Sociology

Sociology

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

Recommended basic skills standards are

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.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

or

 

 

HIS 265

Writing About History: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three-four (3-4) credit hours

Arts and Humanities

Nine (9) credit hours.

History

Three (3) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - One GT Pathways History course (HI1)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1)

Additional Required Courses

Eighteen (18) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

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 gtPathways Sociology courses (SS3)

9

Electives

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

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

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 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 231

The Sociology of Deviant Behavior: SS3

3

SOC 237

Sociology of Death & Dying: SS3

3

Total Credit Hours

60

Additional information available on the Sociology Department website at www.ppcc.edu/soc.