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.
Certain Sociology courses fulfill the core requirement for a Behavioral Science credit.
Sociology courses have NO prerequisites!
Any student may take Sociology Courses.
Sociology is helpful for many other degree programs!
Students pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in sociology, psychology, social work or related fields should major in Behavioral Science while at Hill College.
Karen Kaiser, PhD
Faculty & Coordinator
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 (crosslisted with PSYC 2306) presents students with information related to male and female anatomy, pregnancy, birthing, disease, relationship violence, sexual dysfunction, and sex crimes, among many other topics.
SOCI 2319 Minority Studies affords insight into the many types of minority/majority relationships, including race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
SOCI 2326 Social Psychology (crosslisted with PSYC 2319) Offers a study of the ways in which environment shapes personality and behavior. Persuasion and group influence, attraction and intimacy, leadership and helping, and courtroom dynamics, including jury selection and witness identification issues are among the many topics explored in this course.
All sociology courses familiarize students with research methods for studying human behavior and the basic theories that drive social 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.
*Indicates Behavioral Science Core Options.
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.
- Courses Offered in Hill & Johnson County Campuses and Burleson Center, as well as area High Schools through Dual Credit.
- Hybrid & Distance Learning Courses (Online format)
2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR DEGREE PLAN
Students may choose between a Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work Track
60 Credit Hours
For more information about degree plans, please see the Hill College Advising and Student Success Center on the Hillsboro or Johnson County Campuses or the Burleson Center.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SOCIOLOGY
Fields of Study
Deviance & Crime
Marriage and Family
Gender and Sexuality
Race and Ethnicity
Poverty and Wealth
Work & Organizations
Sales & Marketing
State & Local Agencies
CPS & Family Services
US Bureau of Justice
US Bureau of Labor
Colleges & Universities
Health & Human Services
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.