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Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement - AA-DTA Pathway for Sociology
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In today’s globally connected world, employers seek professionals who have the international perspective, knowledge and skills to work effectively across borders, cultures and languages. Between the years of 2010 and 2015, the number of American employers reporting that they depend upon a bilingual workforce more than doubled – learning to communicate in another language will help prepare you to meet this fast-growing demand. Whether you want to work in the U.S. or abroad, learning a language makes you more competitive in the job market, regardless of your career path.
Through the study of language and culture, you will develop your critical thinking and decision-making skills, intercultural understanding, and global awareness. Language students as SCC will find exciting opportunities to connect with native speakers, join language clubs, participate in cultural events on campus and in the community, and to study abroad in Spain.
If you are fascinated by how the mind works, and you like to help people overcome their problems, then psychology could be just the degree for you.
When you study psychology, you examine such things as personality, intelligence, motivation, mental disorders, memory, dreaming, hypnosis and biofeedback. You also explore how people’s everyday experiences affect their family, education, work and play. This pre-major program provides the general education requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university or college.
Whether your goal is to counsel people as a practicing psychologist—or you want to apply your psychology education to a career in business, marketing, social work or other field—this program can lead you to a wide range of career opportunities.
Many people who study psychology go on to pursue careers or additional education in mental health, medicine, social work, public health, teaching or related fields.
History is the study of the past and the way the world and humans have changed over time. The study of history at SCC provides a foundation for those wishing to pursue a career in history or social studies, as well as those planning a future in law, business, government, international relations, museums, and historic preservation, among other fields.
During their course of study, history students will learn how to interpret factual evidence and understand why things happened as they did. Students will also learn to extrapolate from past events predictions for ongoing conflicts and events. In the 21st century, people of different cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds interact more frequently than they have at any other point in history. Understanding the past helps students contribute to a more harmonious future with productive and positive cross-cultural relations.
Students can take history courses in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal or professional enrichment. It is beneficial for those who wish to pursue higher-level degrees or enter the workforce upon graduation with a certificate.
Why do people make the choices they make? How do groups form? Why are you the way you are? Gain an understanding of these major life questions with a degree in sociology.
In this program, you’ll learn how to think critically about social inequality, racial and ethnic conflict, law and justice, social and political movements, family, gender and sexuality, and many other social issues. This program helps you go beyond your personal experiences to broaden your perspective on social life and develop a deep understanding of important trends in modern society.
A degree in sociology can open doors to careers in many fields. You will gain skills to better interact with colleagues, conduct research or pursue professional opportunities in social services, sales and marketing, management, law, human resources and teaching.
Many people who study sociology go on to pursue careers or additional education in criminal justice, mental health, medicine, social work, public health, teaching or related fields.
Communication Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Create, organize, present, and adapt effective verbal and nonverbal messages to diverse audiences in diverse contexts
2. Explain the active listening process and the skills necessary to understand verbal and nonverbal information
3. Demonstrate the ability to critically think: summarize, interpret, and evaluate written discourse
4. Write clear, well-focused and well-organized papers using documentation
5. Select and integrate textual evidence within academic essays
6. Create expository essays using traditional academic forms and standards
7. Appropriately use college-level language skills, i.e., grammar and punctuation
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Recognize a problem and identify the information required to solve it
2. Develop and apply appropriate algebraic models (e.g. numerical, graphical and symbolic) to obtain a solution to the problem
3. Explain the process of reasoning used to arrive at the solution
Humanities Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate, in writing or verbally, awareness that different contexts and/or world views produce different human creations
2. Identify and explain diverse cultural customs, beliefs, traditions, and lifestyles
3. Identify ideologies, practices and contributions that persons of diverse backgrounds bring to our multicultural world
4. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position
Social Sciences Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Describe the methods used for conducting research within the various disciplines of the social sciences
2. Evaluate the credibility of information regarding topics within the social sciences and differentiate between information derived from empirical sources and information derived from opinion, folklore, and/or emotions
3. Identify the impact of social, cultural, historical, political, geographical, and/or religious factors on behavior
4. Express increased engagement and confidence in the ability to apply course material for the purpose of improving self, relationships, community, society, and/or the world
Math and Science Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Select, use, or develop an appropriate model including numerical, graphical, or symbolic representations
2. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position or draw conclusions using appropriate terminology and symbolism
3. Demonstrate laboratory skills including making qualitative and quantitative observations about natural systems
4. Ascertain and critically evaluate the interrelationships within complex systems
Health Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Our students will be able to develop an appreciation of physical activity as a lifelong pursuit and means to better health.
2. Our students will be able to recognize the physical and mental benefits of increased activity.
3. Our students will be able to examine the effects of nutrition, rest and other lifestyle factors that contribute to better health.
4. Our students will be able to demonstrate motor skill performance of various physical activities.
5. Our students will be able to define the various health components of fitness and determine the lifestyle factors for development of physical fitness and training strategies.
6. Our students will be able to identify common health and fitness myths and trends involved with the evolving nature of physical education.
7. Our students will be able to utilize physical activity as a tool to manage stress.
Math placement is required for this program. If your math placement is below MATH& 107, you’ll need to take the following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into: AE 48 → MATH 87 → MATH 88 → MATH& 107
English placement is required for this program. If your English placement is below ENGL& 101, you’ll need to take following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into: AE 36 → AE 46 and 47 (taken together) → AE 67 → ENGL 99 → ENGL& 101 → ENGL& 102
Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also check the annual schedule or search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.
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Associate in Arts
Total Program Credits: 93
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