ADT in Sociology

This Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree (AA-T) provides lower division preparation for students planning to transfer into sociology programs. Students will take courses in sociology as well as related fields required for sociology majors. Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University system, though not to a particular campus or major, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.

In addition to helping students meet general education and core requirements for transfer to an upper-level sociology program, these courses are designed to help students understand the structure, processes, and functions of society, the key theoretical approaches and insights that inform sociology, and the role of social theory and research methods in understanding society. Further the program seeks to foster critical and systemic thinking and increase self-knowledge and awareness of the diversity of the human condition.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following 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:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. 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. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Required courses:
SOC 201Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC 201H Introduction to Sociology - Honors
Select two (2) of the following courses:
Introductory Statistics4
Research Methods in Psychology4
Contemporary Social Problems3
Select two (2) of the following courses:
Sex and Gender in Cross Cultural Perspectives3
Sex and Gender in a Cross Cultural Perspective - Honors
Introduction to Social Psychology3
Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relations3
Minorities in America3
Introduction to Gender3
Select one (1) of the following courses or any one (1) course not selected above:
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Honors
Introduction to Physical Anthropology3
Composition and Critical Thinking3
Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
Philosophy/Logic3
Introduction to Psychology3
Total Units19-21

A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Sociology A.A.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Communicate knowledge of sociological theory and social research in order to better understand and explain the social world.
  2. Identify the structure of groups, organizations, and societies.
  3. Employ sociological concepts to examine society in everyday life.
  4. Be prepared for transfer.