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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Sociology

The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Sociology provides students with the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who intend to earn a bachelor`s degree in Sociology and/or to pursue a graduate degree in Sociology or a related field. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in several areas including social, human, and community services, public relations, marketing, sustainability, human resources, education, community health, public relations, and social science research. With a graduate degree, students can pursue employment in several careers including sociologists, social scientists, sociology professors, lawyers, and statisticians.

Details

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Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Type
Associate Degree
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Sociology (DEG)
Total Credits Required
60-64
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Examine different situations using multiple lenses and sociological theories. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
  • Recognize some of the ways in which individuals` biographies and identities, including our own, are shaped through social institutions, patterns of social inequalities, privileges, cultural practices, and biases. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
  • Explain the uniqueness of sociology as a social science discipline. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
  • Apply the sociological perspective about the social world. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
  • Evaluate the diversity of the US, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, ability, gender, and sexualities, and their place in the global context. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
  • Critically evaluate diverse social, cultural, and political perspectives and ideas using evidence- based data. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], [MA])
  • Communicate in a manner that demonstrates empathy, self-awareness, open mindedness and responsiveness. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
  • Formulate effective and convincing written, oral and visual arguments that integrate sociological evidence. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], [MA], (COM))
  • Employ ethical standards and social responsibility to guide decisions and behaviors. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
  • Locate and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research to analyze social outcomes, behaviors and problems. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], [MA], (COM))
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:9
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3
Complete two (2) courses from the following for a total of six (6) credits:
SOC212Gender and Society3
SOC241Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOC251Social Problems3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6-35
Complete requirements in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Sociology, Bachelor of Science
Related Area Courses:
Complete four (4) courses for a total of twelve (12) credits that transfer to ASU as direct equivalents or departmental electives in the following ASU prefixes: AFR, ASB, CDE, ECN, FAS, GCU, HST, POS, PSY, TCL, and WST. At least two (2) of these courses must have the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] general education designation according to the Course Equivalency Guide on www.aztransfer.com for the semester(s) in which they are taken.
Transfer Plan 2: Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), Sociology, Bachelor of Science
Related Area Courses:
Complete four (4) courses for a total of twelve (12) credits that transfer to ASU as direct equivalents or departmental electives in the following ASU prefixes: ASB, JHR, POS, PSY or additional SOC course(s) not already applied to meet other requirements.
Complete one of the following options before transferring to ASU: Non-English language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV OR two (2) semesters of a current computer language (CSC110 and [CSC200 or CSC205]). Alternatively, students can meet ASU`s Languages and Cultures Requirement after transferring by completing an additional 6 credits of upper-division Global or Cultural courses once at ASU.0-20
Transfer Plan 3: Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), Sociology, Bachelor of Arts
Complete five (5) courses for a total of fifteen (15) credits that transfer to ASU as direct equivalents or departmental electives in the following ASU prefixes: ASB, JHR, POS, or PSY or additional SOC course(s) not already applied to meet other requirements.
Complete one of the following options before transferring to ASU: Non-English language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV OR two (2) semesters of a current computer language (CSC110 and [CSC200 or CSC205]). Alternatively, students can meet ASU`s Languages and Cultures Requirement after transferring by completing an additional 6 credits of upper-division Global or Cultural courses once at ASU.0-20
Transfer Plan 4: Northern Arizona University, Sociology, Bachelor of Arts
Complete one (1) course for a total of three (3) credits that transfers to NAU as a direct equivalent or Departmental Elective in the NAU SOC prefix
MAT206Elements of Statistics3
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 26-35
A single course with an [L], [HU], [SB], [SG], or [SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, and/or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.3
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-6)3-6
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area.3
May be met by MAT206 in Restricted Electives area.
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.6
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0
Met by SOC101 AND (SOC212 or SOC241 or SOC251) in Required Courses area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] or Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area. (4)8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-3
These requirements may be shared with other AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0
 
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Historical [H] or Global [G] area.0-3
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Some courses in this area have [SB] and [L] designations and may also be applied to the corresponding AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
Course Area Key
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.

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