Sociology - Option

Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts

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.

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

    Choose COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or 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)  
    Choose PSYC101-General Psychology or PSYC135-Child Psychology
3
    Choose ANTH103, ECON110, GEOG102, GEOG110, GOVT101, GOVT110 or PSYC110
3
Humanities (9 credits)  

    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

3
    General Education Humanities course
3
    Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214
3
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 or SOCL221

9

 

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
13
Liberal Arts Electives - 6 credits
6
Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
63
(SOCL) EFFECTIVE FALL 2013  

Recommended sequence of courses:

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

ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

3

Second semester (16 credits)

ENGL102

Composition II

3

Choose

PSYC101 or PSYC135

3

Choose

ANTH103, ECON110, GEOG102, GEOG110, GOVT110 or PSYC110

3

Choose

General Education Science course  (BIOL)

4

Choose

General Education Humanities course

3

Third semester (16 credits)

Choose

COMM110 or COMM120

3

Gen Ed

Mathematics or Science course

4

SOCL200

Contemporary Social Problems

3

Choose

ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

3

Choose

Liberal Arts Elective

3

Fourth semester (15 credits)

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, HIST104

3

Choose

Liberal Arts Elective

3

Choose three

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

9