Social Justice Studies: General, A.A.-T

The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for various Social Justice B.A. degrees. The Social Justice Studies degree is an interdisciplinary degree that engages students in examining identity issues such as gender, race, class, ethnicity, and nationality as they intersect with the social justice issues of racism, sexism, classism, terrorism, and other oppressive structures within society. This degree is designed to appeal to the student who is interested in learning about the experiences of marginalized groups and those going into majors such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, English, History, Political Science, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Race and Ethnic Studies.

AA.SJS.OPTBAAT or AA.SJS.OPTCAAT

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CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140
Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
3
ANTH-102 Cultural Anthropology 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
Select one of the following 3
Art Appreciation  
Introduction and Appreciation of Music  
Introduction to Theater  
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
BIOL-115 Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology) 4
HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877 3
SOCI-112
Gender and Social Interaction
or Gender and Social Interaction
3
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
LIT-275
Latinx/Chicanx Literature
or Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
3
SOCI-102 Contemporary Social Problems 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
HIST-150 Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History) 3
COMM-108 Intercultural Communication 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
Select one of the following 3
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)  
California History  
Black History in the American Context  
World Regional Geography  
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish II  
Elementary French II  
American Sign Language II  
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units13
 Total Units61

Language Requirement:  Some CSU's require the equivalency of an intermediate language proficiency for graduation. Please see a counselor for more detail regarding specific CSU major and graduation requirements. 

UC: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140
Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
3
ANTH-102 Cultural Anthropology 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
Select one of the following: 3
Art Appreciation  
Introduction and Appreciation of Music  
Introduction to Theater  
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
BIOL-115 Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology) 4
HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877 3
SOCI-112
Gender and Social Interaction
or Gender and Social Interaction
3
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
LIT-260
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
or Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
3
SOCI-102 Contemporary Social Problems 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
HIST-150 Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History) 3
COMM-108 Intercultural Communication 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
Select one of the following: 3
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)  
California History  
Black History in the American Context  
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish II  
Elementary French II  
American Sign Language II  
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units13
 Total Units61

 NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language I, FREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement.  

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
SOCI/PSYC-112Gender and Social Interaction3
Select one of the following:
HIST-150Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
or HIST-150H Honors Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)
SJS-101Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
or SJS-101H Honors Introduction to Social Justice Studies
Select one of the following:3
Cultural Anthropology
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Intercultural Communication
Honors Intercultural Communication
World Regional Geography
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)
California History
Honors California History
Black History in the American Context
Honors Black History in the American Context
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Honors Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260H)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Honors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)
Principles of Sociology
Honors Principles of Sociology
Contemporary Social Problems
List A: Select three
Select three courses from at least two of the following areas and not already used above. Courses must be related to social justice, gender/women, or ethnicity/race.9-10
Area 1: History or Government
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)
Black History in the American Context
Honors Black History in the American Context
Area 2: Arts and Humanities
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Honors Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260H)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Honors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)
Area 3: Social Science
Principles of Sociology
Honors Principles of Sociology
Contemporary Social Problems
Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Social Research Methodology)
Honors Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Honors Social Research Methodology)
Area 5: Major Preparation
Cultural Anthropology
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Intercultural Communication
Honors Intercultural Communication
World Regional Geography
Women in United States History
Honors Women in United States History
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)
California History
Honors California History
Black History in the American Context
Honors Black History in the American Context
Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)
Honors Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260H)
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Honors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)
Principles of Sociology
Honors Principles of Sociology
Contemporary Social Problems
Total Units21-22
Course Title Credits
Units for Major18-19
MSJC General Education Option B or C37-39
Possible double counting: 18
Transferable Electives (as need to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

 Total Units for A.A.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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