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:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (for admissions to CSU, it is necessary that the students meet the "Oral Communications" requirement when using IGETC for AA-T or AS-T).
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- 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|
|Contemporary Social Justice Movements||3|
or ETHS 235HF
|Honors Contemporary Social Justice|
|Sociology of Race and Ethnicity||3|
|Sociology of Gender||3|
or SOC 230HF
|Honors Sociology of Gender|
|Introduction to LGBTQ Studies||3|
|Introduction to Women's Studies||3|
or WMNS 100HF
|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|
|Area 1: History or Government|
|Women in United States History||3|
|Contemporary American Politics||3|
|Area 2: Social Science|
|Sociology of Women||3|
or SOC 225HF
|Honors Sociology of Women|
|Area 3: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods|
|Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science||4|
or PSY 161HF
|Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science|
|Research Methods in Psychology||4|
or PSY 202HF
|Honors Research Methods in Psychology|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics||4|
|Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|Area 4: Major Preparation|
|American Ethnic Studies||3|
|Introduction to African-American Studies||3|
|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 Issues||3|
|Introduction to Asian Pacific Islander American Studies||3|
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.