Program: B.A., Sociology

Social Welfare and Social Justice

Program Description

The Social Welfare and Social Justice Option is intended to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for entry professional-level employment working within various social service settings, such as hospitals, probation and parole, public welfare, community planning and mental health organizations. Central to our mission statement is our focus on promoting anti-oppressive social work practice and preparing students to be agents of social change in order to strive for ending discrimination, oppression and enhancing human well-being through education, research and community service. Students planning to pursue this option are encouraged to seek advisement prior to their junior year if possible. Students wishing to declare this option as their major should plan to do so in their junior year and are required to see an advisor in the option at least once each semester in order to plan their course load. Students must apply for the SOC 475AS/AF field study internship courses the Spring semester prior to Fall semester placement.

More information

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Chair: Karen Morgaine
Santa Susana Hall (SN) 321
(818) 677-3591

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to recall and comprehend concepts, principles, theories, and knowledge in the field of Sociology and as related to their particular option.
  2. Students will be able to recall and interpret common statistics used in Sociology utilizing computer printout.
  3. Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to answer questions about social phenomena.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to collect, process and interpret research data.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to link theory with observation using research methodologies.
  6. Alumni will acknowledge the use of their sociological knowledge in graduate school, their workplace and their personal life.
  7. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the diverse nature of groups in society and their relevance to cross-cultural and global issues.

ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Maps

Students who have graduated with a verified Associate Degree for Transfer and have been admitted to a CSUN program that has been deemed similar will be able to complete the baccalaureate degree within 60 semester units. For additional information, see ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Maps.

Sociology/Social Welfare and Social Justice Option - AA-T in Sociology - 2017

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