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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology AA

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Program Description

“The function of Sociology, as with every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.” - Pierre Bourdieu  

As you complete the coursework required toward an Associate of Arts in Sociology, you will investigate the social structures which guide our individual and collective behaviors.  Topics include the intimate family, the hostile mob, organized crime, religious cults, the divisions of race, gender and social class, the shared beliefs of a common culture, the sociology of work, and the sociology of sports. Because Sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time, it is a rapidly expanding field whose potential is increasingly tapped by those who craft policies and create programs.

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School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Metro Campus:  (918) 595-7064

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the influences and perspectives of the early sociology founders.
  • Explain how class, ethnicity, gender, age, and race influence people’s everyday lives.
  • Apply basic sociological concepts.
  • Apply ethical sociological research methods.
  • Apply sociological theories to social interactions and social structures.
  • Evaluate own ethics and traditions in relation to other’s ethics and cultural traditions.


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Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Sociology Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Humanities 6 hours

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list.

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list. One course must be a laboratory (L) science.

General Education Recommended Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from the list of Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives .

General Education Required Electives 3 hours

Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours: 61

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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