Sociology

The Sociology degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers a comprehensive approach to studying the social aspects of the human world, including attention to the small-scale (micro) and global (macro) perspectives of understanding humanity. With applications to contemporary society, including business, criminal justice, healthcare, international relations and politics, a student majoring in Sociology will be prepared for further work and study in the contemporary and changing world.

Program Learning Outcomes
• Apply scientific methods of sociological research and analysis.
• Comprehend the major theoretical approaches of sociology, including conflict, functionalist, symbolic interactionist, and feminist versions.
• Develop knowledge of the interrelationships of individuals, social groups, institutions, and society.
• Consider and apply methods of sociological critical thinking, including principles of the sociological imagination.
• Appreciate the value of social diversity.

 

Transfer Degree

To obtain the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree, students must complete the following requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
29-30 units distributed as follows

1. All courses from the following (4 units):
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (4)

2. Two courses selected from the following (9-10 units):
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)
PSY 211 Research Methods and Design (5)
SOC 103 Social Problems (4)

3. Two courses selected from the following (8 units):
(may not be double counted in Requirement B.2. above)

PSY 104 Social Psychology (4)
SOC 102 Marriage, Families, and Intimate Relationships (4)
SOC 103 Social Problems (4)
SOC 106 Crime and Society (4)
SOC 107 Race and Ethnic Relations (4)
SOC 114 Gender (4)

4. Two courses selected from the following (8 units):
(may not be double counted in Requirements B.2. or B.3. above)

ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology (4)
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
PSY 104 Social Psychology (4)
SOC 102 Marriage, Families, and Intimate Relationships (4)
SOC 103 Social Problems (4)
SOC 104 Deviance (4)
SOC 106 Crime and Society (4)
SOC 107 Race and Ethnic Relations(4)
SOC 111 Sociology of Popular Culture (4)
SOC 114 Gender (4)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.