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Sociology Sample Transfer Plan

Sociology Sample Transfer Plan at Harper College

Transfer to a four-year university to study sociology

Transfer majors  Social Sciences icon

  • Sociology

Complete your Associate in Arts degree and transfer to a four-year institution to study sociology. Take core classes along with courses in sociology, the family in contemporary society, topics in social science, race and ethnicity, social problems and more.

Harper College is a great place to study sociology. Attend lectures and participate in travel study opportunities to explore the sociology field and identify future career opportunities. Gain additional experience by getting involved in one of Harper’s 60+ student organizations.

This program offers you a convenient and affordable way to begin your college education by earning the first two years of your bachelor’s degree at Harper. Academic advisors will help you choose courses that meet the specific requirements of the four-year college or university you plan to attend.

Sample transfer plan

This sample transfer planning guide meets the requirements of the Associate in Arts degree and follows the Illinois Articulation Initiative sociology baccalaureate major recommendations. Students choosing to follow this sample plan need to choose the major of Associate in Arts if needing financial aid. Transfer institution requirements may vary - students should check individual college/university requirements before completing the sample plan as outlined. Baccalaureate admission may be competitive. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.


Number Course Title Credits
ENG 101 3

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Major Discipline and Transfer Elective 3
MTH 124 or

Description: Develops the mathematics of simple models in behavioral, social and management sciences. Studies applications of set theory, vectors and matrices, linear programming, probability rules, and Markov chains with computer assistance. IAI M1 906

Prerequisite: MTH 103 (College Algebra) with a grade of C or better or other placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

MTH 165 3-4

Description: Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems in statistics, rather than on routine skills. Includes analysis of data using sample statistics, basic probability theory, probability distributions (normal and binomial), sampling distributions of means and proportions, statistical inference (estimation, hypothesis testing, t-test and chi-square test, and errors), correlation and regression, F-test and analysis of variance. Computer labs using statistical software packages are incorporated throughout course. (Credit will be given for either MTH 162 or MTH 165 or MGT 225, but not all.) IAI M1 902

Prerequisite: MTH 080 (Intermediate Algebra) with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. MTH 065 (Algebraic Modeling) with a grade of C or better is an acceptable prerequisite if MTH 085 (Supplemental Math/Elementary Statistics) is taken concurrently with MTH 165. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

SOC 101 + 3

Description: Analysis and description of the structure and dynamics of human society. Application of scientific methods to the observation and analysis of social norms, groups, inter-group relations, social change, social stratification and institutions. IAI S7 900


Number Course Title Credits
ENG 102 3

Description: Continues ENG 101. Reading literature and writing of various types of prose. Introduces methods used in writing investigative papers. IAI C1 901R

Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor or department chair.

Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Physical and Life Sciences2 3
SOC 120 3

Description: Examines the family as a social institution and as a dynamic interactive system. Topics include courtship, marriage, family systems, parenting and non-traditional forms of the family. IAI S7 902

Social and Behavioral Science3 3


Number Course Title Credits
ANT 101 or

Description: Addresses such central questions as “What does it mean to be human?” and “How did we get to be the way we are?” Among the topics to be examined will be human, physical, and cultural evolution; the origin of culture; language; religion; kinship; economics; and the impact of contemporary life on the world’s populations. IAI S1 900N

ANT 202 3

Description: Describes and analyzes how people throughout the world define and resolve the problems of life that are found everywhere. Some of the specific topics studied will be religion, social structure, law, “the unknown,” economics and the formation of behavior within particular groups. IAI S1 901N

Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Physical and Life Science2 4
SOC 205 3

Description: Analysis of contemporary social problems. Investigation of theories dealing with conformity and deviance, racial and minority group prejudice, crime and delinquency, personality problems, urbanization and fundamental institutional problems due to social change. IAI S7 901

Prerequisite: SOC 101 with a grade of C or better.

SOC 230 3

Description: Examines the social processes in society which translate biological differences (sex) between men and women into social and psychological categories or gender roles. Various theories will be considered in an attempt to understand the existence of gender inequality and how the process of socialization influences the proper "place" for men and women in society. Gender roles and power are considered when analyzing the marketplace, politics, marriage and family, or in considering issues such as the feminization of poverty, violence in the home, and male sensitivity. IAI S7 904D

Prerequisite: SOC 101 with a grade of C or better.


Number Course Title Credits
Major Discipline and Transfer Electives 8
SOC 235 3

Description: Examines differential power relations between racial and ethnic groups. Analyzes the economic, political, and cultural structures that produce and reproduce these power differences. Focuses on cultural diversity and various dimensions of prejudice and discrimination including an analysis of racial and ethnic inequality and its origins, and conditions under which these forms of inequality are (re)produced. IAI S7 903D

Prerequisite: SOC 101 with a grade of C or better.

SPE 101 3

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

1 - Select one course from Humanities and one from Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses may count in either category. Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for approved courses in this category.

+ - This course meets the World Culture and Diversity graduation requirement.

2 - Select at least one Physical and one Life Science. One course must include a lab. Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for the approved courses in this category.

3 - Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for approved courses in this category.


Next steps

For more information about studying sociology at Harper, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.