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Social Justice AA-T

Associate in Arts in Social Justice for Transfer

To earn this AA-T, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0;
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of ā€œCā€ (or ā€œPā€) or better; and
  • Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC)

Required Core Course

Students need to take SJS 001 and either SJS 002, SJS 003 or SOC 021 for a total of 9.0 units.

Code Class Units
SJS 001 Social Justice (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SJS 002 Introduction to Gender Studies (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SJS 003 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 021 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Support Courses

Select three courses from at least two of the follow areas (Area 1, Area 2, Area 3, Area 4). Only one course from Area 4 may be used for a total of 9.0 to 12.0 units

Area 1 - History of Government
Code Class Units
HIS 033 Women's Issues Past and Present (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 006 Politics of Race, Class and Gender (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HIS 033H Women's Issues Past and Present - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Area 2 - Arts and Humanities
Code Class Units
HUM 016A Hispanic Roots and Culture (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 018 African-American Culture and Humanities (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 018H African-American Culture and Humanities - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 020 Asian Roots and Culture (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 022 Introduction to Islam (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 024 The Asian-American Experience (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Area 3 - Social Science
Code Class Units
ECN 001A Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
ECN 001B Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
POL 001 American Government (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 001H American Government - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 001 General Psychology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 001H General Psychology - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 045 Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 001H Introduction to Sociology - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 045 Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Area 4 - Quantitative Reasoning and Research methods

only 1 class my be used

Code Class Units
MAT 010 Elementary Statistics (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 010H Elementary Statistics - Honors (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
POL 005 Political Science Research Methodology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 015 Introduction to Research Methods (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 015H Introduction to Research Methods - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 016 Introduction to Statistics in Social And Behavioral Sciences (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version.

Required Units for the Major
Required unts for the major 18.0-21.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
Total required units 80.0

*Several courses will double-count for the major and GE.  See catalog description for information regarding specific GE area.

  • While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing ENG 001B prior to transfer is highly recommended.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part of the CSU GE-B or CSU IGETC is highly recommended.
  • For CSUs with similar majors, visit www.adegreewithaguarantee.com
  • C-ID approved courses from any community college can be substituted for major requirements.  See catalog for approved C-ID courses.  For non-C-ID approved courses, submit the Course Substitution Form. 
  • LIB 010 and REA 054 are NOT required for this degree.
  • Completion of this degree satisfies requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies.
  • Submit the AA-T/AS-T Application for Degree and Certificate of Achievement <insert hyperlink> to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Completion of this degree waives GE requirements for subsequent degrees. 
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