2020-2021 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 HIST 1211, HIST 1221, HIST 1251, or POLS 1000.
  • Students transferring to University of Wyoming may take MATH 1000; students transferring out of state must take MATH 1400 or above (unless MATH 1000 is verified as transferable).
  • 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, or any course noted in footnote 6 may fulfill this requirement.
  • 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

    APPROVED ELECTIVE

    3

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3

    SOC 2350RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS

    3

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Elective courses must be 1000 level or higher.
  • Social Science course: Students may select from ANTH 1200, ANTH 2000, ANTH 2200, ANTH 2210, PSYC 1000, POLS 1000, POLS 1200, HIST 1211, HIST 1221, HIST 1251, HIST 1290, or any course in footnotes 11 and 12 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

    APPROVED ELECTIVE

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    6

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    3

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    3

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Elective courses must be 1000 level or higher.
  • Social Science: Students may select from HIST 2030, 2060, 2080, 2290, 2310, 2455; POLS 2000, 2128, 2250, 2310, 2380; CRMJ 1015, 1550, 2120, 2150, or any course noted in footnote 9 and 12 to fulfill this requirement.
  • Social Science: Students may select from CRMJ 1255; PSYC 2080, 2210, 2250, 2300, 2340, 2380, 2485, 2500; SOWK 2000, 1001, 2200, 2300, 2500, 2645, or any course noted in footnote 9 and 11 to fulfill this requirement.
  • Sociology or Social Work: Students may select from SOC 1080, 1500, 2095, 2200, 2325, 2470; SOWK 1001, 2000, 2200, 2300, 2500, 2645 to fulfill this requirement.

     

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    Total Credit Hours: 64