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Sociology

 
Option offered through the Liberal Arts

Sociology is the scientific study of human society and social interaction. This program helps students understand and use sociological tools and insights to work effectively in a diverse society. The program is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Sociology or other related fields.
 
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
 
  • Identify basic sociological concepts and theories.
  • Describe and explain social, cultural and global variations
  • Apply sociological theories to the analysis of social institutions that influence human behavior.
  • Analyze sociological problems and generate solutions. 
  • Evaluate methods used in sociological research and assess a published report.
  • Incorporate sociological knowledge and research findings into written and oral presentations.
 
Search for courses in the online course catalog.

Curriculum

First Year

First Semester

SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology
ENG 101 - English Comp I
MAT 119 - Algebra
HIS 101 - Intro to Western Civilization I
Modern Language

Second Semester

ENG 102 - English Comp II
HIS 102 - Intro to Western Civilization II
SOC 102 - Social Problems OR
SOC 203 - International Social Problems
PSY 101 - General Psychology
MAT 127 - Elementary Statistics
Modern Language

Second Year

Third Semester

ENG 128 - The Dynamics of Communication OR
ENG 129 - Public Speaking
CIS 100 - Intro to Computer Applications
SOC 273 - Marriage & Family
Lab Science
FIA 108 - Art Appreciation OR any accepted Humanity elective

Fourth Semester

SOC 206 - Minorities in American Life strong>OR
SOC 207 - Social Inequality strong>OR
SOC 219 - Gender and Work
SOC Elective: Students can choose one course from the following list: SOC 103, SOC 203, SOC 204, SOC 206, SOC 207,SOC 209, SOC 215, SOC 219
SOC 213 - Social Research Methods
GOV 201 - American Govt and Politics
200-Level Humanities Elective
Open Elective

Open Elective (select from following):
ENG 205, ENG 207, ACC 103,
AST 101,102, ECO 201, 202, URS 101,
MAT 125, 144, GEO 201, PSY 102, 205, 207, 208, 211, 212, 218, 219, PHY 102, 105, PHY 111, FIA 108, 111, EGG 111, 251, BUS 101, 105, 107, HIS 201, 202,
CRJ 101, 206, CHE 106, 124, TRN 101, Modern Languages, GOV 202, 215, 216, 205, BIO 103, 104, 109, 118, CSC 100, 231, EIP 201, CIS 101, 111, COM 101, 102, 105, 108, 214, 215, 112

Career Options

Graduates can transfer to a four-year degree program, majoring in the Social Sciences or Liberal Arts, or other areas of interest and are eligible to take advantage of articulation agreements UNION County College has with four-year colleges and universities. See a transfer counselor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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