Sociology Concentration

Joseph Abbott, PhD, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8856
Office: 145E Tech Edu Lab

The Sociology concentration is for the student who intends to either pursue a bachelor’s degree in sociology or related social science discipline at a four-year college or university or to seek entry-level employment working with diverse populations. Sociology is the scientific study of society and human social behavior. Sociologists analyze how groups think and interact while promoting an understanding of the effects of social categories such as sex, gender, class, race, ethnicity, and age on people’s daily lives. The Sociology concentration emphasizes the development of critical and analytical thinking and writing skills. The course offerings assure that students learn the foundations of sociology while allowing students to focus their electives in areas that interest them. To complete the concentration, students must complete the Associate of Arts distribution requirements and an additional six credit hours of courses listed in the concentration.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication in reading and writing.
  2. Apply critical thinking across the disciplines.
  3. Utilize technological skills and knowledge to achieve academic and work-related goals.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of human culture.
  5. Synthesize quantitative data and apply mathematics to solve problems.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of natural science processes and laboratory competence.
  7. Integrate competencies 1-6 into a comprehensive research application.
  8. Demonstrate abilities that enhance professional values.