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Sociology/Social Work (AA.SSW)



This is a sample list of major requirements. Consult a counselor or academic advisor before registering. Four-year college requirements vary from college to college.


Specific graduation requirements are identified through degree audit. Additional developmental courses in math, reading and English may be required based on placement scores. Only courses with a course number of 100 or higher meet graduation requirements for AA/AS/AES degrees.


For more information contact:
Social Science/Education Division Chair
(217) 234-5331
cjarrell@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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2 N/A




First Year
First Semester
ENG 120
Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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Composition I *
3
SOC 280
Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

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Introduction to Sociology
3
MAT 125
Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measure of location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution and other topics.


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Statistics *
3
N/A

Science (IAI L)
4
N/A

Humanities/Fine Arts (IAI H)
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
ENG 121
Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


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Composition II *
3
SOC 282
An issue oriented course. Among the issues covered are how sociologists view social problems, the changing family, poverty, race and ethnic relations, aging, crime and criminal justice, human sexual behavior, problems of physical and mental illness, urban problems, and other areas based upon student interests.

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Social Problems
3
N/A

Science (IAI P)
3 - 4
N/A

Humanities/Fine Arts (IAI F)
3
PSY 271
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

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Introduction to Psychology
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15 - 16
 

Second Year
First Semester
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communication
3
SOC 284
Nature and dynamics of deviant behavior. The course includes theories of deviance, social control and forms of deviant behavior. Forms may include drug use, sexual behavior (prostitution and pornography), personal violence, crime and delinquency and mental disorders.

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Sociology of Deviant Behavior
3
N/A

Humanities/Fine Arts (IAI H)
3
N/A

Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)
3
HED 200
This course is designed to explore the most important health issues current and past. Helping students to make responsible decisions that will affect them throughout their life. Focus will be on interrelating behavior with one's own health decisions.

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Principles of Health
3
PSY 277
Study of social behavior including research methods, attitude formation and changes, social cognition, interpersonal relations, group processes, and social influences.


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Social Psychology
3
  Total Semester Hours:
18
 
Second Semester
SOC 286
An examination of American racial and ethnic diversity with an attempt to understand racial and ethnic relations. The examination is made emphasizing the sociological perspective while including material from the other social sciences.

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Racial and Ethnic Groups
3
HSP 101
Study of dynamics of Domestic Violence, focusing on program philosophy, cultural diversity, direct relation of substance abuse, crisis intervention, understand IL Domestic Violence Act, criminal aspects, battering treatment & how Domestic Violence affects children & our society.

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Intro to Social Work
3
N/A

Electives
8
  Total Semester Hours:
14
 

Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
HIS 250
A survey of the political, economic, cultural and social development of Western Civilization to 1660. Topics include prehistory, ancient near east, Greco-Roman world, Germanic migrations, middle ages, Renaissance and Reformation, and the beginnings of the Modern World.

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Western Civilization to 1660
3
HIS 252
Survey of Western Civilization with topics including absolutism, the rise of modern science, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Age of Ideology, Imperialism, the Russian Revolutions, World War I, the Rise of Totalitarianism, World War II and the Contemporary Age.

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Western Civilization from 1660 to Present
3
ANT 200
The course provides an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology. Human and animal behavior is studied by using the comparative method. Some of the topics covered are: religion, magic, kinship, sex roles, human evolution, race, archeology and primates.

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General Anthropology
3
PSY 278
Examines how intimate relationships are formed and maintained and why they sometimes fail. Theory and research on attraction, social cognition, communication, interdependency, friendship, love, sexuality, conflict, power, and violence are areas of focus.

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Family Relations
3
   

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