Sociology, Associate in Arts (AA)
Sociology is the study of society and everyday life, and as such, looks at a wide range of topics concerning social structure and human behavior. Sociological theories and methods can be applied to studying virtually any aspect of social life: culture and technology; crime and deviance; politics and economics; the self and socialization; family and group dynamics; class, race and gender; social movements and social change.
Sociology is a dynamic discipline that is particularly well suited to understanding the nature of social reality, and addressing issues in an evolving and complex contemporary world. The Sociology major is designed to provide a strong foundation for students interested in learning the basic tools of sociology, including social theories and research methods, and how to apply them to an analysis of practically any area of social life. Sociology provides a broad foundation that prepares students for a variety of career paths
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- One of the following three General Education options:
- OPTION 1: A minimum of 18 units of SBCC General Education Requirements (Areas A-D) and Institutional Requirements (Area E) and Information Competency Requirement (Area F) OR
- OPTION 2: IGETC Pattern OR
- OPTION 3: CSU GE Breadth Pattern
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A minimum of 12 units through SBCC.
|SOC 101||Introduction To Sociology||3-4|
|or SOC 101H||Introduction to Sociology, Honors|
|Complete two courses from the following:||6|
|Sociology of Deviance|
|Complete three courses not used above from the following:||9-11|
|Introduction To Cultural Anthropology|
|Marriage, Family and Intimacy|
|Sociology of Deviance|
|Racism in America|
or ETHS 107
|Racism In America|
|Sociology Of Sex and Gender|
|Introduction To Social Research|
|Media, Culture and Society|
|Introduction to Social Work|
|Introduction to Statistics in Sociology|
or MATH 117
or PSY 150
|Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences|
|Introduction to Women's Studies|
|Introduction to Ethics|
or PHIL 101H
|Introduction To Ethics, Honors|
|History of the U.S. to 1877|
|History of the U.S. Since 1865|
or HIST 102H
|History Of The U.S. Since 1865, Honors|
|American Government And Politics|
- Explain the major theoretical perspectives in sociology and apply them to the analysis of social phenomena.
- Describe the key concepts associated with one or more substantive areas of the discipline, and apply them to an analysis of social phenomena.
- Analyze the role of social forces in shaping the individual.
- Explain how individuals create and sustain society through collective action.
- Define the role of social institutions in society.
- Explain how structures and processes of social inequality across such dimensions as class, race and gender influence the life experiences of individuals.
- Utilize a variety of research methods to collect data and to produce original written work, according to social scientific standards.
- Discuss the ethical standards that guide research in the social sciences.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.