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Associate in Arts

Sociology/Anthropology Concentration

Sociology and Anthropology provide tools for understanding society, social and technological change, social problems, large organizations, small groups, everyday life and interactions, and the ways that social settings shape human behavior. Sociology and Anthropology help us understand our own lives in society as well as society in general. It is especially useful for students planning to work in government, law, social work, policing, politics, advertising, marketing, and similar fields.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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First SemesterCredits
ENL101 English Composition I 3
MAT150 Elementary Statistics 3
COM103   Human Communication 3
SOC106 Principles of Sociology 3
    Elective 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II 3
    Natural or Physical Science 4
PSY101   General Psychology 3
ANT107 Introduction to Anthropology 3
    Elective 3
Third SemesterCredits
    Natural or Physical Science 3 (or) 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Elective (HIS or GOV) 3
SOC215   Social Problems 3
SOC210   Marriage and Family 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
SOC209   Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3
    Elective 3
    Concentration Elective (SOC or ANT) 3
    Elective (if needed) 2–3
Total Credits 60–61

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

ANT106 World Archeology
ANT211 Comparative Cultures
ANT215 People and Culture of the Middle East
SOC211 Domestic Violence and Victimology
SOC220 Sociology of Health and Health Care
SOC235 Sociology of Gender: Roles of Men & Women in Global Perspectives
SOC241 Special Topics in Sociology

The Sociology/Anthropology concentration prepares students to major in Sociology, Anthropology and related fields such as American Studies, Social Work, Criminology, Demography, Juvenile Delinquency, Women’s Studies, Urban Studies, and Legal Studies at bachelor’s degree institutions. Students should check the catalogs of potential transfer colleges to assure that their course selections meet those college’s graduation requirements.

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Full Time FacultyE-mail
Jacob Oni
Adjunct FacultyE-mail
Mary Cordill
Lee M. Hamilton
Clare Niven-Blowers
Gary Seeley
W. Brooks Smit
Frank Spaulding
Elaine Weintraub