Sociology

Associate Degree for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Sociology

Cosumnes River College Sociology Associate in Arts for Transfer Program is designed to facilitate successful transfer to baccalaureate sociology degree programs. This degree provides students with the lower division breadth and depth of the field of sociology. Additionally, this degree exposes students to the core principles and practices in the field. Students will learn to: identify and comprehend their individual relationship to structures in the larger society; apply effective critical thinking skills to interpret sociological phenomena; assess the significance of important social movements in American society; define and identify various theoretical perspectives across the discipline of sociology; and analyze, interpret, and critically think about sociological ascriptions to race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and other sociological concepts.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
SOC 300 Introductory Sociology 3
SOC 301 Social Problems 3
SOC 302 Introduction to Social Research Methods 3
PSYC 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3) 3 - 4
   or STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
SOC 305 Critical Thinking in the Social Sciences (3)
SOC 310 Marriage and the Family (3)
SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States (3)
SOC 341 Sex and Gender in the U.S. (3)
Total Units: 18 - 19

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • (PSLO1) Identify and comprehend their individual relationship to structures in the larger society.
  • Individuals will comprehend the magnitude of their influence on social structures in society, and the social structures that influence them.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the sociological resources available within the structures of society.
  • Effectively utilize social structures as resources in society to facilitate their own movement and/or progress in society.
  • (PSLO2) Apply effective critical thinking skills to interpret sociological phenomena.
  • Apply sociological approaches to assess a social context.
  • Distinguish between macro-level and micro-level orientations of assessment of given social contexts.
  • Investigate and determine which social contexts require objective or subjective analysis.
  • (PSLO3) Assess the significance of important social movements in American society.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the consistent goals, perspectives, and factors leading to social movements.
  • Assess the significance of social movements of marginalized people in society.
  • Explain the outcomes of social movements in American society.
  • (PSLO4) Define and identify various theoretical perspectives across the discipline of Sociology.
  • Discuss and Explain Social Conflict Approach.
  • Discuss and Explain Symbolic Interactionist Approach.
  • Discuss and Explain Structural Functionalist Approach.
  • (PSLO5) Comprehend how social practices facilitate the functioning of social structures as they are responsible for maintaining the society as a whole.
  • Examine and assess the effects of sociocultural customs and traditions on social structures and institutions.
  • Analyze and evaluate values and norms present in the behavior of individuals and groups occupying society’s social structures and institutions.
  • Investigate the relationship between religion, language, customs and traditions, and how they facilitate comprehension of values and influence social practices.
  • (PSLO6) Analyze, interpret, and critically think about sociological ascriptions to race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and other sociological concepts.
  • Discuss and explain how ascriptions to sociological concepts affects and shapes individuals and groups’ life chances and opportunities.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge of how and why particular ideas are ascribed to sociological concepts.
  • Explain and assess the socialization that individuals and groups undergo due to ideas ascribed to sociological concepts.

Career Information

Sociologists with advanced degrees and professional certificates have a broad range of employment opportunities including, but not limited to, teacher, social worker, probation officer, employment counselor, urban planner, and data analyst. NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: The Associate Degree for Transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a campus of the California State University (CSU). Other than the required core, the courses you choose to complete this degree will depend to some extent on the selected CSU for transfer. In addition, some CSU-GE Breadth or IGETC requirements can also be completed using courses required for this associate degree for transfer major (known as "double-counting"). The Associate Degree for Transfer may not provide adequate preparation for upper-division transfer admissions; it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for the major, as programs vary widely in terms of the required preparation.