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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
Suzie Heimbigner, Guided Pathways Curriculum Advisor Humanities Pathway
Suzie joined the staff at SFCC in July 2021. She brings over a decade of experience supporting student success, beginning her career with Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL), the online learning program of Spokane Public Schools. While with SVL, Suzie led a team of student support staff and was integral in the development of a multi-tiered intervention structure focused on student achievement. Suzie holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho.
Suzie is happy to serve as the Curriculum Advisor and point of contact for students in the Humanities Pathway.
After teaching as an adjunct at Whitworth and Eastern Washington University and as a graduate assistant at Washington State University, Katie Clemons joined SFCC in 2011. She teaches introduction to sociology, social problems, and sociology of gender. Her other areas of focus are sociology of family and criminology. She holds a PhD in sociology and a master of social work.
Since a very young age, I have been attracted to the field of human behavior and relationship dynamics. Fascinated with the development of earlier civilizations and cultures as well as with current ones, there was no way that I could choose between them, so I combined them! I really enjoy the perspective that I've received from the experience of teaching a variety of behavioral sciences. I usually teach classes in Psychology and Sociology at SFCC and have been teaching here for over 15 years.
Other courses I have taught previously here, and on other campuses, include:
Anthropology - Native Peoples of North America, American Indian Studies, and Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Diversity/Peoples of the World.
Psychology – Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Positive Psychology
Sociology - Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Sociology of Gender, Race and Ethnic Relations, Intercultural Business Communications, and Sociology of Marriage and the Family.
I have blended psychology, sociology, and anthropology in a variety of employment endeavors including corporate fieldwork with agencies serving various disabled and disadvantaged populations, working in educational settings such as teaching college and high school students, elementary and pre-school students, and serving as a Registered Counselor in my private practice.
My hobbies include reading, research, and gardening – especially roses!
Born and raised in China, Ping Ping studied sociology in Guangzhou and Hong Kong and began teaching at SFCC in 2006. Ping, who holds a PhD, teaches Introduction to Sociology, Race and Ethnic Relations, Marriage and Family, and Sociology of Gender. Ping is especially interested in the first-generation immigrant experience, Chinese society and culture.
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
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.
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
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.
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