2010-2011 Catalog 
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2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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To transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate sociology program, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Community and junior college students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree prior to transfer. Freshmen and sophomores who plan to major in sociology are encouraged to complete additional foundation courses (including courses in the social and behavioral sciences) and mathematics. The number of sociology courses should be minimized.

The following list of courses is designed for students choosing to begin their college career at one Illinois school and later transfer to another.

Illinois Articulation Initiative Recommendations

Joliet Junior College participates in the IAI majors panels for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees to help students transfer major courses to an Illinois college or university that participates in IAI. Transferability of major courses is still dependent upon the transfer institution accepting the courses as major courses. An updated list of courses is available at www.itransfer.org/iai/majors and www.itransfer.org/iai/articulationTables. Students should also check the transferability of courses through u.select (formerly known as CAS), which can be found at www.itransfer.org/uselect. Always consult the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer and work with a counselor or an adviser at JJC. Note that students do not graduate with a transfer major from a community college but rather the community college prepares students to have the flexibility to transfer and to choose a major from a number of different areas. Students must be responsible to seek  information to make good curriculum choices. Students should recognize that, even though they may be admitted to a four-year transfer institution, they may need to meet that institution’s separate requirements to be admitted into a particular major.

Sociology Core Requirement

Students can take up to nine semester hours from the following courses

A maximum of three courses beyond Introduction to Sociology from the list below are guaranteed for transfer credit under the following conditions: If the receiving school offers the course as a lower-division course, then course-for-course transfer is guaranteed; if the receiving school does not offer the course or does not offer it at the lower-division level, the student will receive elective lower-division sociology credit for the course.

Total Semester Hours: 3-12 Semester Hours

IAI General Education Recommendations

II. Social and Behavioral Sciences: 9 Semester Hours

Select courses from at least two different areas from IAI Social/Behavioral Sciences. SOC 101  is required as a prerequisite for all other sociology major courses. ANTH 101  or ANTH 275  are recommended.

III. Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Semester Hours

Select one course from IAI Humanities and one course from IAI Fine Arts and one course from either IAI Humanities or Fine Arts.

IV. Physical and Life Sciences: 7-8 Semester Hours

Select one course from IAI Physical Sciences. Select one course from IAI Life Sciences. Select at least one laboratory course. Students with the appropriate preparation may substitute an initial course designed for science majors for a more general course.

V. Mathematics: 4-6 Semester Hours

Total Semester Hours: 38-41 Semester Hours

Other Transfer Electives: 11-23 Semester Hours

Total Minimum Degree Requirement: 64 Credit Hours

(A.A. or A.S. degree depending on general education courses)

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