• Sociology

  • Catalog Year 2017-2018

    Sociology majors develop a strong understanding of the social structures that create, maintain and transform societies. A bachelor's degree in sociology provides an excellent liberal arts foundation for embarking on a wide range of career paths.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of key sociological concepts and apply them to the real world
    • Understand the connection between the individual and the broader society
    • Describe major theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches of sociology
    • Apply sociological concepts and principles to contemporary social problems
    • Apply sociological methodologies at an introductory level to developing an understanding of particular sociological phenomenon
    • Apply knowledge of human behavior and social phenomena to social and community issues
    • Embrace diversity and promote social understanding
    • Develop interdependent skills while functioning autonomously within the context of social systems

    The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a sociology degree at a college or university. To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options in catalog.

    Students receiving financial aid must be seeking a certificate or degree and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

    Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

    Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer – Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    SOC204 General Sociology: Principles of Sociology 3
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Elective1 4
    Mathematics requiremen1,4/ 4-5
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    SOC205 General Sociology: Social Institutions 3
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Elective1 4
    Oral Communication requirement2 4
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Elective1, 6 4
    Health and Physical Education requirement1 3
    Humanities requirement3 3-4
    Social Science requirement1 3-4
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Humanities requirement3 3-4
    Lab Science requirement1 4-5
    Sociology elective5 3
    Elective1, 6 3
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Humanities requirement3 3-4
    Lab Science requirement1 4-5
    Science/Math/Computer Science requirement1 4
    Sociology elective5 3
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Lab Science requirement1 4-5
    Sociology elective5 3
    Electives1, 6 7-8

    1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer degree; refer to degree requirements for course options.
    2 Suggested course to fulfill oral communication requirement is COMM115.
    3 NOTE: Oregon transfer students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the second year of a language other than English (201-203 or equivalent) before graduation from their transfer school. Language courses may be used to fulfill humanities requirements. Refer to the printed catalog.
    4 MTH243 is recommended.
    5 Suggested courses include: SOC206, SOC213, SOC216
    6 The credit requirement for the AAOT degree is 90. Credit hours listed for electives are approximations. Students must adjust their selection based on their credits needed to reach the AAOT degree requirement of 90.

    Transfer Schools’ Web Links

    Concordia University - Your Journey Starts Here! Apply
    Eastern Oregon University - Anthropoly/Sociology
    Lewis & Clark College - Sociology and Anthropology at Lewis & Clark
    Oregon State University - Sociology at OSU
    Portland State University - Department of Sociology at PSU
    Southern Oregon University - Sociology Anthropology Program at SOU
    University of Oregon - Department of Sociology at UO
    University of Portland - Sociology at UP
    Western Oregon University - Sociology at WOU