Sociology focusses on how individuals relate to a society as a whole, and what influences individuals and societies have upon each other. Sociology classes prepare individuals for fields that involves investigative skills and working with diverse populations including Business, Public Administration, Politics and Journalism.
The mission of the sociology department is to teach how societies are constructed, how they change and how societies come into conflict. Sociology also studies how individuals relate to a society as a whole, and what influences individuals and societies have upon each other. Sociology courses examines social issues in the united states, such as diversity, social inequality, poverty and crime , the educational system , gender roles, and the workplace. Sociology also analyzes and compares these problems to social problems in other contemporary societies and historical periods.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Students taking Sociology classes will be able to:
- Define the sociological perspective and its development in explaining human behavior.
- Explaining and comparing the major theoretical orientations in sociology and applying them. In order to assess, understand and determine ways to improve social patterns, through independent and/or collaborative problem-solving assignments and class debates.
- Describing the methods (quantitative) and the technology used in sociological research, and its application, and be able to apply the steps in the scientific research process through either the design and/or implementation of a sociological study.
- Analyzing the nature and significance of social structures and social institutions.
- Explaining the nature and significance of culture, subcultures, social norms, ethnocentrism and cultural relativism through collaborative learning experiences.
- Describing the process of socialization and the influence of agents of socialization on the development of an individual’s personality.
- Explaining and compare the sociological perspectives on deviance and crime.
- Assessing the nature and significance of social stratification, focusing on such variables as social class, race, age, and gender.
- Evaluating the importance of the workplace as a central sociological experience, its influence on personalities and its importance in the culture of this class.
Recommended AA Transfer Curriculum for Sociology
For those wanting to study society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions people form, as well as various social, religious, political organizations. Sociology classes prepare individuals for fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse populations, including business, public administration, politics and journalism. Sociology can be a basis for positions in social service and government areas.
This is only a suggested transfer program and might not be appropriate for every student. Some four-year institutions accept more than 62 credit hours in transfer to fulfill requirements in sociology/anthropology. Consult the Transfer Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.
Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their courses and program. Peruse some of the offerings in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.
|Overview for College Success||Credits|
|OCS 121||Overview for College Success||1|
|Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.|
Minimum General Education (42-43)
|Communications (9)||Semester Hours|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (9)|
|Select from Group II||6|
|Social and Behavioral Science (9)|
Select from Group IV
|Physical and Life Science (7-8)|
|Select from Group V (Must include one lab)||7-8|
|Area of Concentration/Electives (24-25)|
|Select from the following: SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 206, SOC 225||12|
|Minimum for AS Degree||62|