Sociology

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

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Sociology is a systematic study of society which includes people in groups, cultures and subcultures, the socialization process, social organization, social institutions (political, religious, educational, economic, etc.), social stratifications, social change, race and ethnic relations, human ecology, and social problems. As an intellectual discipline, it deals with developing scientific and reliable knowledge about human social relationships in group life. Courses are designed to increase personal awareness of the social environment, to prepare for interpersonal relationships in careers, and to equip students for further studies in sociology.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three-four (3-4) credit hours

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

or

 

 

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

(3)

Arts and Humanities

Nine (9) credit hours gtPathways Arts and Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)

GT-AH1:

ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 108, THE 211, THE 212, THE 215

GT-AH2:

HUM 103, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 246, LIT 259*, LIT 268

GT-AH3:

PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 115, PHI 116, PHI 205, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220*

GT-AH4:

FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212

History

Three (3) credit hours gtPathways History course (HI1)

GT-HI1:

HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 203, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 218, HIS 225, HIS 235, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 245*, HIS 246*, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 255, HIS 259, HIS 260

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

GT-SS1:

AGE 102*, ECO 101*, ECO 201, ECO 202, ECO 211*, ECO 245, POS 105, POS 111, POS 125, POS 205, POS 215, POS 225

GT-SS2:

GEO 105, GEO 106

GT-SS3:

AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 102*, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 225, ANT 250*, COM 220, CRJ 110, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 231*, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, PSY 265, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200, WST 225*, WST 240*, WST 249*

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours gtPathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1, SC2)

GT-SC1:

AGY 240, ANT 111, AST 101, AST 102, BIO 104, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, BIO 208*, BIO 220, BIO 221, BIO 224, CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 105*, CHE 111, CHE 112, ENV 101, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEY 111, GEY 112, GEY 135, MET 150, NRE 251*, PHY 105, PHY 107*, PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 211, PHY 212, SCI 155, SCI 156

GT-SC2

AST 155*, BIO 103, BIO 116*, ENV 110*, GEY 108, SCI 105*

Students choosing to take SCI 155 must also take SCI 156 to satisfy this requirement.

Additional Required Courses

Eighteen (18) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II: SS3

3

Three (3) additional GT-SS3 Sociology courses

9

Electives

Six-seven (6-7) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ETH 200

Introduction to Ethnic Studies: SS3

3

FOL

Any Foreign Language

5

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

PSY 102

General Psychology II: SS3

3

SOC 201

Introduction to Gerontology

3

SOC 205

Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

3

SOC 215

Contemporary Social Problems: SS3

3

SOC 216

Sociology of Gender: SS3

3

SOC 218

Sociology of Diversity: SS3

3

SOC 220

Sociology of Religion: SS3

3

SOC 223

Chicanos in a Changing Society

3

SOC 231

The Sociology of Deviant Behavior: SS3

3

SOC 237

Sociology of Death & Dying: SS3

3

Additional Sociology courses beyond the 5 courses (15 credit hours) identified above may not count toward the Sociology major at the receiving 4-year institution.

Total Credit Hours

60