Sociology is the systematic study of human interaction and the institutions that arise from them. To study society, social relationships, social structures and social change, one must consider a wide range of subject matter. This area of study analyzes and explains the forces -- internal and external, personal or collective -- that shape our civilizations. From population migration to religious movements, from criminal history to the evolution of fashion, every meaningful matter that describes, concerns or impacts the human experience also informs the study of sociology. Coursework emphasizes liberal arts topics such as literature, cultural anthropology, theatre appreciation, history and introductory courses in sociology.
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This is a pathway program. The AA degree pathway is designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions by providing them with the necessary general education credits and elective courses. Earning an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at MDC guarantees admission into one of the state's public universities where students can complete a bachelor's degree. An advisor will work with you to determine which elective courses will lay the best foundation for your selected major and continued studies.
Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree can work within community organizations, government agencies and the criminal justice field. Many students go on to pursue graduate degrees and work in areas such as: