2018-2019

Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts - Sociology

This Option is for those who plan to pursue a B.A. in sociology and enter careers in social work, counseling, and casework at social agencies, government agencies, international public-service agencies, social services, community work, corrections, business, college settings, health services, publishing, and teaching.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives used in sociology.
  • Explain how social institutions affect social lives.
  • Identify the basic methodological approaches of sociological research.
  • Write a paper using American Sociological Association (ASA) format.
  • Analyze factors contributing to social inequality and its consequences.

General Education:

In addition to the program-specific outcomes listed above, students completing the Associate degree programs are required to demonstrate proficiency in the General Education learning outcomes. Specific outcomes may vary by program; please refer to the program requirements below.

 


Note:

It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101.  For a list of WI courses available for registration go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses

Students transferring to William Paterson University must take SO 102, Institutional Racism. All other students, please see Category 8 for other Diversity course choices.


General Education(46 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
SC 103 Nutrition 4
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
SC 105 Astronomy 4
SC 109 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Humanities (9 credits)
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3
History (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (6 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3AND
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
OR
HI 201 U.S. History I 3AND
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3

Option (Sociology)(15 credits)

Code Name Credits
SO 210 Deviance and Social Control 3
Choose three (3) courses from the following
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
SO 105 Social Problems 3
SO 107 Sociology of Aging 3
SO 202 Cultural Anthropology 3
SO 203 Sociology of the Family 3
SO 205 Death and Dying 3
SO 208 Human Sexuality 3
Free Elective (3 credits)
Choose any college level course(s) that totals three (3) credits. 3

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
AE 101 Appreciation of Art OR MU 101 Music Fundamentals OR ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3.0
Laboratory Science Course 4.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Sociology Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3.0
Diversity Course 3.0
History Course 3.0
Sociology Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Fourth Semester Credits
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
SO 210 Deviance and Social Control 3.0
Free Elective 3.0
History Course 3.0
Sociology Course 3.0
Total 15.0