What is sociology?
Sociology is the study of society.
Ever wonder why so many people are living in the streets? Protesting in the streets? Ever been curious about why dating has moved online? Or how porn shapes sex? Ever asked why college tuition has gone up so much? Or why and how race shapes our lives?
Do you ever wonder if the stuff you face is only happening to you?
Sociology offers us tools for asking deeper questions about our society and ourselves.
What will I learn to do?
- ask critical and deep questions
- see the big picture
- talk about difficult topics
- identify the root causes of problems
- develop solutions
- analyze power
- engage in your community
What kind of job will it help prepare me for?
- Non-profit organization
- Social services
- Community organizing
- Public health
- Public Opinion Polling
- Public Policy
- Criminal Justice
- Human Resources
Although PCC does not offer a degree in sociology, sociology courses are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. Sociology courses may transfer as:
- elective credits
- program requirement credits
- and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution
Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution, your PCC academic advisor and the University Transfer website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.