Sociology - A.A. Degree

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The Sociology Option is primarily designed to prepare students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate degree program in sociology. In addition, students seeking admission into criminology, criminal justice, pre-law, or public administration programs would receive a solid academic foundation on which to build.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Form hypotheses and execute research methodologies.
  • Identify ethical and methodological issues in sociological research.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of core sociological theories and basic sociological concepts.
  • Apply classroom knowledge to social issues such as crime, racism, poverty, family formation and religion.
  • View society from alternative perspectives.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
SOCA101 Introduction to Sociology 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
SOCA215 Perspectives on Race, Gender, Class, Culture 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
MATH108 Statistics 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
ENGL201 Effective Speaking 3
SOCA000 Program Elective* 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
PHIL000 Philosophy Gen Ed Requirement* 4
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
16
Spring - Second Year
ANTH110 Physical Anthropology 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
COLL201 Capstone for Liberal Arts 1
Total Semester Credits
14
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Humanities General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Humanities General Education courses in the College catalog.

 

AMLS101

American Sign Language I

3

 

AMLS102

American Sign Language II

3

 

SPAN101

Elementary Spanish I

3

 

SPAN101

Elementary Spanish I

3

 

Sociology Option Electives (choose one)

ECON101

Macroeconomics

3

SOCA201

Deviant Behavior

3

SOCA202

Sociology of Sports

3

SOCA203

Social Research Methods

3

SOCA207

Sociology of Religion

3

SOCA208

Sociology of the Family

3

Science General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Science General Education courses in the College catalog.

 

BIOS102

Human Biology

4

 

BIOS122

Introduction to Environmental Science

4

 

 

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.