Sociology

Overview

Sociology

Do you want to understand why society functions the way it does? In sociology, you’ll study how human relationships and organizations work by looking at social factors like race, gender and class. Discover how culture evolves from the personal to global levels and gain insight on social problems.

Careers in Education, Law and Human Services

From social research and community organizing to data analysis and market research, put your critical-thinking skills to work.

  • Start your career in public health, counseling, advertising or urban planning.
  • Work in rehabilitation, corrections, or criminal justice.  Or, get a job in law enforcement.
  • Become a teacher or researcher.

Academic Plans for Sociology

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below.

Note: The academic plans give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Social Justice Studies for Transfer—AA-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units
SOC 0110 3
ENGL 0001A 3
SOC 0015 3
SSCI 0050 3
HIST 0018A or HIST 0018B or HIST 0025 or HIST 0027 3
TOTAL 15
Term 2
Course Units Notes
SOC 0003 3  
SOC 0027 3  
ENGL 0001C 3  
ESS 0014 or (ANTH 0001 and ANTH 0001L) 3-4  
SOC 0095 or LGBT 0095 or ESS 0095 1-4 1-4 units of internship can be taken. Please note that this degree requires completion of 60 transferable units.
TOTAL 13-17

 

Term 3
Course Units
LGBT 0001 3
SOC 0002 3
ESS 0007 3
SOC 0005 3
COMM 0001 or COMM 0002 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units Notes
POLS 0001 3  
LGBT 0002 3  
Any Elective course 3 The department recommends that elective courses be chosen from the following: WMST 0001, SSCI 0013, ESS 0001, HIST 0023, ANTH 0004, ANTH 0007, SSCI 0041, SSCI 0045 or SOC 0011.
Any Elective course 3 The department recommends that elective courses be chosen from the following: WMST 0001, SSCI 0013, ESS 0001, HIST 0023, ANTH 0004, ANTH 0007, SSCI 0041, SSCI 0045 or SOC 0011.
Any Elective course 3 The department recommends that elective courses be chosen from the following: WMST 0001, SSCI 0013, ESS 0001, HIST 0023, ANTH 0004, ANTH 0007, SSCI 0041, SSCI 0045 or SOC 0011.
TOTAL 15  

Sociology for Transfer—AA-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units
SOC 0001 3
SOC 0015 3
ENGL 0001A 3
POLS 0001 3
Any Elective course 3
TOTAL 15
Term 2
Course Units
SOC 0003 3
SOC 0027 3
ENGL 0001C 3
LGBT 0002 3
COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 3
TOTAL 15
Term 3
Course Units
SOC 0002 3
Any Elective course 3
ESS 0007 or ESCI 0010 or ASTR 0002 3
HIST 0018A or HIST 0018B or HIST 0025 or HIST 0027 3
SSCI 0050 or ARHI 0132 or ARHI 0140 or ARHI 0150 or ARHI 0155 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units
SOC 0010 3
SOC 0095 2
SOC 0009 or SOC 0024 3
(ANTH 0001 and ANTH 0001L) 4
SOC 0004 or SOC 0005 3
TOTAL 15

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