2018-2019 Catalog

Sociology, Associate of Arts

The discipline of Sociology is an exciting field of study that offers the opportunity to learn about the human experience and its connection to individuals and an increasingly globalized world. The Associate degree in Sociology with a Sociology emphasis is intended for students with a wide variety of interests, including inequality, race, gender, immigration, culture, education, poverty, crime, law, business, journalism, and politics. It is also designed for transfer to other university programs around the country. The concepts and skills students learn encourage critical thinking and emphasize the link between sociological principles and their application in students’ lives, future careers, and the real world more generally. Students will learn how social problems are constructed, recognize the interrelation of individual behavior and societal trends, and evaluate and make arguments concerning issues in and beyond the United States. A student who obtains an Associate’s degree in Sociology may find employment in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in a wide variety of capacities. For example, graduates may work as a caseworker for children and victims of abuse or neglect, an academic mentor (such as through AmeriCorps), a paralegal or lawyer, in immigration services, an instructor/professor at a college or university, a news reporter, a researcher, as a public or human relations specialist, a librarian, or in marketing development. Students intending to work in Sociology will need at least an Associate’s degree.  There are careers for Sociology graduates available in Sweetwater County, Wyoming and nationwide.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

3

SOC 1100SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND ISSUES

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

3

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16
Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:
  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251), or American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • MATH 1400 can be replaced with MATH 1000, depending on transfer course credits.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    SOC 1080INTRO TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

    3

    PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

    4

    COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

    3

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    BIOL 1003CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY

    4

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    SOC 2200SOCIOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

    3

    SOC 2325MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

    3

    COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

    3

    COMM 2110NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

    3

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Major Area Course can be fulfilled by World Culture (ANTH 2200),Introduction to Mass Media (COMM 1000), Gender, Communication & Culture (COMM 2135), Criminology (CRMJ 2400), Women In Literature (ENGL 2250), Introduction to American Environmental History (HIST 1410), or Internship: Sociology (SOC 2470). See advisor to choose appropriate course.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    SOC 2350RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS

    3

    ANTH 1200INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    3

    STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

    4

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    6

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Major Area Course can be fulfilled by World Culture (ANTH 2200),Introduction to Mass Media (COMM 1000), Gender, Communication & Culture (COMM 2135), Criminology (CRMJ 2400), Women In Literature (ENGL 2250), Introduction to American Environmental History (HIST 1410), or Internship: Sociology (SOC 2470). See advisor to choose appropriate course.

  • Total Credit Hours: 64