The Sociology program focuses on the science of human behavior. Introductory courses explore the development of personality, the role of culture, group dynamics, and social organization and institutions. Students also learn research design, methodology, analytical and interpretation skills to help students think critically about society and social issues. Advanced classes focus on modern social problems, race and ethnic relations, sociology of the family, and the Latino experience in the U.S. The program offers an Associate of Arts degree for transfer to a four-year institution and prepares students for a broad range of careers in which effective reasoning, research, and communication skills are essential.

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Sociology (AA-T) Curriculum Guide

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Sociology

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree at Long Beach City College is designed to prepare students with a general education in the principles, concepts, and methodologies of Sociology. 

A variety of Sociology courses are offered to familiarize students with diverse yet interrelated Sociology sub-fields. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree will prepare students for career advancement and will facilitate transfer in a related major if desired. 

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Apply sociological imagination and sociological theories to the contemporary analysis of public issues. 
  • Identify and evaluate sociological scientific research, including research design, research methods, data analysis, and interpretation.