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Associate in Arts


The AA degree with Sociology emphasis provides a better understanding of what makes people behave the way they do. The focus is on the kinds of groups that people create and on specific interactions that take place as part of the basic social processes. How group activities influence individual members are also analyzed.

Some knowledge of sociology is generally regarded as a useful supplement to course work in most subject areas. The course of study for sociology majors is sufficiently flexible to provide study in areas of interest such as family, urban living, crime and deviance.

To work as a sociologist usually requires graduate work. However, sociology provides courses used in training for careers in applied fields such as social welfare, city planning, and criminal justice.

By following this sociology educational plan at Centralia College students gain an adequate foundation to transfer to a four-year college or university. See the sociology faculty advisors for details.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-14 Centralia College catalog.

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology (SS) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H)* 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, First Year

SOC& 201 Social Problems (SS) 5
ANTH/SOC 225 Cultural & Ethnic Pluralism (D)(SS) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Fall Quarter, Second Year

ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology (D) (SS) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Science Distribution (S)** 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

ANTH& 210 Indians of North America (D)(SS) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Elective 2
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Elective 5
  Elective 5
  Total Credits 15

*Recommend a language

**Recommend ENVS& 100 (S)

Sociology majors are encouraged to develop a broad base in the social sciences to include PSYC& 100 General Psychology; and PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology.

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

Updated 2014