Mar 01, 2024
The General Studies Area of Concentration in Sociology program is designed to prepare graduates to transfer to Sociology and Social Sciences-related programs at the bachelor’s degree level. The coursework within the program builds on and reinforces fundamental writing, oral communications, and quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. The program exposes students to theories, concepts, and experiences necessary for success in the workplace, further social science education, and life-long learning. Throughout the curriculum, students will be presented with a wide range of instructional methods and experiences that provide exposure to a solid foundation of the diverse nature of the study of the functioning and interactions of individuals and groups in the systems, institutions, and structures of human society development, structure, and functioning of human society.
Graduates of the Sociology Concentration will be able to:
- Describe the major concepts, historical origins, empirical findings, and foundational theoretical perspectives of sociology, including Conflict Theory, Interactionism, Structural Functionalism, and Feminist Theory.
- Analyze sociological phenomena such as changes in the economy, demographics, stratification, and mobility through the scientific method.
- Use sociological terminology appropriately in oral and written communication.
- Collaborate effectively with individuals from varying subpopulations, including those from diverse socioeconomic and/or racial/ethnic backgrounds.
- Evaluate 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.