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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Sociology
Major: 8119
Effective Term: 2024 Fall   
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 45.1101
Program Availability: CG   EM   GC   MC   PC   PV   RS   SC   SM  
Instructional Council: Sociology
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
21-1099.00 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
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, and Career Counselors and Advisors
21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
13-1041.03 Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
13-1161.00 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
13-1161.01 Search Marketing Strategists
11-2011.00 Advertising and Promotions Managers
13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists
11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers
27-3031.00 Public Relations Specialists
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 Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
15-2041.00 Statisticians
13-2099.01 Financial Quantitative Analysts
23-1011.00 Lawyers
25-1081.00 Education Teachers, Postsecondary

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))
11. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field. (FYE101, FYE103)
Required Courses
FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1) OR
FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3) 1-3

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
Credits: 10-12

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 25, 2024

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