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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Sociology

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Associate of Arts | SOCI.AA | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 24.0199
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Program Description

The General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Sociology program is a recommended program of study for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Graduates of the Sociology Concentration will be able to:

  • Cultivate familiarity with the major concepts, historical origins, empirical findings, and foundational theoretical perspectives of sociology: Conflict Theory, Interactionism, Structural Functionalism, and Feminist Theory
  • Apply the scientific method as a basis for engaging in critical thinking and understanding sociological phenomena such as changes in the economy, demographics, stratification, and mobility, etc.
  • Use sociological terminology appropriately in oral and written communication
  • Use relevant technology to complete sociological projects, research and assignments that focus on trends related to collective human behavior
  • Work productively with individuals from varying subpopulations, including those from diverse socioeconomic and racial/ethnic backgrounds
  • Discuss ethical issues in sociological research

Sequence of Study - Sociology Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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