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Sociology

Course Descriptions:
Overview
Sociology The discipline of Sociology is an exciting field of study that offers the opportunity to learn about the human experience and its connection to individuals and an increasingly globalized world. The Associate degree in Sociology with a Sociology emphasis is intended for students with a wide variety of interests, including inequality, race, gender, immigration, culture, education, poverty, crime, law, business, journalism, and politics. It is also designed for transfer to other university programs around the country.

The concepts and skills students learn encourage critical thinking and emphasize the link between sociological principles and their application in students' lives, future careers, and the real world more generally. Students will learn how social problems are constructed, recognize the interrelation of individual behavior and societal trends, and evaluate and make arguments concerning issues in and beyond the United States. A student who obtains an Associate's degree in Sociology may find employment in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in a wide variety of capacities.

The Associate's degree in Sociology with a Social Work emphasis is intended for students who are interested in helping populations of varying of ages, backgrounds, and needs. The concepts and skills students learn will prepare them to directly transfer into a Social Work program, understand the roles of a social worker and various service delivery systems, identify careers of interest in Social Work, hear from individuals working in a multitude of sectors within Social Work, and connect principles in Social Work to their application in the real world.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There are two program options for Sociology. Both Associate of Arts Degree options require 64 credits over 4 recommended semesters and can be completed online-only.



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course descriptions not listed below.


For more information, contact Angela Thatcher at (307) 382-1863 or athatcher@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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