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Sociology/Social Work, Associate in Arts

Curriculum BES.SWK.AA (U224A44)

Triton provides students the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the discipline of Sociology and the applied field of Social Work. A student planning to transfer to a four-year school and major in Sociology or Social Work can meet most, if not all, of the general education requirements and some of the major requirements for those two areas. The specific major field courses completed will be determined by whether the student plans to major in Sociology or Social Work.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Sociology) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • identify assumptions underlying theoretical arguments;
  • analyze assumptions underlying particular research methodologies;
  • recognize alternative viewpoints on social scientific issues;
  • apply the sociological imagination to the intersection of biography and history within social structures;
  • explain basic concepts such as culture, roles, norms and social institutions;
  • describe relationships between culture and social structure;
  • relate how demographic and other social changes affect social structures and individuals;
  • demonstrate the effects of social institutions and their interactions on individuals;
  • summarize how societal and structural factors influence individual behavior and the self's development; and
  • distinguish how personal and cultural values result from and affect social processes.

Sociology

Semester One:

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Electives

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Semester Two:

ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits

Social Work or Behavioral Science electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Three:

Social Work or Behavioral Science electives

6 credits

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-4 credits

General education/Mathematics

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Semester Four:

Sociology electives

10 credits

Social Work or Behavioral Science electives

3 credits

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Electives: It is recommended that students select the remaining courses from their major area of study with a counselor.

Recommended Sociology Electives

(10 semester credits)
SOC 120 #Social Patterns of Courtship & Marriage

3 credits

SOC 131Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 175Introduction to Social Work

3 credits

SOC 180Human Sexuality

3 credits

SOC 210 #Sociology of Leadership

3 credits

SOC 225 #Racial & Cultural Minorities

3 credits

SOC 231 #Analysis of Juvenile Delinquency

3 credits

Social Work

Recommended Electives for Social Work

(3 to 9 semester credits)
SOC 131Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 175Introduction to Social Work

3 credits

SOC 180Human Sexuality

3 credits

Recommended Behavioral Science Electives

(6 semester credits)
PSY 201 #Introduction to Social Psychology

3 credits

PSY 234 #Abnormal Child & Adolescence Psychology

3 credits

PSY 238 #Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

Recommended Social Work Electives

(10 semester credits)
ECO 102Macroeconomics

3 credits

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

SOC 131Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 175Introduction to Social Work

3 credits

SOC 180Human Sexuality

3 credits

General education requirements:

AA degree

Total Credit Hours:37-40

Sociology/Social Work courses or other electives for AA degree

Total Credit Hours:20-23

See SOC course descriptions; PSY course descriptions.

Chairperson: Victor McCullum, Ext. 3311

General Education electives must be selected from the AA Degree Requirements and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative for graduation if planning to transfer within Illinois. Students are required to select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts, a Physical and a Life Science, and courses in Social and Behavior Sciences from at least two disciplines*. See catalog with AA Degree Requirements for required hours and number of courses in each discipline.

*discipline: a subject or field of activity, for example, an academic subject