Liberal Arts AA – Sociology Option

Code: AA.LA.SOC

The Sociology option is designed to be a transfer program and to give students a general foundation in sociological theories and research methods as related to the study of society, social behavior, and contemporary social issues.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the three major sociological perspectives (i.e., structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism) to social phenomena presented in each of their elective courses.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of cultural diversity and be able to apply the perspective of cultural relativism when viewing the complex social world in which in we all live.
  • Utilize the scientific method and the unique quantitative and qualitative tools developed by sociologists to objectively analyze social environments and evaluate and utilize materials found on the internet and other sources.
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate the ways in which sociologists examine their social world.
  • State and support their own views on sociological issues addressed in their courses, both orally and in writing, with logical rigor and clarity.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Humanities Elective 3
COM Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102  3

Free Elective 3
SOC-101Sociology

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

HIS  History Elective 3
MAT/INF  Mathematics : One 4-cr Mathematics or [One 3 cr Math + One 1-cr INF] 4
  Sociology Elective - Recommended: SOC-103 or SOC-113 3
  Social Science Elective - Recommended: PSY-101 or ANT-101  3
WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

SOC  Sociology Elective 3
HIS  History Elective 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Natural Science Elective 4
  Diversity Elective  3
Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

SOC  Social Science Elective 3
  Natural Science Elective 4
  Humanities Electives 3
  Free Elective 3
Total Credit Hours:13

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

History Electives

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives

Three general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:9

Social Sciences

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: ECO, GEO, POL, PSY, SOC, ANT

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology


  One 4-cr Mathematics or [One 3 cr Math + One 1-cr INF] 4
  8 credits of gen ed courses from the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY 8
Total Credit Hours:12

Diversity Elective‡

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 45

Program Requirements

  Sociology Courses:
Required: SOC-101, SOC-103, and SOC-113
9

Free Electives*

Recommended: SOC-102, SOC-121, and SOC-222

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

*Recommended: IST-123 Success 101 
*IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Electives for students who place into the course