The associate in arts in social justice studies for transfer degree provides students with a community-engagement model of learning about inequalities, stigma, prejudice and discrimination and efforts to remediate, heal and overcome them. It offers a wide range of courses in sociology, inter-disciplinary social sciences, history, psychology, drama, music, fine arts, and literature.
Completion of the degree is valuable in its own right, as it empowers students to be effective agents for social change. This program is also an excellent starting point for students contemplating a career in law, law enforcement, social work, clinical psychology, any social science, health and medical fields, education, public policy, politics, business, music, drama, or fine arts.
The associate in arts in social justice studies for transfer degree is primarily intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree at a California State University (CSU.) Areas of study include: African American studies; Africana studies; American Indian studies; American studies; Arabic language, literature and culture; Asian American studies; Chicano/Chicana studies; ethnic studies; gender studies; labor and employment studies; labor studies; Latin American studies; liberal studies w/option in interdisciplinary studies in culture and society; liberal studies - border studies option; Mexican-American studies; modern Jewish studies; negotiation, conflict resolution and peace building; sociology - concentration in critical race studies; sociology – concentration race, class, and gender; sociology with inequalities and diversity option; social science with emphasis in Islamic and Arabic studies; women, gender, and sexuality studies; women’s studies. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not necessarily to a particular major or campus.
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