May 29, 2023  
2020-2021 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
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Program Faculty
Interim Associate Dean - Mequette Sorenson
Professors - Deidre Tyler, Spencer Blake
Assistant Professors - Zendina Mostert, Daniel Poole, Katherine Demong, James Singer

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 Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

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.


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.


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.


Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged and to participate with society.


General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 1 course

American Institutions (AI) 1 course

Institutional Requirements

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course

Communication (CM) 1 course

International & Global (IG) 1 course

Distribution Areas

Select 1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as a Diversity (DV)


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

Elective Courses (21 credits)


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

MATH 1010  may apply toward the 15 credits of electives.

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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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