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Sociology, Associate of Arts Degree

Banner Code: 3_AA_SOC

Control Number: 18224

Financial Aid Eligible

Sociology is the study of social life and focuses on the interaction between human groups and institutions and their influences on each other. Sociology ranges from the study of relationships in family units in the most primitive cultures to the research of large bureaucratic institutions in major industrialized nations. Sociology also studies more tangible measures of human behavior such as class or social status, social movements, and criminal deviance.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking and the use of sociological theory in analyzing social reality.
  2. Develop an understanding of the sociological perspectives and apply the logic to the analysis of issues.
  3. Articulate the process of social change and diversity in the U.S. and in the international context.
  4. Distinguish between personal opinion and evidence gathered using the scientific process.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
SOC C100Introduction to Sociology3
MATH C160Introduction to Statistics4
Program Electives
Complete four of the following:12
Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Human Services
Helping Theories and Intervention Strategies
Introduction to Crisis Intervention
Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse
Human Relations in Business
Dating, Relationships, and Marriage
Introduction to Aging Studies
Introduction to Aging Studies
Globalization and Social Change
Analysis of Social Problems
Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
Perspectives of Sex and Gender
Units Required for Major19
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC patternVaries
Electives to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60