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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Associate of Science

64-66

2 Years

 

 

The Associate of Science with an emphasis in Sociology is designed to prepare students for a transfer to a four-year institution. Sociology is the systematic study of social relationships at many different levels. For example, sociologists analyze small groups, complex organizations such as bureaucracies or factories, race/ethnic relations, gender relations, communities, nations, and even global social formations. The processes and behaviors sociologists examine include social interaction among individuals, institutional change, social policy formation, criminal and deviant behavior (and responses to such behavior), population growth and distribution, and social change and development.


The sociology program offers courses in general sociology as well as international socio-political relations. General sociology provides a desirable background, as either a sole or combined major, for further professional training in law, city planning, public administration, hospital administration, and medicine, as well as for advanced graduate work in sociology or other social sciences. It also prepares students for a wide variety of careers that involve problem-solving and gathering, organizing and analyzing information (i.e., data). Such careers may involve jobs ranging from sales and management to community services and government work.

 

   

 

 

Interested in this program?

 

Contact an Advisor!

advising@neosho.edu

(620)432-0311

Program Coordinators

Anne Marie Foley

Office: (620)432-0495

afoley@neosho.edu

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I
 
Credit Hours

SOSC 100

Intro to Sociology

 3

CURR 100

First Year Seminar

    1

ENGL 101

English Composition I

 3

COMM 207

Fundamentals of Speech

 3

CSIS 100

Computer Concepts and Applications

 3

MATH 113

College Algebra

 3

 

Total

    16

(Spring) Semester II
   

SOSC 220

Social Problems

 3

PSYC 155

General Psychology

 3

ENGL 289

English Composition II

 3

SOSC 101

SOSC 102

American Government or State and Local Government

 3

 

Physical Science and Lab

 5

 

Total

    17

(Fall)  Semester III
   

HPER 150

Lifetime Fitness

    1

SOSC 236

Marriage and the Family

 3

ECON 201

Macroeconomics

 3

 

Biological Science and Lab

    5

 

Program Elective

    3

 

Total

    15

(Spring) Semester IV    

ENGL 113/221

General Literature or Intro to Western Literature

 3

HUM 110/120

Humanities I or II

    3

 

Arts and Humanities Elective

    3

 

Program Elective

    3

 

Program Elective

    3

 

Program Elective

    1-3

 

Total

    16-18

                      Associate of Science Degree Program Credits     

    64-66

 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.



Program Outcomes
1.    Identify major theoretical perspectives or paradigms that make up sociology and distinguish among them.
2.    Identify major research steps used by social scientists.
3.    Identify major elements of culture.
4.    The student will become acquainted with deviance and society’s efforts to control deviant behavior.
5.    Explain prejudice and discrimination.
6.    Analyze major social institutions and their significance.
7.    Define the importance of collective behavior.
8.    Analyze the importance and dimensions of social change.