Jul 16, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
  
College Catalog 2019-2020

Sociology Option, Arts and Science, A.A.


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CONTACT

Tracy Ross, 413.552.2348, tross@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Sociology Option is intended for students desiring a solid liberal arts education as well as those interested in transferring to four-year colleges in the social sciences. Students select courses from areas such as family, religion, government, the environment, social changes, social deviance, social problems, substance abuse, social inequality, diversity, disability, race, class, and gender.

The Department of Sociology at Holyoke Community College seeks to provide a thorough grounding in the historical and theoretical development of the field of sociology and to give students the tools to make this knowledge relevant to the world around them. The program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in a number of arenas, including research, education, social work, human services, law enforcement, probation and corrections, government, non-profit organizations, labor relations, business management, personnel administration, and market analysis.

The Sociology program provides the opportunity to combine a liberal arts education with a unique focus on the study of human societies including social dynamics, institutions, diversity, and inequality. Through its use of scientific methods and systematic theory, sociologists seek to identify and explain the underlying patterns of social relations. This knowledge base allows students to gain insights into and challenge assumptions about the fundamental elements of human systems behavior. Sociologists are particularly concerned with understanding diversity in our social world and addressing inequality.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 15 CREDITS


Select any 5 SOC designated courses

  • SOC Elective Credit(s): 3
  • SOC Elective Credit(s): 3
  • SOC Elective Credit(s): 3
  • SOC Elective Credit(s): 3
  • SOC Elective Credit(s): 3

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES: 9 CREDITS


Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement

  • Program Elective Credit(s): 31
  • Program Elective Credit(s): 31
  • Program Elective Credit(s): 31

TOTAL: 60 CREDITS


NOTES

1 Recommended courses: SOC 213 SOC 214 SOC 215 , SOC 220 , and SOC 235  

Only 6 non-Arts and Science credits may be taken toward an A.A. degree.

Most four-year colleges require two years of a foreign language. It is recommended that students complete or begin their foreign language study at Holyoke Community College.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer also will grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.

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