Social Justice Studies Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Division: Social Sciences


The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer in Social Justice Studies 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. 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 18-19 units.

Required Courses (9 Units):9
Contemporary Social Justice Movements3
Honors Contemporary Social Justice
Sociology of Gender3
Honors Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
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
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 Methods4
Area 4: Major Preparation
American Ethnic Studies4
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 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.