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Sociology faculty with students in the classroom
Five sociology courses are offered at Wenatchee Valley College, as options for fulfilling the social sciences requirement (15 credits) for the associate of arts and sciences degree. Courses include principles of sociology, social problems, introduction to social work, sociology of race and ethnic groups, and sociology of the family. In addition, students may develop individual interests through independent studies. Special courses designed to deal with unique subjects or timely topics are occasionally offered.


Introduction to the basic principles of sociology with an emphasis on the sociological perspective. Areas of study include the economy, government, deviance, stratification, race and ethnicity, family, education, and social change.