Sociology Program

 

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Sociology Program

2017-2018

Description

The Sociology Program is suited to the needs of both the two-year student and the transfer student who wish to major or minor in Sociology or related fields. It is designed to provide the student with a greater understanding of human interactions, social processes, and social structures.

Award Type Units
Associate of Arts Degree:
Sociology 18*
Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Sociology 18

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Associate of Arts Degree

Sociology

Note: Only one Sociology (SOCO) course from the list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements. Some campuses might not offer all courses. It is strongly recommended that student planning to transfer to a four-year institution complete a course in statistics (either Psychology 258 or Mathematics 119).

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Anthropology 103 ; Mathematics 119 ; Psychology 101 , 258 ; Sociology 201 , 270 , 290.

Other recommended electives: Foreign Language (Although no courses in a foreign language are specified in the above course sequence, a minimal familiarity with one foreign language is desirable. The particular language should be selected in consultation with the Behavioral Sciences Department); Natural Sciences (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, laboratory courses from either of the above).

Courses Required for Major: Units
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems 3
Select twelve units from the following:
SOCO 125 Sociology of the Family 3
SOCO 150 Sociology of Latinos/Latinas 3
SOCO 201 Advanced Principles of Sociology 3
SOCO 270 Work Experience 1-4
SOCO 223 Globalization and Social Change 3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
Total Units = 18

Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer Degree

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Sociology or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

program learning outcomes

Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer will gain facility with:

  • Global Awareness: Explain the role of the United States in the global economy and political system.
  • Critical Thinking: Compare and contrast the traditions of structural functionalism, social conflict theory, symbolic interaction, and their contemporary offshoots of feminism, post‐ structuralism and social construction theory.
  • Communication Articulate in writing and speech an understanding of the basic assumptions of human behavior within the discipline: the effects of culture, social structure, and social interactions on human agency.
  • Social Action and Civic Responsibility: Explain how the theoretical underpinnings of sociology explicitly challenge the dominate ideology in American society of individualism and radical subjectivism.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes: Students are required to complete a maximum of 60 CSU transferable units with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

Major: A minimum of 18 units with grade of C or better.

General Education: In addition to the courses required in the major, students must complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth pattern
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern

Note: Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer.

*Course also fulfills general education requirements for the CSU GE or IGETC pattern.

Electives as needed to meet maximum of 60 units required for the degree.

Required Courses:
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
Select two of the following courses:
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems* 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Psychological Research 3
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics* or 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics* or 3
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science and Statistics* 3
Select two of the following courses (not selected above):
(It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their university)
PSYC 166 Introduction to Social Psychology* 3
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems* 3
SOCO 125 Sociology of the Family* 3
SOCO 201 Advanced Principles of Sociology* 3
SOCO 223 Globalization and Social Change* 3
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics* or 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics* or 3
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science and Statistics* 3
Select one of the following courses (not selected above):
(It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their university)
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* 3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature* 3
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition* 3
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography 3
PHIL 100 Logic and Critical Thinking* 3
PHIL 205 Critical Thinking and Writing in Philosophy 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology* 3
PSYC 166 Introduction to Social Psychology* 3
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems* 3
SOCO 125 Sociology of the Family* 3
PSYC 201 Advanced Principles of Sociology* 3
SOCO 223 Globalization and Social Change* 3
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics* or 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics* or 3
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science and Statistics* 3
Total Units = 18

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.


Program Learning Outcomes