Sociology

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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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:

Approved GT-CO3 course*

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, or SS3)

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3)

Suggested Courses

GT-SS1

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science: SS1

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

GT-SS2

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GT-SS3

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II: SS3

3

GT-HI1

HIS 201

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

HIS 202

U.S. History since the Civil War: HI1

3

HIS 247

20th Century World History: HI1

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Electives

Twenty-three (23) 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

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

 

Any Foreign Language

5

Total Credit Hours

60