Sociology: AA Degree
The Associate of Arts degree in Sociology is designed for transfer to the Sociology bachelor’s degree at all Arizona public universities. Students completing this degree will transfer 61–64 credits to all Arizona public universities. Requirements differ significantly among state universities. Students should see an advisor to plan their program of study to avoid transfer difficulties.
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.
· Define and apply key terms, concepts and theories of sociology
· Describe the sociological imagination as it relates to everyday life
· Apply critical thinking skills to understanding sociological research and theoretical inference building
· Explain the influence of race, gender, culture, and social stratification on social issues
· Demonstrate an understanding of research methods used in the field of sociology
Minimum credit hours required: 62
AGEC-A Requirements: 35 credit hours
See General Education Courses that can be used to satisfy AGEC requirements.
ENG 101¹ College Composition I (3)
ENG 102¹ College Composition II (3)
MAT 142¹ College Mathematics (3) or a higher course selected from the approved AGEC courses in the Mathematics category.
Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved General Education courses in the Arts/Humanities category.
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6–9)
Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved General Education courses in the Social/Behavioral Sciences category.
Physical/Biological Sciences (8-10)
Any two courses may be taken from the General Education courses in the Physical/Biological Sciences category.
General Education Options (0–6)²
Courses may be selected from the above categories or from the Options category.
Degree Core Requirements: 27
Required: 10 credit hours
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 215 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)
SOC 250¹ Contemporary Social Problems (4)
Required: 9 credit hours
Select three Elective courses from the following:
SOC 130 Human Sexuality (3)
SOC 140 Marriage & the Family in Cont. Am (3)
SOC 210 Sociology of Gender (3)
SOC 230 Sociology of Media and Film (3)
PSY 230¹ Introduction to Statistics (3)
Language: 8 credit hours
Two semesters of any natural human language other than English, including American Sign Language³ .
¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
² 0–6 hours may be taken in the Options category as needed to complete the minimum 35 hours required for the AGEC.
³ If the student has satisfied the language requirement through an approved proficiency exam, s/he can select up to 9 additional credit hours in psychology or 9 credit hours toward a minor area of study in psychology, political science, administration of justice, or education.
This catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication. All information is subject to change without notice, obligation, or liability.