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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.

Sociology - Degree


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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  Missouri Baptist University

Faculty & Staff

Psychology Professor | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1804
Building: North Oasis
Office: 142
2012 PHI THETA KAPPA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD | 2020 RLCF OUSTANDING FACULTY MEMBER AWARD | Ed.D. Oakland City University | M.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale | B.S. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville |  A.S. John A. Logan College |  Certified Instructor of Leadership Development Studies
Speech Professor | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1493
Building: North Oasis
Office: 144
2013 RLCF ASSESSMENT AWARD | Ed.D. Oakland City University | M.S. & B.S. Murray State University
Dean of Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1258
Building: North Oasis
Office: 145
M.S. Eastern Illinois University | B.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
History Professor
Phone Extension: 1792
Building: North Oasis
Office: 151
2010 PHI THETA KAPPA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD | PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale | M.A. & B.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Physical Science Instructor | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1726
Building: South Oasis
Office: 140
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale | M.S. & B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Administrative Assistant | Arts & Sciences Division
Phone Extension: 1263
Building: North Oasis
Office: 134
A.S. Business Administration, Southeastern Illinois College

Arts & Sciences Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1288
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Arts & Sciences
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Arts & Sciences


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