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BA (Hons) in Sociology

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DEREE - The American College of Greece
Athens
January 2020, September 2020
4 years
Bachelor
Full Time, Part Time
English

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Greek students
• One letter of recommendation from teacher/professor of last institution attended; letter from private tutor is not accepted.
• Official high school transcript(s) and diploma or official college/university transcript(s) and catalog (if applying for transfer credits).
• Acceptable evidence of proficiency in English: IELTS (score 6.5 or higher), Pearson Test of Academic English: PTE Academic (59 or above), Michigan State University Certificate of English Language Proficiency (MSU – CELP), Michigan Proficiency Certificate, Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) with Grade A only, TOEFL (score 87 or higher on internet based), GCE, International Baccalaureate, Graduates of accredited English language institutions.
If none of the above can be provided, then the candidate will have to take the English Placement Test administered by the College.
• Certified copy of state identification card candidates will attend an interview with a designated College representative after all application materials have been submitted.

American Students
First Year Students
Students who are currently in high school, students who have not attended college after high school graduation, or students with less than 12 college credit hours are considered First Year Students.
The following documents are needed for admissions:
• Completed online application form.
• A 250-300 word personal statement which addresses how studying at ACG will further your life goals. The essay can be completed online along with the application form.
• Official transcripts.
• One academic letter of recommendation.
• Copy of passport.

Transfer Students
Students are considered Transfer Students if they have 12 or more credits from an accredited college.
The following documents are needed for admissions:
• Completed online application form.
• A 250-300 word personal statement which addresses how studying at ACG will further your life goals. The essay can be completed online along with the application form.
• Official College transcripts from all institutions attended.
• One academic letter of recommendation.
• Copy of picture page in passport.

DESCRIPTION

Introduction to the Major in Sociology
Sociology is the study of institutions, groups and social roles and how these connect to individual lives. It combines:

Scientific rigor grounded on systematic methodologies;
Theoretical sophistication demonstrated by powerful theories, which challenge common social perceptions;
Openness because it welcomes dialogue with other disciplines;
Relevance because it facilitates the evaluation of opportunities and constraints in the societies in which we live.
In conjunction with Anthropology, Sociology deepens understanding of the cross-cultural links among societies and thus appreciation of cultural diversity.

What You Will Study
Balancing the best values of the US system of liberal arts education with the student-centered approach of the British educational system, the Sociology program offers a solid curriculum with a diversity of courses in the following areas:

Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods • Globalization and Migration • Family, Gender and Health • Social Movements • Media and Film • Deviance and Crime • Science and Technology • Urban Sociology and the Environment • Modern Greek Society and Culture

The Sociology program is creatively complemented by a cluster of Anthropology courses.

INFORMATION

Career/Graduate Study Opportunities
The subject-specific skills acquired in Sociology enable graduates to build a robust degree, flexible enough to enable them to pursue challenging career paths. As successful holders of advanced degrees, sociology graduates can pursue career paths in academia internationally, with emphasis on teaching and research. Outside academia, sociological knowledge of working with diverse groups is essential. With this knowledge Sociology graduates:

  • can enter corporate, non-profit and government organizations (i.e. business, human resources, policy consultants) across local, regional, national and international environments;
  • can practice sociology as counselors and program directors in social service agencies (social policy, social work, health-care, law and criminology, psychology, education).
  • can experience the applicability of sociology in journalism and in other aspects of media (e.g. ethnographic filmmaking).

Generally, sociology degrees provide students with a rich reserve of knowledge and critical skills, valued across the professional spectrum. In many occupational sectors sociology’s relevance to the understanding and analysis of action in complex social environments and organizations proves the ‘advantage’ Sociology graduates can demonstrate.

TUITION FEES
For information regarding student fees please contact the Institute.
CONTACT FORM
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