In the first and second semester students learn:
Persell, Caroline Hodges, Kathryn Pfeiffer, and Ali Syed. “What Students Should Understand After Taking Introduction to Sociology?” Teaching Sociology Vol 35(4), October 2007: 300-314.
In the third and fourth semester students continue to develop the sociological perspective. They apply sociological theories and concepts to critically analyze the basic social institutions: family, economics, religion, politics and education. Students analyze the impact of social structures such as race, ethnicity, age, and poverty on individuals and society. Students expand their research skills through acquiring an understanding of population demographics.
Honors: Sinclair Community College has an honors program and the majority of sociology courses are available for honors credit. Typically, students need to have at minimum a 3. 2 grade point average and they work with their class instructor to develop an honors project for a course. In the past students have conducted original research, presented at professional conferences, participated in service learning projects, and achieved recognition from the honors programs at Sinclair Community College. For more information about the honors program go to http://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/honors/
An Associate’s degree in sociology can prepare students to compete for entry level positions in several areas: human services, social services, non-profit organizations, the criminal justice system, government, and business. Other opportunities include the United States Peace Corp and the AmeriCorps Program. Based on employer data of entry level positions in the social sciences, the estimated average salary for a student with an associate degree in sociology is in the $25,000 to $27,000 range. http://www.peacecorps.gov/:http://www.americorps.gov/
A study conducted in 2012, notes that the average annual starting salary in the United States for students completing a bachelor’s degree in sociology is $33,800. Given the broad range of employment opportunities there is a wide range of starting salaries.