West Valley College
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Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T Degree)

Core Required Courses:

SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units


List A Required:

SOC 2 Social Problems 3 units
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 3 units

List B - Any 2 of the following courses:

SOC 3 Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective 3 units
SOC 20 American Race Relations 3 units
SOC 40 Marriage and Family 3 units


List C - Any 1 of the following courses:

SOC 45 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units
  Any course not used above  


General Education

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum  
OR  
CSU General Education = Breadth Requirements  
Total GE units 34-39 units
 Additional CSU Transferable Semester Units 3-8 units
 Grand Total Units 60 units 

 

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer is a 60-unit program which provides lower division education to students planning to transfer to a four year institution and major in Sociology. Students completing the program will be able to recognize major dimensions of the diversity of human social experiences, distinguish scientific from non-scientific discourse on human social behavior, distinguish the sociological perspective from other perspectives within the social sciences, and contrast the merits and limitations of various social science research methodologies with emphasis on the role of sampling and surveys in sociological research.

Students must complete 60 units including 18 units in the major, 34-39 units of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum or California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements, and additional CSU transferable units to total 60 units.

Students must obtain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and earn a C or better in all courses required for the major. Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements, or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Associates of Arts degree in Sociology (A.A. degree only)

Core Required Courses:

SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units


List A - Complete at least 3 of the following courses:

SOC 2 Social Problems 3 units
SOC 3 Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective 3 units
SOC 20 American Race Relations 3 units
SOC 40 Marriage and Family 3 units
SOC 45 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units
ANTHR 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
  Electives from recommended list 6 units

List B - Up to 6 units from the following list may be applied to the major:

ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
GEOG 2 Cultural Geography 3 units
HIST 17A United States History 3 units
PSYCH 1 General Psychology 3 units
  Additional units to meet graduation requirements  


To be awarded a Sociology A.A. degree, a student must complete:

  • All the major requirements
  • Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements
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