Alice Lloyd College

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science

Program Coordinator: Dr. Marvin Pippert

Alice Lloyd College Social Science Division

Curriculum Guide Sheet (pdf)

Course Descriptions

This interdisciplinary major in Social Science covers courses in sociology, psychology, political science, economics, and history. Social scientists study human, human culture, and the relationship between humans and their environment—in other words, the total human experience. The variety of courses offered in this interdisciplinary major allows students to enter fields including, but not limited to, health care support systems, criminal justice, civil rights analysis, employee relations, community development, library science, and both governmental and non-governmental agencies.

What is the difference between the Social Science major and the Sociology major?

The Sociology major at Alice Lloyd is designed for students wishing to prepare for a graduate degree in Sociology. The degree relies heavily on courses in research, theory, and applied sociology.

The Social Science major is intended for students who may not plan to go to graduate school but would like to work in the service sector where a strong background in sociology, as well as advanced courses in economics, psychology, and political science, would be an advantage. Many employees in these fields do not require the sociology degree, but some look for at least 30 credit hours in sociology which this major provides. The graduate with a Social Science major may still attend graduate school if academic standing permits.

Students may not double major in Sociology and Social Science, because there is not enough difference in the two majors to justify giving two degrees. The student must decide on one or the other no later than their senior year.

What Are the Requirements for the Social Science Major?

Social Science majors should take SSCI 101 or SOC 101 as the foundation course for the major.

Although there seems to be a large number of courses required for this major (63 credit hours total), several may be taken during your first two years of fulfilling your General Education Requirements and will count toward fulfillment of these requirements and the major requirements. Up to 24 credit hours could be accrued in this manner. Note that you only receive credit for completing the requirement when “double dipping”; you do not receive double credit hours. Some of these courses are:

SOC 101, 102, 211
SSCI 101, 110
ECON 210
POLS 111, 112
PSY 101

Social Science Major Requirements

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Social Science can access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

General Education Requirements / 52 hours

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Sciences: 12 hours

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 12 hours

Social Science Major Requirements / 63 hours

  • Economics / 6 hours

    ECON 210
    ECON 330

  • History / 6 hours

    Choose 6 hours from 300-400 level courses.

  • Political Science / 6 hours

    Choose three hours from: POLS 111, 112 (required)
    Choose three more hours from the Political Science curriculum, as long as the prerequisites are met.

  • Psychology / 6 hours

    PSY 101 (prerequisite for all other Psychology courses)
    Choose three more hours from the Psychology curriculum, as long as the prerequisites are met.

  • Social Science / 9 hours

    SSCI 489 Senior Seminar (required) – junior or senior year only
    Choose 6 more hours from the Social Science curriculum.

  • Sociology / 30 hours

    Required (9 hours): SOC 101, SOC 370, SOC 461
    Choose 21 hours from the Sociology curriculum, as long as the prerequisites for each course are met.

General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation

Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or a minor. An emphasis in History, including the history of non-western societies, is a strong choice for this major. ENG 304 (Technical Writing) would enhance the student’s preparation for writing grant proposals, which are often necessary in the social science professions. Literature courses and Philosophy courses broaden the mind and offer the student a wealth of understanding and/or tolerance for the human condition. When selecting an elective, however, the important first consideration is that the student seek out an academic experience that he or she will enjoy.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year First Semester:

ENG 101
CIS 110
MATH 110, 112, 113, 125
SOC 101
PE 103

Freshman Year Second Semester:

ENG 102
LE 101
BIOL 101
History Elective
Social Science Elective

Sophomore Year First Semester:

COMM 126
Sociology Elective
Sociology Elective
Sociology Elective
Political Science Elective
Humanities Elective

Sophomore Year Second Semester:

A Physical Science
PSY 101
Humanities Elective
ECON 210
HLTH 210

Junior Year First Semester:

PSY 320
SOC 461
Sociology Elective
Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective
History Elective

Junior Year Second Semester:

ECON 330
Sociology Elective
Political Science Elective
Sociology Elective
Sociology Elective
General Elective

Senior Year First Semester:

SOC 370
Humanities Elective
Sociology Elective
General Elective
General Elective

Senior Year Second Semester:

SSCI 489
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective

*It is recommended that students intending to enter graduate school in Psychology take SOC 371, “Statistics for the Social Sciences,” which is usually a prerequisite for graduate work in psychology.

Recommended Books for the Social Science Major’s Library

The student of Social Science should begin to accumulate their own library of reference works, including those classics of sociology, political science and economics that come up again and again in course work as well as in research. It is very helpful to have a few general reference works of one’s own such as:

The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology (paperback) – Brian S. Turner (editor)

Classical Sociological Theory (Blackwell Readers in Sociology) (paperback) – Craig Calhoun (editor), Joseph Garteis (editor), James Moody (editor), Steven Pfaff (editor), Indermohan Virk (editor)

Sociology Laminate Reference Chart: The Basic Principles for Sociology for Introductory Courses (Quickstudy: Academic) [Loose Leaf]  – Wayne Mayhall (editor)

National Geographic’s Book of Peoples of the World: A Guide to Cultures – Wade Davis, K. David Harrison, and Catherine Herbert Howell (editors)

a World Atlas

All of the above may be purchased through Amazon.com, either new or used.

