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Sociology (SOC) Degree

Sociology Degree

The following Sociology Degree is offered:

AS-T - Sociology

Required Program (Units)
SOC 300    Introductory Sociology (3)
SOC 301    Social Problems (3)
PSYC 330    Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
    or STAT 300    Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4) (3-4)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: (9)
Choose two courses from list A and one additional course from either list.
List A
SOC 310    Marriage and the Family (3)
SOC 321    Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States (3)
PSYC 320    Social Psychology (3)
List B
ANTH 310    Cultural Anthropology (3)
GEOG 310    Human Geography: Exploring Earth's Cultural Landscapes (3)
HIST 344    Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective (3)
PSYC 300    General Principles (3)
PSYC 335    Research Methods in Psychology (3)
SOC 379    Making Social Change (3)

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Sociology at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion 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:
    A. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    B. 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.
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in sociology.

  • Integrate sociological principles and concepts in analyses of social life, social structures, and socio-economic, political, and cultural institutions.
  • Critically evaluate data, draw reasonable conclusions, and apply these conclusions to personal, community, and societal-level problems.
  • Evaluate the role of theory and social research methods in sociology.
  • Assess the history and significance of social change and activism.
  • Analyze, interpret, and critically consider sociological and interdisciplinary perspectives relating to social inequalities such as racism, economic inequality, gender inequality, homophobia, and other areas of social identity.

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