ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS MAJOR: SOCIOLOGY
The Lane College Sociology AA program mission is to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions. It also provides students with credentials for acceptance to BA degree programs.
- To acquaint the student with the major sociological concepts, theories, perspectives, methods, and knowledge, including culture, social structure, interaction, and change.
- To foster the student’s sociological imagination, the exploration of the relationship between an individual and the wider domestic as well as global society, including past and present social events.
- To further develop the student’s critical-thinking ability, which enables him/her to draw inferences from theories and data, recognize unstated assumptions, deduce conclusions from available information, and interpret and weigh evidence as to whether the conclusions drawn are correct. Students will also be able to evaluate the strengths of comparable arguments, apply sociological knowledge to new problems, read and interpret tables of data and graphs, and recognize the strengths and limitations of both quantitative and qualitative data.
Students graduating with a 2.0 GPA or better will be able to:
- Critically assess cultural and social developments at the and global levels;
- Successfully secure employment in entry-level positions; and
- Successfully apply for admission to BA degree programs.
SOCIOLOGY COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
SOC 131-Introduction to Sociology
SOC 132-Social Stratification and Inequality
SOC 136-Social Problems
SOC 232-SOC Psych
SOC 248-Social Organizations
Students must complete (2) courses from following list:
EDU 230-Foundations of Education
PSY 130-Introduction to Psychology
PSY 230-Human Growth and Development
General Education requirement for AA degree
Sociology Courses or electives for AA degree