Hill College

Sociology

Welcome to Sociology!

Sociology is the study of the many ways in which social and cultural forces shape human behavior. It is a very diverse  and wide-ranging field. Sociology hones students' critical thinking skills while enriching their view of the world around them.

  • Certain Sociology courses fulfill the core requirement for a Behavioral Science credit.

  • Sociology is required for an Associate's Degree in Behavioral Science.

  • Sociology courses have NO prerequisites!

  • Any student may take Sociology.

  • Many other degree programs require sociology courses.

Students pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in sociology, psychology, social work or related majors should consider majoring in Behavioral Science while at Hill College.

Karen Kaiser
Sociology Faculty
(817)760-5888
kkaiser@hillcollege.edu

COURSE SYLLABI

SOCI 1301

SOCI 1306

SOCI 2301

SOCI 2306

Sociology Course Offerings

Hill College currently offers the following Sociology courses:

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology provides a broad overview of the study of human behavior in society. Several topic areas are covered, including culture, group dynamics, crime, deviance, relationships, family, education, religion, government, demographics and population.

SOCI 1306 Social Problems is the study of  the causes and consequences of major problems in society, such as crime, poverty, illness, substance abuse, race and gender issues.

SOCI 2301 Marriage and Family covers such topics as love, dating, marriage, parenting, divorce, gender roles, poverty, wealth, and domestic violence.

SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality presents students with information related to male and female anatomy, pregnancy, birthing, disease, relationship violence, sexual dysfunction, and sex crimes, among many other topics.

All sociology courses familiarize students with sociological methods for studying human behavior and the basic sociological theories that drive research. Sociology and behavioral science courses teach students to develop evidence-based arguments, evaluate information, and think critically, all while using today's technology. For these and many other reasons, students with a background in the behavioral science are highly valued among many employers.

Behavioral Sciences Degree

The Behavioral Science Degree Plan is designed for students transferring to a four-year university. Completion of the program will lead to an Associates of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work. 

  • Program Offered in Hill & Johnson Counties and Centers.
  • Hybrid & Distance Learning Courses (Online format)

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
(Psychology, Sociology and Social Work)
Associate in Arts
65-67 credit hours

For a complete list of program requirements, please view the catalog online or visit the Hill College Advising and Student Success Center on the Hillsboro or Johnson County Campuses.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SOCIOLOGY

Fields of Study

Religion

Deviance & Crime

Marriage and Family

Gender and Sexuality

Education

Race and Ethnicity

Globalization

Inequality Studies

Demography

Medical Sociology

Poverty and Wealth

Urban Studies

Work  & Organizations

Jobs

Social Work

Research

Data Collection

Sales & Marketing

Human Resources

Administrative Support

Counseling

Teaching

Data Analysis

Legal Work

Clerical Work

Information Technology

Public Relations

Employers

School Districts

State & Local Agencies

CPS & Family Services

MHMR

Probation/Parole Offices

US Census

US Bureau of Justice

US Bureau of Labor

Colleges & Universities

International Groups

Health & Human Services

Legal Offices

Private Companies

For more information about jobs obtained by students of sociology, see the American Sociological Association's "Facts on Jobs and Careers" website at http://asanet.org/employment/factsoncareers.cfm.