Sociology, AS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on methods of research and critical thinking skills. This is a survey course and covers a variety of topics theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive and is a college sophomore course.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology

The scientific study of human society including ways in which groups social institutions and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives key concepts and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification gender race/ethnicity and deviance.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ENGL 1302 English Composition II

Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal visual and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation synthesis and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

ENGL 1301 or its equivalent.

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
SOCI 1306 Social Problems

Application of sociological principles and theoretical perspectives to major social problems in contemporary society such as inequality crime and violence substance abuse environmental issues deviance or family problems.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics

This is a first course in statistics with topics that span collection analysis presentation and interpretation of data and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics correlation and regression confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

Total Credit Hours
15


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
Choose 1 Science Course
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography

Study of major world regions with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments including emerging conditions and trends and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices found in those regions. Course content may include one or more regions.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
SOCI 2301 Marriage & the Family

Sociological and theoretical analysis of the structures and functions of the family the varied cultural patterns of the American family and the relationships that exist among the individuals within the family as well as the relationships that exist between the family and other institutions in society.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development

This course is designed for students who wish to learn more about the study of human growth development and behavior while considering the impact of physical intellectual social and emotional aspects of growth from conception to maturity. Students will gain a better understanding of the study of human growth from conception to death acquire a basic knowledge of human development and develop a familiarity with psychological terms. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

A study of major issues in philosophy and/or the work of major philosophical figures in philosophy. Topics in philosophy may include theories of reality theories of knowledge theories of value and their practical applications.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
Choose 1 Science Course
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics

The systematic evaluation of classical and/or contemporary ethical theories concerning the good life human conduct in society morals and standards of value.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology

The study of human cultures. Topics may include social organization institutions diversity interactions between human groups and ethics in the discipline.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary media techniques and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal cultural and historical contexts.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Choose 1 Speech Course
Total Credit Hours
15


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Sociology encompasses parts of psychology and anthropology, focusing on social groups of humans and their cultures rather than the individual. Sociology covers a wide variety of topics involving society and its functions such as aging, gender, minorities, race, the family and its components.  As members of society, individuals studying sociology are sure to find topics that are interesting and relevant to their everyday lives, regardless of their pursued career. Sociology students gain the awareness necessary to become educated, involved citizens that positively influence society. ​​​​​​​




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