ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE 2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN ARTS & SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
Anthropology/Sociology
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Dr. Sharon Stowers, 443-412-2059; sstowers@harford.edu; or Jan Brewer, LCSW-C, 443-412-2636, jbrewer@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Sociology program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in government, business, and non-profit organizations, such as research and demography, clinical and counseling services, applied anthropology, and human services. Students can choose from three concentrations that have been developed to facilitate transfer to baccalaureate programs in sociology, social work, or anthropology/sociology.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the sociology program, students will be able to:
  1. Apply basic concepts and theories of the discipline to various social structures.
  2. Compose research papers employing appropriate information literacy skills and using standard writing formats such as APA.
  3. Identify patterns of human behavior and apply appropriate human constructs through their participation in an experiential learning activity.
  4. Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.
  5. Apply anthropological theories and terminology to discuss the process of human biological and cultural evolution.
  6. Use an anthropological perspective to critically evaluate academic and popular writings on cultural diversity and globalization.

# Sociology/Anthropology Track Electives:
(Choose two courses)
 ANTH 211The Archaeology of Maryland 3
 ART 115Ceramics I 3
 GEOG 101Physical Geography 3

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Students have options for transfer to many institutions, both in Maryland and across the United States.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions are expected to grow nationally. Employment for anthropologists, especially, is expected to increase faster than average (21%) from 2010-2020.


 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 101English Composition 3
PSY 101General Psychology 3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective *4
 Semester Total13
   
Second Semester Credits
SOC 102Social Problems 3
ENG 109English Composition: Research Writing 3
ANTH 101Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology 3
Mathematics Elective **/^3
General Elective ****3
 Semester Total15
   
Third Semester   Credits
SOC 201Marriage and the Family 3
CMST 101Speech Fundamentals 3
ANTH 102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
General Elective ****3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
Sociology/Anthropology Track Electives #6
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
History Elective ***3
Biological/Physical Science Elective ^^3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total16
   

* BIO 100 (Fundamentals of Biology) or BIO 120 (General Biology) is recommended.
** MATH 216 (Introduction to Statistics) is recommended if transfer is planned.
*** History elective should be chosen to satisfy the requirements of the institution to which transfer is planned.
**** Electives should be chosen according to personal and career interests or to the requirements of the institution to which transfer is planned. It is suggested students take 3-9 credits of foreign language.
^ A four credit course in mathematics may be substituted.
^^ A four credit Biological/Physical Science Lab course may be substituted.