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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Sociology: AS


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Associate of Science l 61 credits minimum

Psychology and Sociology Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, AAB 165
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957- 4327

www.slcc.edu/sociology
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

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.

1 - Substantive Knowledge
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 - Communicate Effectively
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 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
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 - Think Critically
Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged and to participate with society. 5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


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

Note:


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

Note:


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

Sample Schedule


Total: 15


Total: 16


Fall Semester


  • SOC ELEC 3
  • Distribution (2) 6
  • ELEC (2) 6

Total: 15


Spring Semester


  • SOC ELEC 3
  • Distribution (2) 6
  • ELEC (2) 6

Total: 15


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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