SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Sociology AS

Associate Of Science
61 credits minimum

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Program Description

Sociology is concerned with social causes and consequences of human behavior. Subject matter ranges from the family to deviant behavior, gender to social problems, divisions of race, ethnicity and class to shared beliefs of a common culture. A degree in sociology will prepare students for degrees/careers in the social sciences, law, business and other professions. Social work students are also encouraged to take courses in sociology in order to establish a strong theoretical base. A recommended course of study is listed below.

The Sociology Department offers individual courses in sociology as well as a two-year AS degree with an emphasis in sociology.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing (EN) 3 A WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing (EN) 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics 3 A RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) 3 Credits from one of the following

Course

Title

Credits

Semester 

Prerequisite

ECON 1740 Econ History of US 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
HIST 1700 American Civilization 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
POLS 1100 US Govt & Politics 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

Biological Science (BS) 3-4
Fine Arts (FA) 3-4
Humanities (HU) 3
Interdisciplinary (ID) 3
Social Science (SS) 3
Physical Science (PS) 3

Required Courses: (6 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

SOC 1010

Intro Sociology (SS)

3

A

SOC 2370

Gender in America (SS, Div)

3

F, Sp

ENGL 1010 or placement into ENGL 2010 or higher

OR

SOC 2630

Race/Ethnicity (SS, DV)

3

F, Sp

Note: Students may use SOC 1010 to fill a Major Course Requirement or a General Education Distribution Area in Social Science (SS), but not both.

Program Electives: (Select 6 credits from the following)

Course

Title Credits Semester Prerequisites

SOC 1020

Social Problems (ID)

3

A

 

SOC 1900

Independent Studies

1-2

TBA

SOC 1010
SOC 2370 Gender in Amer (SS, DV) 3 F, Sp ENGL 1010 or placement into ENGL 2010 or higher
SOC 2400 Intermountain West (ID) 3 F, Sp  
SOC 2600 Marriage & Family 3 F, Sp SOC 1010
SOC 2630 Race & Ethnicity (SS, DV) 3 F, Sp  
Note: Students may use Sociology courses to fill Major Course Requirements or General Education Distribution Areas, but not both.

Electives

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

(Complete 15 credits from the following or any college course numbered 1000 or above. MATH 1010 may apply toward the 15 credits if electives)

SOC 1010

Intro to Sociology (SS)

3

A

 

SOC 1020

Social Problems (ID)

3

A

 
SOC 1900 Independent Studies 1-2 TBA SOC 1010
SOC 2370 Gender in Amer (SS, DV) 3 F, Sp SOC 1010 or PSY 1010
SOC 2400 Intermountain West (ID) 3 A  
SOC 2600 Marriage & Family 3 F, Sp SOC 1010
SOC 2630 Race & Ethnicity (SS, DV) 3 F, Sp SOC 1010
SOC 2900 Special Topics 1-3 TBA SOC 1010

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3

ENGL 2010

3

MATH 1040

3

Distribution (2)

6

SOC 1010

3

SOC 2370 or 2630

3

ELEC

3

Student Choice

3

AI

3

HLAC

1

Total

15

Total

16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

SOC ELEC

3

SOC ELEC

3

Distribution (2)

6

Distribution (2)

6

ELEC (2)

6

ELEC (2)

6

Total

15

Total

15


Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

The semesters in which courses are taught are listed above. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire substantive knowledge of sociology.
  • Be prepared for further study in sociology or a related discipline at a four-year college or university.
  • Understand key concepts, theories, terms, definitions, and events, relating to the field of sociology.
  • Understand key concepts, events and theories relating to social institutions, social groups, race, gender, and social stratification.
  • Expose students to the social science methodology and how that is applied to social structure and social environments.

1 – Substantive Knowledge

  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in sociology social institutions, gender, class, race, and other topics of sociology.

2 – Communicate Effectively

  • Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze human behavior, social institutions, gender issues, racial discrimination, and/or other topics in sociology.

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Demonstrate in writing their understanding of key aspects of critical thinking such as claims and evidence analysis, identification of fallacious argumentation, hypotheses, and concepts pertinent to sociology.
4 – Think Critically
  • Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged and to participate with society.
5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
Department Contact Info

Psychology and Sociology Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
CT 254

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4392

Sociology Department website

Academic Advisor
TB 315
801-957-4294

Program Faculty

Professors
Anne Graham
Deidre Tyler

Associate Professors
Spencer Blake

Instructors
Dwight Adams