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Sociology Instructors

Full-Time Sociology Instructors

Salvador Jimenez Murguia, Ph. D. ( )

Part-Time Sociology Instructors*

  • Altenhofel, Jennifer Dr. ( ; 661.763.7728)
  • Hanawalt, April ( )
  • Jose, Marie ( )
  • Van Ry, Veronica ( )
  • Vivian Varela ( )
  • White, Marisol ( )

*Part-Time Instructors includes both full time faculty who teach some sociology courses AND part time instructors who are contracted for specific courses. This list may not include all part time instructors as the list changes frequently. Please use the Adjunct Faculty directory for contact information if you do not see your instructor in this list.

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Required Courses & Units

SOC 1510 Introduction to Sociology (3)
PSYC 2205 Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences (4)
SOC 2120 American Social Problems (3)
SOC 2141 Sociology of Marriage (3)
SOC 2110 Minority Group Relations (3)
PSYC 2200 Elementary Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (4) OR STAT 1510 Elementary Statistics (5)


Total 20-21
CSU GE Breadth Pattern 31–39
Electives 0-9


Total Units 60


This curriculum provides a systematic study of human behavior in social groups. The primary focus is on the importance of social groups within the larger society, sociology seeks to explain the broad range of human behavior as it is influenced by the social context. It focuses on how people coordinate their activities to achieve both individual and collective goals.

Courses examine the theories, techniques, and principles basic to the study of human behavior within social groups. This curriculum provides a solid foundation upon which to build the sociology major at a four-year school. The degree guarantees transfer to a CSU as a junior. To earn an Associate in Arts in Sociology degree for Transfer (AA-T), students must complete all course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis; and must complete the General Education Breadth pattern for CSU’s with an overall GPA of 2.0. There are no local graduation requirements associated with this degree.

Additionally, students shall be deemed eligible for transfer into a California State University baccalaureate program when the student meets both the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. a. The California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Want to know more about the sociology degree program?

Check out the program description in the TC Catalog or contact the Social Sciences Counselor Mrs. Candace Duron ( ; 661.763.7934).