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This two-year transfer program leads to an Associate in Arts Degree. The curriculum is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in sociology.

The Sociology transfer program at Rend Lake College provides students with the background in sociology and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year institution. Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring or an advisor at Rend Lake College for any additional requirements.

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Associate in Arts Degree

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 1 (3)

Elective – Fine Arts (3)

Elective – Science with Lab (4)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)

HEA 1101 Health Education (2)

POLI 1101 State and Local Government (3)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

SOCI 2101 Social Problems (3)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

ANTH 1101 Cultural Anthropology (3)

MATH 1111 Statistics 1 (4)

PSYC 2105 Social Psychology (3)

SPAN 1101 Elementary Spanish I (4)

Elective – Humanities (3)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)

SOCI 2102 Marriage and the Family (3)

SPAN 1102 Elementary Spanish II (4)

Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities (3)

Elective – Science (3)

Elective (1)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

Program Outcomes


  • Utilize the major sociological theories to analyze the situation orally or in writing
  • Identify ways unseen social forces influence the situation and communicate these ideas orally or in writing
  • Apply basic sociological concepts and vocabulary to understand social groups and interactions
  • Provide a written or oral example of how one's culture might lead to conformity and conflict


Articulation agreements document a pathway between Rend Lake College and the following schools for the academic program(s) listed.

If you are a student interested in transferring to a 4-year university and want to focus on agriculture at RLC, talk to your advisor about class options.

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