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Sociology SOCE.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Effective as of Fall 2012

What is the program about?

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The Associates of Arts in Sociology can lead to successful transfer to a four-year college or university baccalaureate program. Sociology provides 21st century skills for all students regardless of the major: The ability to critically analyze social problems/issues necessary for responsible decision making; a systematic approach to information gathering and interpretations of data; a fundamental comprehension of multi-cultural differences and global diversity. With an associate’s, students can begin working in the field as paraprofessionals in social service & business settings. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements for most four-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in accomplishing goals.
  • Achieve group goals in a variety of social contexts.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of ways with varied audiences through writing skills, oral communication skills, listening skills, reading skills, computer literacy and information literacy.
  • Recognize and articulate an understanding of the increasing interdependence of world cultures and their consequences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think logically and solve problems using analysis, synthesis and evaluation through an understanding of the sociological theories, perspective, scientific method and data analysis.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 8
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Associate of Arts Elective 6
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1115 Sociology of Marriage & Family 3
SOC 1145 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
SOC 1160 Sociology of Aging 3
SOC 2205 Social Problems 3
SOC 2215 Race & Ethnicity 3
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.