Sociology, Associate in Science

The Sociology curriculum is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor's degree in sociology. Concentration in the curriculum develops analytical assessment skills and knowledge construction of group dynamics, between dyads and collectives; and social interactions, including their genesis and evolution. The associate's degree in sociology curriculum is an excellent choice for students who desire a more comprehensive understanding of social group behavior, an enriched eductional experience in addition to those who desire to practice in the field of sociology or another similar social science professional career field. The curriculum focus is paradigm in the learning of the knowledge, skills, practices and values required for transfer to a bachelor's degree bearing program. Courses in the curriculum assess student understanding of environmental factors that shape human perceptions and behaviors.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the important  characteristics of the science of sociology.
  • Cite the major methodologies for studying human behavior.
  • Describe the major theoretical approaches to examine group behavior in society.
  • Cite significant sociological aspects of human development over the life cycle
  • Detail the socialization process.
  • List the causes and remedies of social disruption.
  • Delineate major influences that socially impinge upon groups in today's complex and diverse society.

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First Semester (16 credits)

SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology3
ENG 100 - Composition I3
HIS 150 - World Civilizations I3
Lab Science (4 credits)
Humanities Elective (3 credits)

Second Semester (16 credits)

SOC 215 - Experiences in Diversity3
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
SOC 210 - Cultural Anthropology3
MAT 121 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
Lab Science (4 credits)

SOC 219 may be substituted for SOC 215

Third Semester (15 credits)

PSY 140 - General Psychology3
HIS 160 - World Civilizations II3
SOC 120 - Social Problems3
MAT 210 - Statistics3
Open Elective (3 credits)

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

SOC 180 - Marriage and The Family3
COMM 111 - Public Speaking3
SOC 220 - Social Psychology3
Humanities Elective (3 credits)
Open Elective (3 credits)

Total Credits: 62


Sociology, AS-09/2013 to Present