Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA
Pathway: Public Service & Social Sciences
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Location: Centennial, Rampart Range
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In studying Sociology at PPCC, you'll learn about society - its development, structure, and functions. That knowledge (and your degree) can be used to pursue a wide range of careers in public, private, government, and non-profit sectors. Many graduates pursue jobs as a case worker for the elderly or disabled, youth counselor, community outreach worker or court advocate. Advance degrees can lead to careers in academia, political science and research, among others.
Sociology embraces research and statistics, a priceless skill in the current environment of social media and big data. More and more industries are moving toward data driven decisions and with sociology you can be a data expert.
Sociology strives to understand society with theories and ideas driven from research. Pursuing a sociology degree will allow you to:
Sociology examines culture and society from many different angles. As a result it
will change the way students think about society and expand students ability to think
Students pursuing degrees at the bachelor and graduate levels may work as sociologists or pursue careers in a wide range of fields in which sociologists use their skill sets to excel, such as:
Degrees in sociology open a diverse array of career opportunities.
This course examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology, including topics of culture, race, class, gender, sexuality, social groups, and deviance through a local and global lens. Analyzes and interprets socio-historic as well as contemporary issues by using critical thinking skills and linking individual experiences to social structures.
Offers a critical exploration of marriage, family and kinship. It examines the family as an institution and how social, cultural and personal factors influence family relations locally and globally. Explores the stability and evolution of the family, along with current trends and a range of family forms.
Critically examines various deviant categories and societal reactions to deviance affecting diverse populations. Examines how sociologists study deviance and the theories they use to explain it. Explains the ways social institutions define deviance and attempt to control, change, or treat those deviant behaviors, attitudes, and conditions.view in catalog
Upon completion of the Sociology degree program, you should be able to: