Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways

Social Justice, AA-T (CSU) A0669

Program: A0669
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Suggested Sequence of CourseworkIndicates Courses Offered Online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
MATH 110 Elementary Statistics 3.0
MATH 110H (or) Elementary Statistics - Honors
PSYC 10 (or) Stats for Behavioral Sciences
SOC 23 (or) Statistics in Social Sciences
SOC 110 Introduction to Social Justice 3.0
SOC 20 (or) Intro to Race and Ethnicity
SOC 20H (or) Intro to Race & Ethnicity -Hon
SOC 40 Intro to Sex and Gender Roles 3.0
SOC 40H (or) Sex & Gender Roles - Honors
SOC 130 (or) Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Total:   13.0
SOC 110 or SOC 20/20H core course 3 units SOC 40/H OR SOC 130 core course 3 units
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
SPCH 2 (or) Survey Communication Studies
SPCH 8 (or) Professional Speaking
Total:   4.0
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
CSU SCNC1 CSU GE B1 Physical Sc Crse 3.0
CSU CRTTH CSU Area A-3 Crit Thnkg Course 3.0
AHIS 11 His African Oceanic Nat Am Art 3.0
HIST 30 (or) Hist of African Amer 1619-1877
HIST 31 (or) Hist of the African American
HIST 35 (or) History of Africa
PHIL 8 (or) Critical Thinking
SPAN 1 (or) Elementary Spanish
SPAN 2 (or) Continuing Elementary Spanish
SPAN 3 (or) Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 4 (or) Continuing Intermediat Spanish
SPAN 1S (or) Spanish for Spanish Speaking
SPAN 2S (or) Cont Span for Span Speaking
POLI 25 (or) Latino Politics in U.S.
LIT 20 (or) African American Literature
LIT 25 (or) Mexican American Literature
PSYC 25 (or) The Psychology of Women
SOC 36 (or) Asian American Communities
AHIS 1 Intro Visual Art & Art History 3.0
AHIS 9 (or) History of Asian Art and Arch
AHIS 12 (or) Hist Precolumbian Art & Arch
FASH 9 (or) History of Fashion
MUS 14A (or) World Music
THTR 10 (or) History of Theater Arts
Total:   12.0
AHIS 11, HIST 30/31/35, PHIL 8, SPAN 1/2/3/4/1S/2S LIT 20/POL 25 or SOC 36 core course 3 units
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
CSU ETHS CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3.0
CSU LAB CSU GE B3 Phy/Life Sc Lab Crse 1.0
Total:   4.0
Winter Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3.0
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   6.0
Program Notes

Required Courses

Core Courses    

SOC 110 Introduction to Social Justice                                                    3
 or SOC 20 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
 or SOC 20H Introduction to Race and Ethnicity – Honors
SOC 40  Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles                                    3
 or SOC 40H  Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles – Honors
 or SOC 130  Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

Choose one course from the following or any course not already selected from the core courses  3-4      AHIS 11                History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
or AHIS 11H History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art – Honors
HIST 30 History of the African American 1619-1877
HIST 31 History of the African American
HIST 35 History of Africa
LIT 20 African American Literature
LIT 25 Contemporary Mexican American Literature
PHIL 8 Critical Thinking
POLI 25 Latino Politics in the United States
PSYC 25 The Psychology of Women
SOC 36 Asian American Communities
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish
SPAN 2 Continuing Elementary Spanish
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 4 Continuing Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 1S Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
SPAN 2S Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking

List A: Select three courses from at least two of the following areas.       9-11
Only one course from Area 4 may be used for List A

Area 1: History or Government

HIST 7 History of the United States to 1877
or HIST 7H History of the United States to 1877 – Honors
HIST 8 History of the United States from 1865
or HIST 8H History of the United States from 1865 – Honors
HIST 10 History of Premodern Asia
HIST 11 History of Modern Asia
HIST 19 History of Mexico
HIST 36 Women in American History
HIST 40 History of the Mexican American
HIST 44 History of Native Americans
POLI 2 Comparative Politics
POLI 9 International Relations

Area 2: Arts and Humanities
AHIS 9 History of Asian Art and Architecture
AHIS 12 History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
or AHIS 12H History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture – Honors
LIT 3 Multicultural American Literature
LIT 11B World Literature from 1650
LIT 15 Introduction to Cinema
MUS 14A World Music
NF 28 Cultural and Ethnic Foods
PHIL 5 Introduction to Philosophy
or PHIL 5H Introduction to Philosophy – Honors
PHIL 15 Major World Religions or PHIL 15H Major World Religions – Honors
SIGN 101 American Sign Language 1
or SIGN 101H American Sign Language 1 – Honors
THTR 10 History of Theater Arts

Area 3: Social Science
ANTH 5 Cultural Anthropology
or ANTH 5H Cultural Anthropology – Honors
FASH 14 Dress, Culture, and Identity
JOUR 107 Race, Culture, Gender, and Mass Media Images
PSYC 15 Introduction to Child Psychology
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology
or SOC 1H Introduction to Sociology –
or SOC 2H Contemporary Social Problems – Honors
SOC 5 Introduction to Criminology
or SOC 5H Introduction to Criminology – Honors
SOC 14 Marriage and the Family
or SOC 14H Marriage and the Family – Honors
SOC 15 Child Development
SPCH 7 Intercultural Communication
or SPCH 7H Intercultural Communication - Honors

Area 4: Quantitative Reasoning and Research Methods
MATH 110 Elementary Statistics
or MATH 110H Elementary Statistics – Honors
PSYC 3 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
or PSYC 3H Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology – Honors
PSYC 10 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
SOC 12 Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences
SOC 23 Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences


AA-T Social Justice at Cal Poly Pomona is accepted for the major:  Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies


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Effective Fall 2021

Ethnic Studies General Education Requirement (AREA F)

New California law, AB 1460, requires CSU students to take a class in one of four ethnic studies disciplines: Native American studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, or Latina and Latino studies.

All new Fall 2021 community college CSU-transfer bound students will be required to complete the new general education requirement Mt. SAC refers to it as the Fall 2021 CSU General Education Breadth requirements.

What are the area F-Ethnic Studies course options?

Area F courses are yet to be identified-June 2022. Check the Mt. SAC General Education (CSU) website site for updates


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