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Sociology

Why do people make the choices they make? How do groups form? Why are you the way you are? Gain an understanding of these major life questions with a degree in sociology.

In this program, you’ll learn how to think critically about social inequality, racial and ethnic conflict, law and justice, social and political movements, family, gender and sexuality, and many other social issues. This program helps you go beyond your personal experiences to broaden your perspective on social life and develop a deep understanding of important trends in modern society.

A degree in sociology can open doors to careers in many fields. You will gain skills to better interact with colleagues, conduct research or pursue professional opportunities in social services, sales and marketing, management, law, human resources and teaching.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
GUID 105
Student Success
2
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Choose 1 course from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I
5
FRCH& 121
French I
5
JAPN& 121
Japanese I
5
SPAN& 121
Spanish I
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 229
Argumentation and Advocacy
5
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Choose 1 course from:
BIOL& 160
General Biology with Lab
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
Choose 1 credit from:
MUSC 145
Concert Band
1 - 3
PE 100
Fitness for Life
1
PE 106
Yoga Fitness
1
Total Credits
 
16
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
SOC 221
Race and Ethnic Relations
5
Choose 1 credit from:
MUSC 145
Concert Band
1 - 3
PE 100
Fitness for Life
1
PE 106
Yoga Fitness
1
Total Credits
 
16
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Choose 1 course from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Choose 1 course from:
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics
5
HIST& 116
Western Civilization I
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
SOC 230
Sociology of Gender
5
Choose 1 course from:
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
GEOL 116
Environmental Geology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
SOC 211
Marriage and the Family
5
SOC 261
Crime and Justice
5
SOC 273
Introduction to Social Work
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Choose 3 credit from:
ENGL 247
American Multicultural Literature
5
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
JOURN 101
College Newspaper Production I
3 - 5
Total Credits
 
13
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Avg. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Mapuana Carey
    Mapuana Carey
    Program Specialist 2
    Mapuana.Carey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3288
  • Leah Ruiz
    Leah Ruiz
    ESBS Pathway Specialist
    Leah.Ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3943

  • Katie Clemons
    Katie Clemons
    Sociology
    B.A., Whitworth University; M.S.W., Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., Washington State University
    Katie.Clemons@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3589
  • Cathy Matresse
    Cathy Matresse
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Cathy.Matresse@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3468
  • Ping Ping
    Ping Ping
    Sociology
    B.Law; Sun Yat-Sen University, China; M.Phil, Ph.D., Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Ping.Ping@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3236

I applied what I learned in race and ethnic relations to train my co-workers on concepts of prejudice and discrimination. A week after this meeting, my crew not only seemed happier at work but we were flooded in customer compliments…just by education and willingness to step out of the crowd I was able to make such a big difference in my community.Abigail Brayman, SFCC Graduate, AA-DTA

The profound change that my higher education has had upon me has opened up possibilities I never dreamed possible before. The sociology faculty at Spokane Falls Community College made it all possible.Ella McCalidaine, SFCC Graduate, AA-DTA

 

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Suzie Heimbigner

Pathways Specialist
suzie.heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3403
Building 24, Office 108C

Leah Ruiz

Pathways Specialist
leah.ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3943
Building 16, Room 133D