2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)

Sociology, AA


CODE: SOC-AA     |     TOTAL CREDITS: 60     |     FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible


DESCRIPTION
The Associate of Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Sociology offers basic skills in critical thinking, data analysis, writing, and oral communication to career oriented students and those preparing for advanced undergraduate study in sociology.

ACADEMIC MAPS AND TRANSFER OPTIONS

Explore the link below for transfer pathways to various institutions.

Academic Maps: AA Sociology   


 

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Investigate individual and collective experiences of social life using the theoretical and methodological tools of sociology.
  2. Synthesize information from trends within sociology concerning culture, social structure, cultural diversity, and social inequality.
  3. Evaluate research findings in sociology by examining methods of sampling, measurement, data collection, analysis and interpretation, as well as ethical considerations in the research process.
  4. Formulate research questions, explanations or policy recommendations based on major sociological perspectives that address problems of behavior and interaction, social structure and social change.
  5. Evaluate viable career choices in the application of sociological concepts, theory, and methods directed at improving social life.

General Education Requirements


TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 35


300-level and above courses cannot be used to satisfy GE requirements.
Courses with a B suffix (i.e. 100B) cannot be used to satisfy general education or degree requirements for Associate of Arts, Associate of Business, and Associate of Science degrees. B suffix courses may not be transferable within NSHE.

Mathematics (3 Credits)


NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)


Natural Science (7 Credits)


Seven credits of coursework to include at least one laboratory experience.

Humanities (6 Credits)


Fine Arts (3 Credits)


Values and Diversity


All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Major Requirements


TOTAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS CREDITS: 25


 

Electives (6 Credits)


  • Choose any SOC prefix courses not used to complete another area of this degree.

Social Science Electives (3 Credits)