The HCC Sociology Associate in Arts degree pathway is for students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in sociology or a related degree at a university. Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior in society. Sociology associate students will examine a wide range of human interactions, including marriage and family, crime and deviance, culture and social change, group processes and interactions having to do with class, race and gender; diversity and globalization, social stratification and mobility and social movements.
Program courses will help develop the student’s ability to examine the broader connections between personal life, public issues and social structure. Many university programs require the completion of specific courses prior to acceptance. It is the student's responsibility to contact the institution to ensure transferability.
Please note only 60 of these credits are needed for AA degree completion. For each pathway, IDS 2891 is a degree requirement, and for most of the pathways, SLS 1106 is required for first-time-in-college students. CGS 2100 may be able to be tested out for no credit. Consult an academic advisor with questions related to pathways and course planning.
This pathway is for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in sociology.
YEAR I – First Semester
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†SLS 1106 First Year Experience Orientation - 3 cr.
Biological Science General Education with lab - 4 cr.
†Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
†ENC 1102 English Composition II - 3 cr.
†MGF 1106 Topics in Mathematics - 3 cr.
†SPC 1608 Public Speaking - 3 cr.
*†SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
†AMH 2020 Modern American History
†POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
†ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology
PSY 2010, General Psychology - 3 cr.
†CGS 2100 Computer Information Technology and Literacy - 3 cr.
†STA 2023 Elementary Statistics - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
†CHM 1020C Chemistry and Society - 3 cr.
†HUM 2210 World Humanities: Prehistory to Early Modern - 3 cr.
†PHI 1600 Ethics
†REL 2300, Introduction to Religion - 3 cr.
*†SYG 2010 Social Problems - 3 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
†IDS 2891 Connections - 3 cr.
†POS 1001 Introduction to Political Science
†EUH 2000, The Western World: Origins to Early Modern Europe - 3 cr.
*†SYG 2012 Introduction to Globalization or *†SYG 2430, Marriage and Family - 3 cr.
**Elective - 3 cr.
**Select 3 credit hours from the following elective course options:
AFA 1001 Introduction to Black Culture - 3 cr.
†ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology - 3 cr.
†BSC 1025C Nutrition and Drugs - 3 cr.
†CCJ 1010 Introduction to Criminology - 3 cr.
†HUM 2230 World Humanities: Early Modern to the Contemporary - 3 cr.
HUM 2410 Asian Humanities - 3 cr.
HUM 2420 African Humanities - 3 cr.
HUM 2461 Latin-American Humanities - 3 cr.
MAN 2604 Intercultural Relations in Business - 3 cr.
†MUL 1010 Introduction to Music - 3 cr.
†PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy - 3 cr.
†PHI 1600 Ethics - 3 cr.
†PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr.
†REL 2300 Introduction to Religion - 3 cr.
SOP 1740 Feminine Psychology - 3 cr.
†SYG 2430 Marriage and Family - 3 cr.
SYG 2930 Selected Topics in Sociology - 3 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.