Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies - Chicana/o Studies for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Social Sciences

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies - Chicano Studies for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Chicana/o Studies. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Social Justice Studies - Chicana/o Studies through the study of race and ethnicity, and the role both played in the shaping of the experiences of Chicanas/o in the United States, as well as the changes in identity, language, social, and cultural practices of the Chicana/o diaspora. Students will acquire skills and abilities in thinking critically and communicating ideas, and become culturally competent citizens in increasingly diverse communities.

Program Outcomes

  • Critically examine and articulate concepts such as race and racism, racialization, ethnicity, equity, self-determination, liberation, decolonization, exploitation colonialism, intersectionality, and anti-racism as studied in the history of Chicana/o's in the United States. 
  • Apply theory and knowledge produced by Chicana/o's that describes an understanding of epistemologies, critical events, histories, cultures, contributions, lived experiences, and all manner of struggles of Chicana/o's with a particular emphasis on systems of oppression, identity formation, agency, and group affirmation.
  • Critically analyze the intersections of race, racism, and white supremacy as they relate to class, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, social status, religion, spirituality, national origin, immigration status, ability, tribal citizenship, sovereignty, language, and/or age, in Chicana/o communities in the United States.
  • Describe and actively engage with anti-racist, abolitionist, anti-colonial, and anti-imperial thought, issues, practices, and movements in Chicana/o Studies as people of color in the United States seeking to build a just and equitable society.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies - Chicano Studies for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Chicana/a Studies for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: teaching, counseling, career in law, journalism, marketing, community and housing development, social work, among many others.

Program Requirements

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
ENGL 010Chicano Literature3
ETHN 003Chicana and Chicano Studies3
ETHN 010Introduction to Ethnic Studies and Social Justice Studies3
HIST 023Mexican American3
SOC 010Sociology of Gender3
SSCI 025Statistics - Social Sciences4
or MATH 021 Introduction to Statistics
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units. The following courses are recommended by the Social Science Division:
ANTH 010Cultural Anthropology3
ART 004Art of Ancient America: Mesoamerica3
ART 005Art of Ancient America: South America3
CHLD 158Teaching in a Diverse Society3
COMM 002Gender and Communication3
COMM 009Intercultural Communication3
ENGL 018African American Literature3
ENGL 019Women in Literature3
ETHN 001Black American Studies3
ETHN 002American Indian Studies3
ETHN 004Asian American Studies3
JOUR 020Cultural Issues in Film/TV/Web3
NUTR 020Cultural Foods3
PHIL 012Comparative Religion3
PSY 005Social Psychology3
PSY 010Human Sexuality3
SPAN 012Hispanic Literature3

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 15 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).


15 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).