Completion of an Associate of Arts Liberal Arts Degree with an emphasis in Sociology provides a solid foundation to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. Potential career paths for students pursuing a Sociology degree include labor relations specialists, sociologists, and climate change analysts.
SOCI-1301. Introduction to Sociology. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) Core Area 080 This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity and deviance.
SOCI-1306. Social Problems. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) Core Area 080 This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Application of sociological principles and theoretical perspectives to major social problems in contemporary society such as inequality, crime and violence, substance abuse, environmental issues, deviance or family problems.
SOCI-2289. Academic Coop. (2 Credits)
(2-1-4) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in sociology. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions.
SOCI-2301. Marriage and the Family. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) Core Area 080 This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Sociological and theoretical analysis of the structures and functions of the family, the varied cultural patterns of the American family, and the relationships that exist among the individuals within the family, as well as the relationships that exist between the family and other institutions in society.
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- TVCC's AA degrees are fully transferable to public universities in Texas. See an academic advisor or TVCC's university transfer webpage for more information on this transfer opportunity.
- Many of TVCC's AAS degrees lead to an online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree with participating universities. See an academic advisor or the BAAS transfer website for more information on this transfer opportunity.