• Sociology Courses at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, Arizona


Students in Sociology study society to understand how social situations influence our lives and how we, in turn, shape our society.

Classes examine concepts such as:

  • Social research
  • Culture
  • Gender
  • Diversity
  • Social issues
  • Crime
  • Social movements

Students learn to develop an awareness of global issues and information research skills.


GateWay offers a variety of Sociology courses beginning with SOC101, Introduction to Sociology. This course offers fundamental concepts of social organization, culture, socialization, social institutions and social change and requires no prerequisites. Higher level course topics include:

  • Gender & Society
  • Volunteerism for Sociology: A Service Learning Experience
  • Special Projects (Organized to fit individual student needs)


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.