect of social life: work and sports, how people communicate, welfare and education reform, or problems of peace and war. Sociology is based on the idea that the understanding of the dynamic structure of social life will allow us to analyze present situations against the backdrop of larger realities and lead to effective responses to those situations.

To earn an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) students must complete:

  1. a minimum of 19–20 semester units or 28.5–30 quarter units of
    major course requirements with a minimum grade of “C”
  2. California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  3. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable course work
  4. have an overall GPA of 2.0.

Required Core:
(10–11 Units)

SOC 101 C Introduction to Sociology     3 Units
 or
SOC 101HC Honors Intro to Sociology           (3) Units
and Any two courses from the following:
SOC 102 C Social Problems       3 Units
SOC 161 C Probability and Statistics: Social Sciences  4 Units
or
SOC 161HC Honors Probability and Statistics: Social Sciences (4) Units
or
PSY 161 C Probability and Statistics: Social Sciences (4) Units
or
PSY 161HC Honors Probability and Statistics: Social Sciences (4) Units
PSY 202 C Research Methods in Psychology 4 Units

List A:
Select two courses from the list below, or any course from
REQUIRED CORE not already taken.

SOC 275 C Marriage and Family 3 Units
SOC 225 C Sociology of Women 3 Units
SOC 292 C Introduction to Criminology 3 Units
or
HUSR 292 C Introduction to Criminology (3) Units
PSY 251 C Social Psychology 3 Units
ETHS 101 C American Ethnic Studies 3
or
ETHS 101HC Honors American Ethnic Studies (3)

List B:
Select one course from the list below, or any course from
REQUIRED CORE or List A not already taken.

SOC 277 C Sociology of Religion 3 Units
PSY 120 C Human Sexuality 3 Units
PSY 131 C Cross-Cultural Psychology 3 Units
SOC 250 C Sociology of Aging 3 Units
or
HUSR 250 C Sociology of Aging (3) Units
PSY 101 C Introduction to Psychology 3 Units
or
PSY 101HC Honors Intro to Psychology (3) Units
ANTH 102 C Cultural Anthropology 3 Units
or
ANTH 102HC Honors Cultural Anthropology (3) Units
GEOG 160 C Cultural Geography 3 Units
Total Units 19–20

Division Dean — Nina DeMarkey

Faculty
Larry Curiel
James Dedic
Regina Rhymes - Department Chair