Sociology

Associate in Arts

Sociology

The Sociology option prepares students to pursue a degree in sociology or a related field. Careers open to sociology graduates include the fields of education, social services, urban affairs, urban planning, criminology and the law. Some of these careers require a master's degree. This program can be earned part-time and can lead to a baccalaureate degree at four-year institutions.

For more information, contact area coordinator, Heather Boone, at (609) 343-4934 or hboone@atlantic.edu.

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Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Describe and apply sociological perspectives and theories in explaining social behaviors, issues and institutions;
  • Describe processes and methods of sociological research, including its strengths and limitations;
  • Recognize, identify, and describe societal and group influences on individual attitudes, beliefs and behaviors;
  • Describe the significance of one’s membership within various sociological categories based on culture, race, gender, class, sexuality, age and disability.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 45 credits  
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
    COMM120-Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
    General Education Science (life science) course (Choose a BIOL course)
4
    General Education Mathematics or General Education Science course
4
Social Science (6 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
    Choose: ANTH103, GEOG102, GEOG110 or PSYC110
3
Humanities (9 credits)  
    Choose: ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214
3
    Select one of the following Foreign Language Sequences (2 courses)*
  • SPAN111 and SPAN112
  • FREN111 and FREN112
  • ITAL111 and ITAL112
6
History (6 credits)  

    Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

6
Diversity (3 credits)  
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology  
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
PROGRAM COURSES - 12 credits  
    SOCL200-Contemporary Social Problems
3
    Choose three: ANTH103, GEOG102, GEOG201, HSRV115, SOCL110, SOCL202, SOCL204, SOCL206, SOCL207, SOCL221

9

 

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
12
Liberal Arts Electives - 3 credits
Choose 3 credits from the following 200-level courses alphas: ARTS, COMM, DANC, ECON, ENGL, HIST, HUMT, PSYC, SOCL, and THEA
3
Technological Competency: 0-3 Credits 
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
60
(SOCL) EFFECTIVE FALL 2019  
*Courses must be taken in a progressive sequence in one language. Students should check transferability. Students may also take a CLEP test to fulfill this requirement.

Recommended sequence of courses:

Course Code Course Name Course Credits

First semester – (16 credits)

ENGL101

Composition I

3

MATH220

Statistical Methods

4

SOCL101

Principles of Sociology

3

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

3

Choose

SPAN111, FREN111, or ITAL111

3

Second semester (16 credits)

ENGL102

Composition II

3

PSYC101

General Psychology

3

Choose

ANTH103, GEOG102, GEOG110 or PSYC110

3

Choose

General Education Science course  (BIOL)

4

Choose

SPAN112, FREN112, or ITAL112

3

Third semester (16 credits)

COMM120

Public Speaking

3

Gen Ed

Mathematics or Science course

4

SOCL200

Contemporary Social Problems

3

Choose

ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

3

Choose

200-level Liberal Arts Elective

3

Fourth semester (12 credits)

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

3

Choose three

ANTH103, GEOG102, GEOG201, HSRV115, SOCL110, SOCL202, SOCL204, SOCL206, SOCL207 or SOCL221

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