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8/19/2021 12:19:56 PM

Sociology/Social Work, Associate in Arts

Curriculum BES.SWK.AA (U224A44)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

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: 

Upon 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.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

OR

other General education/Humanities

3 credits

 

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

 

MAT 102Liberal Arts Mathematics #

3 credits

OR

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

 

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

OR

BIS 108Biology of Humans

3 credits

 

PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

OR

other General education/Humanities

3 credits

 

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

OR

ANT 103Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

 

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
Program electives

15 credits

Total Credit Hours:15
Program Electives (24):

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education Requirements:

AA degree                                     Subtotal: 37-40

Sociology/Social Work courses or other
electives toward the AA degree    Subtotal: 20-23

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BY DISCIPLINE:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Three courses (nine semester hours), with at least one course from selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts.
  • Social and Behavioral Science: Three courses (nine semester hours), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: One course (three semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Two courses (seven to eight semester hours), with one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences, including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring.

See SOC course descriptions; PSY course descriptions.

Chairperson: Daniele Manni, Ext. 3301