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This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2012-14 and the Social Science Major Handbook. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.

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April 2014
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Baseball versus Johnson University

CloseMarch 31, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Softball versus Asbury University

CloseApril 1, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

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Elaine McMillion: Hollow Documentary

CloseApril 1, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

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Alice Lloyd College will be treated to a very special event as award-winning documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion presents her most recent project, Hollow.
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Softball versus Asbury University

CloseApril 2, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

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Spring Play

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Eagle Theatre Spring Play: Censored on Final Approach

CloseApril 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

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ALC’s Eagle Theatre presents its spring production, Censored on Final Approach. STUDENTS: If you bring a canned food item with you to this convo, you may wear casual clothes.
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Spring Play

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Golf @ Berea Spring Tee Off Tournament

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@ Battlefield Golf Club in Richmond, KY
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Alumni Board Meeting

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@ Battlefield Golf Course in Richmond, KY

Spring Alumni Board Meeting

CloseApril 5, 2014 @ 11:00 am

Alice Lloyd - Stay On, Stranger

CloseApril 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Jacqueline Hamilton plays Alice Lloyd in this performance of the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Kentucky Chautauqua. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Baseball @ Point Park University

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"Alice Lloyd: Stay On, Stranger" - A Kentucky Chautauqua Performance

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The Kentucky Humanities Council’s Jacqueline Hamilton visits us to perform her skit as Alice Lloyd.

Softball versus Midway College

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Baseball @ Point Park University

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Softball versus Midway College

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Pre-Registration

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Pre-Registration

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Blood Drive

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Baseball versus Hiwassee College

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Softball @ Berea College

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Pre-Registration

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Baseball versus UPike

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Pre-Registration

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All-Campus Cookout

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Voices of Appalachia Spring Concert

CloseApril 10, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

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Event will be held on the lawn in front of Miss June’s House.

Voices of Appalachia Spring Concert

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Event will be held on the lawn in front of Miss June’s House.

Voices of Appalachia Spring Concert

CloseApril 10, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

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Alice Lloyd’s choir, the Voices of Appalachia, present their spring concert. The event will be held on the lawn in front of Miss June’s House.
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4th Quarter Mid-Term Ends

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Softball versus Carlow University

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Floyd County Alumni Banquet

CloseApril 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Spring Alumni Banquet @ Jenny Wiley State Park

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This annual alumni banquet is hosted by Alice Lloyd College each spring at Jenny Wiley State Park.
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Golf @ Berea College

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Ryder Cup-style friendly at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, KY.

Softball versus Carlow University

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Men's Tennis vs. SLCOP @ Asbury

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Matches will be played at Asbury University.

Men's Tennis @ Asbury University

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Baseball @ Brescia University

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Baseball @ Brescia University

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Honors Day

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Honors Day

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This convocation is dedicated to honoring students for academic excellence. All students are required to attend.
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Student Work Awards Convocation

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Required of students, faculty, and staff. Work-Study Olympics will follow this convocation.

Work-Study Day

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Student Work Awards

CloseApril 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am

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This convocation will honor students for their achievements within the Student Work Program. Attendance is required of all students. Students are allowed to wear casual clothes.

Baseball versus Asbury University

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Good Friday

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Good Friday

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Baseball versus Asbury University

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Doubleheader – SENIOR DAY

Softball @ Point Park University

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Softball @ Point Park University

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JBS K-9 Achievement Test

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JBS K-9 Achievement Test

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Golf @ KIAC Championships

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Event hosted at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, KY.
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JBS K-9 Achievement Test

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Golf @ KIAC Championships

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The event will be played at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, KY.

Baseball versus IU Southeast in KIAC Tournament

CloseApril 23, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

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First round of the KIAC Baseball Tournament in Knoxville, TN.
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JBS K-9 Achievement Test

CloseApril 21, 2014 @ N/A
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Spring Board Meeting

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Men's Tennis versus IU Southeast @ KIAC Tournament

CloseApril 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am

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Matches played at the Lexington Tennis Club.

Baseball versus Asbury @ KIAC Tournament

CloseApril 25, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

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Tournament location: Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, TN

Softball vs. IU Southeast @ Knott County Park

CloseApril 25, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

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Doubleheader @ Knott County Park
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JBS Prom (Tentative)

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Softball versus IU Southeast

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Final Exams Week

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Final Exams Week

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Final Exams Week

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Senior Spotlight

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Academic/Athletic Awards

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Softball versus Asbury University @ KIAC Tournament

CloseMay 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Elimination game. The game will be played at Madison Southern High School.
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Baccalaureate/Commencement

CloseMay 3, 2014 @ 10:30 am

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Baccalaureate begins at 10:30 AM. Commencement exercises are scheduled for 12:15 PM. We will have more details soon!

ALC Graduation

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Alumni are always welcome on graduation day! We hope you’ll come.