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Sociology for Transfer 2012-2013

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Sociology is the scientific or systematic study of human groups and societies and patterns of interaction in real life settings. It uses a variety of research and theoretical perspectives to analyze and explain human social behavior and social change. As all human behavior is essentially social, sociology students examine a wide range of human interactions. Foothill College's sociology program includes a range of courses that analyze sociological topics and enable students to develop and apply a "sociological imagination" or the ability to examine the broader connections between personal life, public issues and the social structure. Sociology, with its extensive scope of subject matter, provides a valuable major for a diverse range of career paths. The Associate in Art in Sociology for Transfer Degree (AA-T) is designed to prepare students to transfer to local California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Art in Sociology for Transfer Degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to local CSUs for sociology majors and majors in related disciplines. The AA-T degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many local CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for specific local CSUs and to validate which CSUs are considered local. The AA-T degree will enable students to develop a strong foundation in social research methods, and understanding patterns of inter-personal behavior, and will also offer a wide variety of electives in sociology courses for students to develop a broad knowledge base of human social behavior. In addition, students will develop strong critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for the requirements of upper division course work.

Program Learning Outcomes:

• Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the core concepts of sociology (social structure; culture; social stratification and inequality; race, ethnicity, and gender; and globalization).
• Students will be able to apply their understanding of sociology to their professional, personal and civic lives.

Units required for Major: 90

Degree Requirements:

Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:
• CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (53-58 Units)
• Core & support courses (27-30 Units)
• transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0. A minimum of 24 units must be completed at Foothill College.

Core Courses (23-25 units)

SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology (5 units)

And select TWO courses each from List A & B:

List A:
SOC 20 Major Social Problems (4 units)
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics (5 units)
PSYC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)
or SOC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)

List B:
*SOC 20 Major Social Problems (4 units)
*PSYC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)
or *SOC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)
*MATH 10 Elementary Statistics (5 units)
SOC 14 Sociology of Crime (4 units)
SOC 23 Race & Ethnic Relations (4 units)
SOC 28 Sociology of Gender (4 units)
SOC 30 Social Psychology (4 units)
SOC 40 Aspects of Marriage & Family (4 units)
or PSYC 30 Social Psychology (4 units)

*may be used to satisfy List B if not completed as part of List A.

Support Courses (4-5 units)

Select one course from the following:
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
PSYC 1 General Psychology (5 units)
PSYC 49 Human Sexuality (4 units)
PHIL 1 Critical Thinking & Writing (5 units)
GEOG 2 Human Geography (4 units)
ECON 25 Introduction to the Global Economy (4 units)

Control Information:
2012-2013 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2012-04-25 13:08:48 | Dept Code: SOC