Sociology is the study of society and human interaction. It deals with human relationships, development in groups, processes of social behavior, and social institutions such as the family, religion, and the economy. Courses in sociology are designed to stimulate critical and constructive attitudes toward society, to train persons in sociologically related career fields, and to help students become better prepared to handle the problems of a rapidly changing world.
Students working toward their transfer degree typically take a variety of courses designed to fulfill the general requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further training in sociology are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to ensure they meet the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Pierce.
The following courses are recommended for students wishing to transfer as sociology majors: