Humanities & Literature
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Humanities & Literature

Sociology Designation

TOTAL CREDITS
60
CIP:
240101
BANNER:
SOCL
Associate of Arts

Sociology is the scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture. Sociologists study all things human, from the interactions between two people to the complex relationships between nations or multinational corporations. Students who study sociology learn to better understand themselves since sociology examines how the social world influences the way we think, feel, and act. Becoming aware of the social processes that influence the way humans think, feel, and behave enables individuals to shape the social forces they face.

Written Communication

Total Credits 6
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
ENG121ENG1021
English Composition I:GT-CO1 3

Emphasizes planning, writing, and editing/revisions of compositions, coupled with development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (ENG090 AND REA090 or CCR092) (with a “C” grade or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

and

ENG122ENG1022
English Composition II: GT-CO2 3

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or persuasive papers that incorporate research. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO2 category. Prerequisite: ENG1021 (ENG121) (“C” or better) or ACT Writing Score of 26. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

OR you can take ENG1022 (ENG122) and a GT-CO3 course.

Oral Communication

Total Credits 3

Choose one of the following courses.

Course Number Course Title Credits Details
COM115COM1150
Public Speaking 3

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasizes on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

COM125COM1250
Interpersonal Communication: GT-SS3 3

Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social, and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Mathematics

Total Credits 3-4

Take one 3 or 4 credit GT-MA1 course, prefer MAT1260 (MAT135).

Arts and Humanities

Total Credits 9

Take three GT courses from two different areas AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4 categories.

History

Total Credits 3

Take one GT course from the HI1 category

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits 6

Take two GT courses from the SS1, SS2 or SS3 categories.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Total Credits 8

Take two GT courses from the SC1 category. 

Program Requirements

Total Credits 15

Below are the recommended courses for this emphasis. Choose an additional three Sociology courses from the SS3 category.

Course Number Course Title Credits Details
SOC101SOC1001
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3 3

Examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology as well as human culture, social groups, and the social issues of age, gender, class, and race. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (REA090 or CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisite: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121). (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

SOC102SOC1002
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3 3

Examines social institutions and organizations from the macro perspective. Emphasizes issues of social change, demography, social movements, and conflicts and trends within education, religion, family, political, and economic structures. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (REA090 or CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisite: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121) (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Electives

Total Credits 6-7

Consult with a Northeastern Advisor and select the credits based on the specific articulation agreement and transfer institution requirements. The list of approved electives can be found on the Approved A.A.-A.S. Electives page.