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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Sociology
Major: 8119
First Term: 2020 Fall
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 45.1101
Program Availability: CG   EM   GC   GW   MC   PC   PV   RS   SC   SM  
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
21-1099.00 Community and Social Service Specialist
21-1094.00 Community Health Workers
21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants
11-9151.00 Social and Community Service Managers
21-1012.00 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Advisors
21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Specialist
13-1041.03 Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
13-1161.00 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
13-1161.01 Search Marketing Strategists
11-2011.01 Green Marketers/Sustainability Specialist
13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists
11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers
27-3031.00 Public Relations Manager
19-3022.00 Survey Researchers

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-3041.00 Sociologist
19-3099.00 Social Scientist
15-2041.00 Statisticians
13-2099.01 Financial Quantitative Analysts
23-1011.00 Lawyer
25-1081.00 Post-Secondary Educator

Description: 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.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Examine different situations using multiple lenses and sociological theories. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
2. 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))
3. Explain the uniqueness of sociology as a social science discipline. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
4. Apply the sociological perspective about the social world. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
5. 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))
6. Critically evaluate diverse social, cultural, and political perspectives and ideas using evidence- based data. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], [MA])
7. Communicate in a manner that demonstrates empathy, self-awareness, open mindedness and responsiveness. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
8. Formulate effective and convincing written, oral and visual arguments that integrate sociological evidence. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], [MA], (COM))
9. Employ ethical standards and social responsibility to guide decisions and behaviors. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], (COM))
10. Locate and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research to analyze social outcomes, behaviors and problems. (SOC101, SOC212, SOC241, SOC251, [FYC], [MA], (COM))
Required Courses
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Complete two (2) courses from the following for a total of six (6) credits
SOC212 Gender and Society 3
SOC241 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
SOC251 Social Problems 3

Select one (1) course for a total of three (3) credits that transfers to ASU as a direct equivalent or Departmental Elective in the ASU SOC prefix
Credits: 12

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.