Sociology Associate in Arts Degree
PROGRAM CODE: 2A36861
The Sociology Associate in Arts Degree includes coursework in Sociology, the systematic, scientific study of society and social behavior. Sociologists look beyond individual events and experiences to the broader social patterns and variables that influence individuals. Sociologists study individual and group behaviors and social structures such as racism, sexism, poverty, health care, family, crime and deviance, population and the environment. An associate's degree is intended to lead to transfer to colleges and universities which offer bachelor's degrees in sociology. The sociology major is designed to provide preparation leading to careers in sociology, social work, law, criminal justice, marketing research and counseling. The Sociology Associate in Arts Degree requires a total of 19-21 units, of which 10-11 units are in required courses. An additional 9-10 units must be chosen from restricted electives. NOTE: Students planning to transfer to a CSU should consider the Sociology AA-T Degree.
|Required Course (3 units):|
|SOC 101 F||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC 101HF||Honors Introduction to Sociology|
|Select any 2 courses (7-8 units):||7-8|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics||4|
or MATH 120 F
|Introductory Probability and Statistics|
or MATH 120HF
|Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics|
|Introduction to Research Methods||4|
|Restricted Electives (9-10 units):||9-10|
|Sociology Independent Study||1|
|Dying and Death||3|
|Sociology of Women||3|
or SOC 225HF
|Honors Sociology of Women|
|Sociology of Gender||3|
or SOC 230HF
|Honors Sociology of Gender|
|Sociology of Aging||3|
|Marriage and Family||3|
or SOC 275HF
|Honors Marriage and Family|
|Sociology of Religion||3|
or SOC 277HF
|Honors Sociology of Religion|
|Drugs and Society||3|
|Sociology of Race and Ethnicity||3|
|Introduction to Criminology||3|
|Sociology Independent Study: Advanced||1|
Any courses not selected above.
Outcome 1: Define the “sociological imagination” and identify how the discipline of sociology is relevant to the study of contemporary society.
Outcome 2: Differentiate between the major sociological theoretical perspectives - structural functionalism (functionalist), social conflict (conflict) and symbolic interactionism (interactionist).
Outcome 3: Demonstrate a reasonable knowledge of current social problems, including the ability to describe their effects on individuals as well as society at large.
Outcome 4: Demonstrate how the scientific method is used in the field of sociology, as well as demonstrate reasonable knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics.