Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Sociology, Associate in Science

Effective: Fall, 2016

The associate’s degree in Sociology is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. The program’s curriculum is also an excellent choice for students who desire a more comprehensive understanding of social group behavior, as well as those who plan to practice in one of the social science professions. Concentration in the curriculum develops student understanding of group dynamics, social interactions, including their genesis and evolution, and environmental factors that shape human perceptions and behavior. The curriculum focus is not only paramount to learning the theories, skills, practices, and values required for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-bearing program, but also develops students’ analytical skills and provides them with an enriched educational experience.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Understand the important characteristics of the science of sociology.
  • Describe the major methodologies for studying human behavior.
  • Differentiate the major theoretical approaches to examining group behavior in society.
  • Examine significant sociological aspects of human development over the life cycle.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the socialization process.
  • Analyze the causes and remedies of social disruption.
  • Recognize the major influences that socially impinge upon groups in today’s complex and diverse society.

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Fourth Semester (15 credits)

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

Total Credits: 62