Porterville College


Associate in Arts for Transfer AA-T

Pre-requisite: None. Recommended: ENGL P101A. Sociology is the study of human life as it exists in groups. Students with preparation in sociology go into a variety of fields including social work, population studies, policy analysis, international relations, law and community planning & redevelopment. Students with an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer can often qualify for entry level positions in social services and community organizations while those with higher degrees in sociology have more options. By gaining an understanding of the discipline, completing a variety of sociology coursework, and applying sociological concepts to their own communities through service learning, students completing the Porterville College Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer will have earned a degree that follows the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) and will be qualified for transfer into any California State University campus accepting the state-approved sociology TMC for that purpose. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Sociology or similar major. Porterville College students enrolling in this program are not required to complete any additional graduation requirements beyond those specified in this 60 unit degree.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students will identify major theories and concepts in sociology and their relevance for understanding the nature of social life, social structure, socioeconomic, political, and cultural institutions; gather and critically evaluate sociological data and the means by which they are gathered, utilize the scientific method, and draw reasonable conclusions; identify and understand the ethical implications involved in research and their impact on social and public policy; apply sociological principles and theories in a community context involving interaction with people from diverse backgrounds in a just, equitable, and inclusive manner

Pursuant to SB1440, section 66746, Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer requires:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University:
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University-General Education-Breadth requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • A grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Complete All Core Courses

SOCI P101 The Social World 3 units
SOCI P102 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI P170 Community & Social Psychology 3 units
MATH P122 Intro to Probability/Statistics 4 units
Total Core Units 13 13

List A Choose One List A Course
SOCI P130 Family and Society 3 units
SOCI P140 Gender and Society 3 units
SOCI P160 Crime and Society 3 units
Total List A Units 3

List B Choose One List B Course
Any course not used from List A
ETHN P120 African American Experience 3 units
SOCI P120 African American Experience 3 units
SOCI P121 Mexican American Experience 3 units
Total List B Units 3

Effective Summer 2015

JSC Job Skills Certificate
CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
AS Associate in Science Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
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