Sociology Transfer Major - AA

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
SDV-108 THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 1
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
PHS-185 INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE 3
HIS-211 MODERN ASIAN HISTORY 3
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
PSY-251 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
MAT-156 STATISTICS 3
SOC-120 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 3
HIS-152 US HISTORY SINCE 1877 3
TOTAL 15
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
SOC-115 SOCIAL PROBLEMS 3
LIT-101 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 3
HUM-114 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES 3
SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
BIO-105 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY 4
POL-111 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
PHI-105 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS 3
SOC-160 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK 3
SOC-161 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK LAB 1
TOTAL 14

SDV-108 - THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

PHS-185 - INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to geologic processes that have generated and continue to alter the surface of the earth. Covers: major types of rocks and the rock cycle; rock deformation, weathering, transport and deposition by fluid agents; plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, orogeny; absolute and relative time and the geologic column. Includes segment on the history of geology.

HIS-211 - MODERN ASIAN HISTORY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to the three dominant societies of modern Asia: China, Japan and India. Emphasis will be given to the transformation of cultural, economic, intellectual and social patterns brought about by the military power and economic demands of contemporary Western societies.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

PSY-251 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

The study of interpersonal relations, social attitudes, group dynamics, intergroup relations, class and cultural influence in a psychological context. Prerequisite: PSY-111.

MAT-156 - STATISTICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an applied course in statistics, designed to introduce students to some of the concepts, symbols, procedures, and vocabulary used in the field of statistics. Topics covered in this course include: organizing and graphing data, descriptive statistics, probability, various distributions, the sampling distribution of the mean, estimating a population mean, confidence intervals, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing), comparing two population parameters, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, contingency tables, and nonparametric statistics, (time permitting). Prerequisites: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

SOC-120 - MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A critical approach to the problems of the modern family with some information given to the historical perspective. Such topics as courtship and marriage, marital adjustment, the achievement of family unity, minority family types, parent-child relationships, economic and social changes in family organizations and family control will be covered.

HIS-152 - US HISTORY SINCE 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments since 1877.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

SOC-115 - SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An investigation into a selection of social problems involving alternative solutions. Topics may include drug and alcohol abuse, crime, violence, prejudice and discrimination, and human sexuality.

LIT-101 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Designed to promote an appreciation of excellence in literature through illustrative types of short fiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasis is placed on the reader's interpretive skills in examining an author's craft, intent, and format.

HUM-114 - MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

BIO-105 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

Introductory Biology is a lecture and lab course designed for non-science majors or as a refresher course of those wishing to take higher-level biology courses. Topics include chemistry of life, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, plant, animal, and fungi classification, and ecology.

POL-111 - AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the American federal system of government which includes a description and analysis of interest groups, political parties, public opinion, the presidency, the Congress, the court system and foreign policy making.

PHI-105 - INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the major ethical emphases from ancient to modem times with pertinent reading in the works of representative philosophers.

SOC-160 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

The introductory course in social welfare systems and social work practice surveys the historical development of the social work profession in conjunction with the development of social welfare services in the United States, social welfare system responses to a variety of current social problems; generalist social work as a distinct profession; and specific settings and methods of social work practice.

SOC-161 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK LAB

OJT: 4

Credit: 1

Students will complete 72 hours of volunteer service in a social service setting. They will complete a paper analyzing the agency and evaluating their work in the agency. Corequisite: SOC-160.

Andrea Jones - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5247

Email: ajones@scciowa.edu
AA, Illinois Central College
BA, Western Illinois University
MA, Western Illinois University

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