Feb 27, 2021  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 

Sociology: AS

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Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

Social & Behavioral Sciences Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
AAB 165
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957- 4327
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor AAB 237A, (801) 957-4294

Program Faculty
Professors − Anne Graham, Deidre Tyler
Associate Professors − Spencer Blake
Instructors − Zendina Mostert, Daniel Poole

Program Description
Sociology is concerned with social causes and consequences of human behavior. Subject matter ranges from the family to deviant behavior, gender to social problems, divisions of race, ethnicity and class to shared beliefs of a common culture. A degree in sociology will prepare students for degrees/careers in the social sciences, law, business and other professions. Social work students are also encouraged to take courses in sociology in order to establish a strong theoretical base. A recommended course of study is listed below.

The Sociology Department offers individual courses in sociology as well as a two-year AS degree with an emphasis in sociology.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Acquire substantive knowledge of sociology.

Be prepared for further study in sociology or a related discipline at a fouryear college or university.

Understand key concepts, theories, terms, definitions, and events relating to the field of sociology.

Understand key concepts, events and theories relating to social institutions, social groups, race, gender, and social stratification.

Expose students to the social science methodology and how that is applied to social structure and social environments.

Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in sociology, social institutions, gender, class, race, and other topics of sociology. 2
Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze human behavior, social institutions, gender issues, racial discrimination, and/or other topics in sociology. 3
Demonstrate in writing an understanding of key aspects of critical thinking such as claims and evidence analysis, identification of fallacious argumentation, hypotheses, and concepts pertinent to sociology. 4
Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged and to participate with society. 5

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-5 Credits) from the Following

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits from One of the Following

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Social Science (SS)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3


Students may use SOC 1010  to fill a Major Course Requirement or a General Education Distribution Area in Social Science (SS) , but not both.


Students may use Sociology courses to fill Major Course Requirements or General Education Distribution Areas, but not both.

Graduation Map

Advising Notes:

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

The semesters in which courses are taught are listed above. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

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