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|About||This Facebook page is for all those interested in the Sociology and Social Work Program at Western Wyoming Community College. This includes faculty, staff, students, members of the community, and others|
|Mission||This program prepares students for pursuing careers and degrees in Sociology and Social Work. It is intended for students wanting to work with and learn about diverse populations and who have a wide variety of interests, including inequality, race, gender, immigration, education, crime, law, business, and politics. Degrees in the Sociology and Social Work Programs are designed to transfer to other universities around the country. The concepts and skills students learn encourage critical thinking and emphasize the link between program principles and their application in students’ lives, future careers, and the real world more generally. Students who earn a degree in these fields open the door to many diverse career opportunities.|
Welcome to the Sociology and Social Work Programs at Western Wyoming Community College. These programs offers a variety of opportunities for students, staff, and community members. Faculty have a variety of interests and specializations and bring their wide range of expertise to the classroom. They are devoted to approaching their classes and research through a local as well as global perspective, preparing students for life in the 21st century.
The discipline of Sociology is an exciting field of study that offers the opportunity to learn about the human experience and its connection to individuals and an increasingly globalized world. The Associate degree in Sociology with a Sociology emphasis is intended for students with a wide variety of interests, including inequality, race, gender, immigration, culture, education, poverty, crime, law, business, journalism, and politics. It is also designed for transfer to other university programs around the country. The concepts and skills students learn encourage critical thinking and emphasize the link between sociological principles and their application in students’ lives, future careers, and the real world more generally. Students will learn how social problems are constructed, recognize the interrelation of individual behavior and societal trends, and evaluate and make arguments concerning issues in and beyond the United States. A student who obtains an Associate’s degree in Sociology may find employment in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in a wide variety of capacities. For example, graduates may work as a caseworker for children and victims of abuse or neglect, an academic mentor (such as through AmeriCorps), a paralegal or lawyer, in immigration services, an instructor/professor at a college or university, a news reporter, a researcher, as a public or human relations specialist, a librarian, or in marketing development.
Social Work is a varied discipline that seeks to attain satisfying relationships and