2019-2020 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 of Arts degree in Sociology 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

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

3

APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

3

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 1000 or higher.
  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • Humanities: Students may select from ASL 1200, ASL 1220, ART 1000, COMM 1000, COMM 1030, COMM 1040, COMM 1050, COMM 2090, COMM 2270, ENGL 2250, ENGL 2470, SPAN 1010, SPAN 1020, SPAN 2030, SPAN 2040.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    LAB SCIENCE

    4

    HUMANITIES

    3

    APPLIED ARTS ELECTIVE

    3

    SOC 1100SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND ISSUES

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

    4

    BUSINESS ELECTIVE

    3

    ANTH 1100BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    4

    OR

    LAB SCIENCE

    4

    SOC 2350RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS

    3

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Business (or Technology): Students may select from BADM 1000; CMAP 1200, 1705, 1750, 1800, 1860, 1905, 2630; ECON 1010, 1020. Students may also opt to explore via a Topics course (any 2490 or other topics designation).
  • Lab Science: Students may select from BIOL 1010/11, CHEM 1000/01, GEOL 1000/01, PHYS 1050/51 to fulfill this requirement.
  • Major Area Course: Students may select from SOC 1080, 1500, 2095, 2200, 2325, 2470 to fulfill this requirement.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    CRMJ 2400CRIMINOLOGY

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    6

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Major Area Courses

    4-6

    Total Credit Hours:16-18

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Social Science (9 hours), Sociology (3 hours), Sociology or Social Work (4-6 hours): There are many options for all of these within ANTH, PSYC, POLS, HIST, CRMJ, SOC and SOWK. Please see your advisor for recommended choices.

     

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    Total Credit Hours: 64