Social Justice Studies Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Division: Social Sciences

PROGRAM CODE: 2A37628

The Social Justice Studies Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Gender Studies; Sociology - Concentration Race, Class and Gender; Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Women's Studies. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer in Social Justice Studies will be granted priority for admission as a Social Justice Studies major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18-19 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of C or better in all major coursework. 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. There are no additional graduation requirements.

This degree allows students to gain knowledge and experience to work with culturally diverse populations, and understand how social justice issues affect various communities. An associate's degree is intended to lead to transfer to colleges and universities which offer bachelor's degrees in Social Justice Studies. Students earning this degree may transfer and pursue bachelor's degrees and careers in social service, social policy analysis, mediation and intervention, and social justice advocacy. The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer in Social Justice Studies requires a total of 18-20 units.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 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.
Required Courses (9 Units):9
LIST A:
Contemporary Social Justice Movements3
Honors Contemporary Social Justice
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
Sociology of Gender3
Honors Sociology of Gender
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Honors Introduction to Women's Studies
Required Courses (Select 3 Courses or 9-11 Units from at least two of the following areas)9-11
LIST B:
Area 1: History or Government
Women in United States History3
Contemporary American Politics3
Area 2: Social Science
Human Sexuality3
Sociology of Women3
Honors Sociology of Women
Area 3: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science4
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Research Methods in Psychology4
Honors Research Methods in Psychology
Introduction to Probability and Statistics4
Introduction to Research Methods3
Area 4: Major Preparation
American Ethnic Studies3
Introduction to African-American Studies3
Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F)3
Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F)3
Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues3
Introduction to Asian Pacific Islander American Studies3
Total Units18-20

Outcome 1: Analyze the effectiveness of social justice movements in their attempts to challenge racism, sexism, classism, homophobia and other institutional forms of oppression.

Outcome 2: Identify diverse presentations and experiences of gender in society, with special attention to the intersection between gender, race, class and sexuality.

Outcome 3: Identify diverse presentations and experiences of race and ethnicity in society, with special attention to the intersection between race, gender, class and sexuality.

Outcome 4: Consider various perspectives relative to the role of women in diverse social and cultural settings.