Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges
Sociology is the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. The transfer major in sociology has been designed to provide students with a foundation in the concepts of sociology, the social sciences, and liberal arts/humanities. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major in sociology, or a related field.
Transfer Institutions: Iowa State University, State University of Iowa, Northern Iowa University, Mount Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, University of Dubuque, and Upper Iowa University. Some of these institutions may have additional requirements. Please see your advisor for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Sociology Transfer Major program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of sociological concepts, models, theories, paradigms.
- Identify sociology’s influence on the behavioral sciences.
- Evaluate social situation’s influence on an individuals’ perceptions and behavior.
- Analyze behavioral science methods.
- Describe political perspectives and influence on social problems.
- Analyze history, trends, and roots of social problems and family.
Take the following courses:
Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major
Select a Social Psychology course (3 credits)
General Education Requirements
Communications (9 credits required)
Select a Composition I course (3 credits)
Select a Composition II course (3 credits)
Select a Speech course (3 credits)
Arts and Humanities (9 credits required)
Select a Literature course (3 credits)
Select a Humanities course (3 credits)
Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)
Cultural Historical Perspectives (6 credits)
Select a Western Perspectives course (3 credits)
Select a Language or Intercultural Perspectives course (3 credits)
Mathematics and Natural Sciences (8 credits required)
Math requirements are met through the discipline requirements for the Sociology Transfer Major.
Select a Life Sciences course (4 credits)
Select a Physical Sciences course (4 credits)
Computer Skills (3 credits required)
Students may choose to demonstrate computer skills proficiency by exam and complete an elective in lieu of a computer skills course.
Select a Computer Skills course (3 credits)
Electives (up to 9 credits required)
Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Arts degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 4 credit hours in SDV courses and 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AA.
Sociology Transfer Major, AA: 62 credits total
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