Understand societal impacts
Sociology, as the study of human behavior and social groups, focuses on the relationship between the individual and society, social institutions, and the interplay of societal influence on human behavior. Sociologists also study individuals' potential to change society, the evolution of societal types, and social movements. At MVC, you'll learn about social institutions, research methods, crime and society, and the axes of inequality.
Programs of Study
Sociology for Transfer
Associate of Arts for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree provides students with a sufficient academic basis from which to pursue a career in the social science professions. Students are afforded the opportunity to study the nature of the human affinity for aggregation and the complexities of societal organization. The breadth of Sociology will be examined to include the historical and contemporary theory and research as the basis from which to gain an in-depth awareness and understanding of the world in which we live.
This program assists students with seamless transfer to a California State University.
18 - 19 Units
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Why study sociology?
What You'll Learn
- The historical and contemporary theoretical frameworks that form the basis of sociological study.
- The utility of past and present sociological research and the research methodologies that form the basis of sociological inquiry
- The ability to be academically proficient in at least two specific areas of sociological emphasis, such as Marriage and Family, Race/Ethnicity, Culture, Crime and Deviance, Social Problems
- An understanding of the basic principles for at least one of the social sciences beyond sociology, such as anthropology or psychology
- Human services, social work and mental health services
- Community relations, fundraising and grant writing
- Court reporting, rehabilitation or probation and parole
- Law services
- Loss prevention manager