Jul 23, 2024  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, A.A.

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Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology

Students who intend to complete an Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology and transfer to a four-year institution should consult with an Indian Hills Academic Advisor and the four-year institution to determine any additional requirements at the four-year institution.

The Sociology Transfer Major provides an excellent foundation for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to earn a degree with a major in sociology or related field. This curriculum focuses on developing critical thinking skills, gaining insights in human behavior and increasing interpersonal knowledge.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and discover the ability to use sociological imagination and the major classical or contemporary perspectives in social theory to analyze social problems in context, and to generate and evaluate solutions.

  2. Develop critical thinking skills by analyzing and evaluating social, political, and/or cultural arguments across a variety of sociological areas such as inequality, social problems, human sexuality and gender, race, social economics, and social justice.

  3. Examine research methodologies used in social sciences to evaluate the quality and characteristics in sociological research and to evaluate representations of data in public discourse.

  4. Develop an awareness of diversity by analyzing how individuals’ worldviews of different cultural, religious, and political belief systems interpret the world around them through these beliefs.

  5. Develop and construct effective and convincing written and verbal arguments using sociological concepts.

  6. Evaluate how human behavior is shaped through social phenomena, social structures, social processes, social institutions, cultural routines, and socio-political change as it occurs locally and globally.

Preparation for IHCC

Prospective students should have a strong background in reading, writing and listening skills. Students should be emotionally stable.

Recommended Courses

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the sociology program at the institution to which they plan to transfer and work with an IHCC academic counselor to plan a program that meets those requirements.

  • The listed course sequence is provided as a guide only. The term when courses are offered is subject to change during the school year. 
Program Total: 64 Credits

Total: 12 Credits

Term II

Total: 12 Credits

Term III

Total: 9 Credits

Term IV

Total: 12 Credits

Term V

Total: 11 Credits

Term VI

Total: 8 Credits

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