The study of Sociology allows us to understand the structure and dynamics of our society and other societies the intricate connection to human behavior within it and the individual life changes that affect it. Sociology examines the way in which humans interact with each other, whether as individuals, groups, organizations, communities, or various social and economic classifications including sex, age, race, or class, More than that, the course will take a look at other social institutions – family, economic, political, religious – and how they affect human attitudes, interactions and opportunities. Sociology addresses the sources and consequences of change in social arrangements and institutions that can alter or affect individuals and organizations in various ways. Students considering a course of study in sociology, or perhaps entering this profession, have the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of fields including healthcare, social work, corrections and even criminology.
Throughout the program, learners will take a look at culture, values, socialization, cooperation, conflict, inequality, deviance, violence, social conflict and control alongside the different social stratifications that make up our existence, our relationships and our everyday lives. The program focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology, and the growing influence of mass media. This program explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life. Learners who complete this program will gain a comprehensive understanding of Sociology, its origins, theories, applications and implications.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Examine the field of sociology in terms of history, theoretical perspectives, research methods, and ethical issues
- Explain cultures and their role in social interactions
- Examine socialization and factors that affect socialization and social interactions
- Assess deviance and the reasons for deviant behaviors
- Analyze the different social stratifications
- Explain sexual and racial discrimination
- Critique inequalities in gender and age and their impacts on society
- Assess the various social groups and organizations within societies, and discuss their origin
- Analyze poverty and its effects on society
- Examine factors that influence decision making and choice
- Analyze the history of politics, globalization, and the effects of transformation
- Examine the role of family in socialization
- Examine diversity in U.S. families and study trends in marriages, remarriages, and divorce
- Examine issues in education and factors that affect the educational system in the United States
- Analyze religion in the U.S. and other world religions
- Examine urbanization, evolution of various cities, and growth in population in the U.S. and the world
- Analyze the history, theory of population growth, and demographics
- Explain the process of social change
- Examine the effects of growth and technology on social interactions and the environment
- Use Microsoft Office®
There is National Certification exam that are available to students who successfully complete this program:
- National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Sociology (SOC)
Note: Inclusion of National Certification exam vouchers vary from school and payment / finance method. To check if they are included, you may message any of our advisors through any of our available channels here
- MyCAA for Eligible US Military Spouses
MyCAA is a $4000 education grant for spouses of service members on active duty in paygrades E1-E5, W1-W2, O1-O2. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in the same paygrades, in title 10 orders, are also eligible.
MyCAA covers: tuition, externship and national certification exam vouchers
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- Army Credentialing Assistance
The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program is a government-instituted training and education program that provides a grant of up to $4,000 to eligible soldiers. The grant can be used to enroll in more than 1,600 industry-recognized off-duty career-training certificate programs, licensure exams, and academic or vocational credentials, and even re-certification. It was first made available in October 1, 2019 to the Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Carson, Fort Drum, Fort Riley, and JBLM bases. As of January 1, 2020, the program is available to all installations.
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Grants (Non Military)
- Workforce Grant
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