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Sociology

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students transferring into the following 4-year programs.

Interim Dean: Dr. Michael Vitale

Sociology is the systematic study of human society and social institutions. As a social science, it has developed broad perspectives and formulated methods of social investigation based on sound scientific theories. Sociology begins for the most part with the assumption that we are inherently social animals shaped by our social environment and that individual behavior results from the social constraints found in every society. The social institutions such as family, religion, politics, education, sports, media, and health care are complex creations which must be investigated and understood in order to function properly and for the good of all. To study sociology is to study all of the histories, complexities, intricacies of society in general and the interaction between people and these institutions in particular. Sociologists and those utilizing sociological knowledge and methodologies are in a position to contribute to society by developing and enriching their own personal and professional life. Sociology can provide the necessary foundation to those aspiring to pursue a career in the field of public administration, private and public enterprises, human relations, community development, social work, education, child care and law.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra* or  
MATH0115 Statistics*/#
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements
(9 credit hours from at least 3 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
HIST0104 United States to 1877 or
HIST0105 United States Since 1877
3
PHIL0206 Ethics*
3
  Humanities Core Elective
(Art, Literature, Music or Theatre [Performance courses are excluded)
3
Total
9
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)
PSYC0101 Psychology*
3
SOSO0107 Sociology
3
Total
6
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirements (lecture with lab)
  Natural or Physical Science Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Foreign Language Requirement:
  Foreign Language Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Total General Education Requirements
38-41
 
Technical Requirements (Select 19-22 additional credits from the following)
ANTH0100 General Anthropology
3
ANTH0105 Archaeology
3
ANTH0106 Native American Indians
3
ECON0201 Introduction to Macroeconomics
3
SOSC0103 Introduction to Social Science
3
SOSC0108 Sociology of the Family
3
SOSC0109 Diversity Studies*
3
GEOG 0101 Geography
3
SOSC0134 Criminology*
3
SOSC0215 Introduction to Human Services
3
SOSC0207 Urban Sociology*
3
SOSC0209 Social Problems*
3
Total
19-22
   
Total hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Sociology Degree
60-66

*See course description for prerequisite.
#Depending on University transfer