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SOCIOLOGY - DEGREES & CERTIFICATES


Major Code 2208.00

The Sociology curriculum meets common lower-division requirements while emphasizing the cultural background and analytic skills required of Sociology majors in four-year institutions. A background in Sociology is useful in almost any career in government, law, business, or non-profit organizations. Advanced degrees in Sociology prepare one to do research or analysis of data for government agencies from the Census Bureau to the Center for Disease Control, from city planning agencies to local police forces. Sociologists are employed by large businesses, advertisers, management consultants, and life insurance companies. They work in “think tanks,” do individual and family counseling, work in education at the secondary grade level, and in colleges and universities as well.

Students who wish to obtain an associate degree in Sociology may do so by completing the course requirements listed below plus all other WLAC requirements for an associate degree.

Transfer students should consult the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice. Transfer students who want to also obtain an Associate Degree may do so by completing all WLAC general education requirements plus at least 18 units in the major as required by the transfer institution (a total of 60 units for an Associate Degree).

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (27 UNITS, PLAN A)

  • REQUIRED COURSES
    • SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 3
    • SOC 2 American Social Problems 3
    • SOC 11 Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S 3
  • AND AT LEAST 3 UNITS FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING 5 GROUPS:
  • GROUP 1
    • PSYCH 2 General Psychology II 3
    • ANTHRO 101 Human Biological Evolution 3
  • GROUP 2
    • ECON 1 Principles of Economics I 3
    • ECON 2 Principles of Economics II 3
    • POL SCI 1 The Government of the United States 3
  • GROUP 3
    • HISTORY 12 Political and Social History of the United States II 3
    • HISTORY 41 The African-American in the 3
    • History of the United States I
    • HISTORY 42 The African-American in the 3
    • History of the United States II
    • HISTORY 44 The Mexican-American in the 3
    • History of the United States II
  • GROUP 4
    • PHILOS 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3
    • PHILOS 20 Ethics 3
  • GROUP 5
    • PSYCH 1 General Psychology I 3
    • PSYCH 16 Intimacy, Marriage, and Family Relationships 3
    • PSYCH 41 Life-Span Psychology: From Infancy to Old Age 3
    • AND AT LEAST 3 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
    • CO SCI 901 Introduction to Computers and Their Use 3
    • MATH 227 Statistics 4
    • PHILOS 6 Logic in Practice 3
    • PHILOS 8 Deductive Logic 3
    • PHILOS 9 Symbolic Logic I 3
  • TOTAL UNITS 27
  • RECOMMENDED COURSES
    • ANTHRO 102 Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology 3
    • GEOG 2 Cultural Elements of Geography 3
    • NOTE: Most CSU institutions and UCLA require Mathematics 227 (Statistics) for transfer students in Sociology.


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