Law, Public Policy and Society Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Division: Social Sciences
PROGRAM CODE: 2A38430
The Law, Public Policy, and Society Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the Law, Public Policy, and Society AA-T or ADT, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Law, Public Policy, and Society. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Law, Public Policy, and Society AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as a Law, Public Policy, and Society major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. The Law, Public Policy and Society ADT focuses on the development of communication skills, introduces students to the legal field, and prepares students for transfer to a CSU. In the program, students will learn to analyze social science and theories, evaluate diverse viewpoints related to the human experience, and produce evidence-based arguments. Students who choose to pursue an ADT In Law, Public Policy and Society will be prepared to go into a variety of majors such as Political Science, Communication Studies, Economics, Philosophy, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. This degree requires a total of 32-36 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.
Course List Code Title Units Required Core Courses (26-29 units): AJ 100 F Introduction to Criminal Justice (formerly Introduction to Law Enforcement) 3 or AJ 110AF Criminal Law or AJ 220 F Criminal Procedure or BUS 240 F Legal Environment of Business or BUS 240HF Honors Legal Environment of Business or BUS 245 F Business Law I (formerly BUS 241AF) PHIL 160 F Introduction to Ethics 3 COMM 100 F Public Speaking 4 or COMM 135 F Essentials of Argumentation or COMM 124 F Small Group Communication ENGL 100 F College Writing 4-5 or ENGL 100HF Honors College Writing or ENGL 101 F Enhanced College Writing ENGL 103 F Critical Reasoning and Writing 3-4 or ENGL 103HF Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing or PHIL 170 F Logic and Critical Thinking MATH 120 F Introductory Probability and Statistics 4 or MATH 120HF Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics or PSY 161 F Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science or PSY 161HF Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science or SOSC 120 F Introduction to Probability and Statistics HIST 170 F History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States I) 3 or HIST 170HF Honors History of the United States to 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States I) or HIST 171 F History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly History of the United States II) or HIST 171HF Honors History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States II) POSC 100 F American Government 3 or POSC 100HF Honors American Government Select at least two courses from two of the areas listed below - NOTE: courses must not have been selected from Required Core Courses (6-7 units): 6-7 Area 1: Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice/Criminology Introduction to Criminal Justice (formerly Introduction to Law Enforcement) 3or AJ 110AF Criminal Lawor AJ 140 F Juvenile Proceduresor AJ 220 F Criminal Procedureor AJ 222 F Rules of Evidenceor SOC 292 F Introduction to Criminology Area 2: Business Legal Environment of Business 3 Honors Legal Environment of Business 3 Business Law I (formerly BUS 241AF) 3 Area 3: Economics Principles of Economics-Micro 3 Honors Principles of Economics-Micro 3 Principles of Economics-Macro 3 Honors Principles of Economics-Macro 3 Area 4: Political Science Introduction to Political Theory 3 Introduction to the Study of Politics 3 Comparative Politics 3 Introduction to International Relations 3 Area 5: Public Policy Global Geography 3or GEOG 100HF Honors Global Geographyor JOUR 140 F Public Relations and Publicityor ETHS 235 F Contemporary Social Justice Movementsor ETHS 235HF Honors Contemporary Social Justiceor SOC 102 F Social Problemsor SOC 285 F Drugs and Society Introduction to Public Administration 3 Area 6: Diversity Cultural Anthropology 3or ANTH 102HF Honors Cultural Anthropologyor COMM 120 F Intercultural Communicationor GEOG 160 F Cultural Geographyor SOC 230 F Sociology of Genderor SOC 230HF Honors Sociology of Genderor SOC 290 F Sociology of Race and Ethnicity American Ethnic Studies 4 Introduction to African-American Studies 3 African-American History I 3 African-American History II 3 Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F) 3 Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F) 3 Chicana/o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F) 3 Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F) 3or ETHS 153HF Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues History of the Native Americans 3 Introduction to Asian Pacific Islander American Studies 3 Asian Pacific Islander American History 3 Cross Cultural Psychology 3 Area 7: College Success Career and College Success (formerly Career/Life Planning) 3 Personal Growth and Life Success 3 Area 8: Internship/Fieldwork Public Policy Internship 1 Total Units 33-36
- to a C or better.
Outcome 1: Assess correlates of crime, including demographic correlates of crime and crime victimization, such as gender, age, race/ethnicity, social status, social ecology, family, schools, peers, religion and work.
Outcome 2: Explain the basic ethical structures of act based, intention based and outcome based constructs.
Outcome 3: Compose an argument and provide ideas and information suitable to the topic, purpose, and audience.
Outcome 4: Explain the internal and external processes of: a) government, (e.g, separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism) b) interest groups, (e.g., the behavioral school, the Madisonian dilemma) c) public policy (e.g., bureaucratic theory, division of labor).