Sociology - Option

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 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.

(SOCL-Fall 2020)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Mathematics-Science-Technology

General Education Science (life science) course – Choose a BIOL course

General Education Mathematics or General Education Science course

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Social Science

Choose: ANTH103, GEOG102, GEOG110 or PSYC110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Humanities

Select one of the following Foreign Language Sequences (2 courses)*

  • SPAN111 and SPAN112
  • FREN111 and FREN112
  • ITAL111 and ITAL112

Choose: ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

*Courses must be taken in a progressive sequence in one language. Students should check transferability. Students may also take a CLEP test to fulfill this requirement.

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Foreign Language Sequence Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Foreign Language Sequence Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

History

Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Diversity

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Program Courses

Choose three: ANTH103, GEOG102, GEOG201, HSRV115, SOCL202, SOCL204, SOCL206, SOCL207, SOCL203 or SOCL221

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Liberal Arts Elective

Choose 3 credits from the following 200-level course alphas: ARTS, COMM, DANC, ECON, ENGL, HIST, HUMT, PSYC, SOCL, THEA

Course #
Title
Credits
Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Technological Competency

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, CISM132, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Choose SPAN111, FREN111 or ITAL111

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Second Semester

Choose ANTH103, GEOG102, GEOG110 or PSYC110

Choose General Education Science course  (BIOL)

Choose SPAN112, FREN112 or ITAL112

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Third Semester

Gen Ed Mathematics or Science course

Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose 200-level Liberal Arts Elective

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Fourth Semester

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, HIST104

Choose three ANTH103, GEOG102, GEOG201, HSRV115, SOCL202, SOCL203, SOCL204, SOCL206, SOCL207 or SOCL221

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Overview

Program

Liberal Arts

Type

Associate in Arts