Sociology

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Performing Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences
CCD.edu/Sociology

Sociology Designation

If you find yourself interested in human social groups, social problems, social change and social justice, sociology may be the degree for you! Our Associate of Arts (A.A.) in sociology is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in sociology. It offers the opportunity to explore social factors and human behaviors in society, as well as how social organization has developed and changed over time. Additionally, we have courses that enable you to apply what you learn and develop real-world skills. Through this A.A., you will take courses common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and develop the skills and preparation to complete the second half of a B.A. in sociology at a four-year university, as well as for careers paths in management, human resources, training and development, research, social services, mental health services, adoption, child care, youth services, disability services, child welfare, victims’ rights, labor rights, community organization and public relations.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3 1 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 1,3 3
Choose one Communication Class 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3 3
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Survey of World Music: GT-AH1  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Spanish Language III: GT-AH4  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I: GT-SC1  
Historical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2  
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2  
Choose One Sociology Course 3
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Deviant Behavior: GT-SS3  
Environmental Sociology: GT-SS3  
Contemporary Social Problems: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Death and Dying: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Religion: GT-SS3  
Choose One Sociology Course 3
Sociology of Family Dynamics: GT-SS3  
Sociology Of Gender: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Deviant Behavior: GT-SS3  
Environmental Sociology: GT-SS3  
Contemporary Social Problems: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 3
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Spanish Language I  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Urban Socio-Anthropology  
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Violence and Culture  
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Medieval-Modern: GT-AH2  
Development of Theatre Greek to Renaissance: GT-AH1  
Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Women's Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Anthropology of Religion: GT-SS3  
Women and Social Action: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Choose One Sociology Course 3
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Deviant Behavior: GT-SS3  
Environmental Sociology: GT-SS3  
Contemporary Social Problems: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Death and Dying: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Religion: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 4
Spanish Language II  
English Composition III: GT-CO3  
Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1  
Chicanos in a Changing Society  
Special Topics  
Service Learning  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1)-prefer MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics, except: Adams State University prefers MAT 121: College Algebra; Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MAT 121: College Algebra; University of Colorado Denver requires MAT 121: College Algebra or MAT 123: Finite Mathematics or MAT 135: Intro to Statistics; Western State Colorado University requires MAT 120: Math for Liberal Arts