Sociology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

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The Sociology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T in Sociology) is designed to provide an opportunity for the Sociology major to achieve an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T in Sociology) which completes the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year public California institution. While at least a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for further academic study through upper-division course work. Students should consult a counselor, the Transfer Center and the catalog of the transfer college or university to plan a specific program of study to meet the college or university’s requirements. Note: Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree for Transfer at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at all transfer institutions offering a Baccalaureate Degree. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer", a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The AA-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is designated "high-unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Sociology is the study of social life, social systems, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociology is based on the idea that the understanding of the dynamic structure of social life will allow analysis of present situations against the backdrop of larger social realities and lead to effective responses to those situations. The AA-T in Sociology includes the study of sociological theories and knowledge, the scientific foundations of sociology, and the application of the sociological perspective to various, specific areas of social life. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an introduction and overview of the field. It offers an opportunity to examine the field in detail and to identify possible personal directions for further study. Sociology gives students a solid basis for many career paths and can be enhanced with multi-disciplinary study in related fields. To earn an AA-T in Sociology students must complete: (1) 19-20 semester units or 28.5-30 quarter units in the Sociology major with a minimum grade of "C"; . A P(Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better (2) California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC); (3) completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of CSU transferable coursework; and (4) have an overall GPA of 2.0.

Required Core: (10 units)
SOC 101 CIntroduction to Sociology3
or SOC 101HC Honors Introduction to Sociology
SOC 102 CSocial Problems3
SOC 161 CProbability & Stats-Social Sci4
or SOC 161HC Honors Prob & Stats-Soc Sci
or PSY 161 C Probability & Stats-Social Sci
or PSY 161HC Honors Prob Stats-Soc Sci
or MATH 120 C Intro Probability Statistics
List A: Select two courses from the list below (6-7 units)6-7
Sociology Research Methods3-4
Research Methods in Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology4
Marriage and Family3
Sociology of Women3
Introduction to Criminology3
Social Psychology3
American Ethnic Studies3
Honors American Ethnic Studies
List B: Select one course from the list below or any course from List A not already taken (3 units)3
Sociology of Aging3
Sociology of Religion3
Media, Culture, and Society3
Soc of Cont Race Ethnic Rel3
Introduction to Psychology3
Honors Intro to Psychology
Human Sexuality3
Cross-Cultural Psychology (formerly PSY 237 C)3
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography3
Total Units19-20

Program Student Learning Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Summarize the critical terminology, theoretical orientations, principles, and methods used in the field of Sociology.

OUTCOME 2: Employ a comparative approach to analyzing class, race, gender, age, culture, economic systems, religions, governments, health care, politics, education, and medicine.