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11/15/2021 2:31:10 PM

Sociology/Social Work, Associate in Arts

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

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHL 103Ethics

3

OR

other General education/Humanities

3 credits

 

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3

 

MAT 102Liberal Arts Mathematics #

3

OR

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4

 

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

OR

BIS 108Biology of Humans

3

 

PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy

3

OR

other General education/Humanities

3 credits

 

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3

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

OR

ANT 103Cultural Anthropology

3

 

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3

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):

See Associate in Arts Graduation Requirements: http://triton.smartcatalogiq.com/2021-2022/Triton-College-Catalog/Arts-and-Sciences-Programs/Associate-in-Arts/Associate-in-Arts-Degree-Requirements

See SOC course descriptions; PSY course descriptions.

Chairperson: Daniele Manni, Ext. 3301