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TESU BA Sociology Guidance
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Hey guys.. I've spent most of the day researching to try to get the most out of what I have, and this is what I've concluded.  Can anyone think of alternatives/easier routes/courses I haven't found?  Would love guidance!  Specifically in areas where there's blanks or where I have more than one option, like ENC-102.  Thanks so so so much.

Key: Questions in Green, Proposed Courses in Purple.  Taken courses in light blue.
 
Also, I tried to add all of the courses I took and the TESU course equivalences to help out anyone in the future.  


Semester Hours (SH) Required: 120.00

SH Applied to Degree: 60.00
SH Remaining: 60.00


1: BA General Education (60 SH) (In progress)
SH Earned: 33 Complete all 5 sub requirements:
1 ENG101 English Composition I - C - 3.00 Credits

ENC-102 3 SH *must earn grade of C/CR or better (Not started)
English Composition II 
______ _______________ _________________________ __________ _______ _______ __________
3 credits needed

Options
ModernStates - College Composition - ENC 101, 102 - Free - CLEP - 6 Credits

Straighterline - ENGLISH COMPOSITION II - $79 (Plus Membership) - 3 Credits
(Question: Opinions on ease for each?  Cost not really an issue here.)

Oral Communication 3 SH (Complete)

1 SPC205 - Public Speaking -  12/10/10 - A - 3.00 Credits TESU Course COM 209

Quantitative Literacy 3 SH (Complete)
1 MAT110 - College Algebra - 12/07/09 - C - 3.00 Credits TESU Course MAT 121

SOS-110 3 SH (Not started)
Living in the Information Age (Information Literacy) 
3 credits needed
No alternative to TESU course available.


B: Civic Learning 9 SH (Not started)
For TESU course options, go to Civic and Global Leadership Courses< /a> 
SH Earned: 0
Diversity 3 SH (Not started)
3 credits needed
TECEP - Psychology of Women - PSY-270-TE - PSY-270 - $75 - TECEP - 3 Credits
(Question here: are there other, easier courses you would recommend?  This seems interesting and fairly inexpensive, but open to alternatives!!)

Ethics 3 SH (Not started)
3 credits needed
(Question -- I hear about a free ethics course, but it looks like it's only 2 credits.  Can someone confirm what it is and if it would really work?)

Civic Engagement 3 SH (Not started)
3 credits needed
Modern States - American Government - POS-110 - CLEP - Free - 3 Credits
(Question -- easy alternatives?  I HATE American Government.  I'm literally the worst at remembering names/dates/places)

C: Human Cultures 12 SH (Complete)

SH Earned: 12
1 PSY201 -  General Psychology - 12/10/10 -  A - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course PSY-101 
1 ARV121 -  Design - 12/10/10 - C  - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course  ART-136
1 MUS105  - Music Appreciation - 05/02/11 - A - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course  MUS-100
1 CPT160 - Digital Vector Graphics - 04/26/10 - B - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course ART-291 

D: Natural World 4 SH (In progress)
For TESU course options, go to Understanding the Physical and Natural World Courses 
Natural Sciences 4 SH 
]1 CPT101 - Introduction to Co -  04/26/10 -  A - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course  COS-101

1 credit needed
(Question: Recommendations here?  I Someone suggested Astronomy, but any other ideas for super easy classes to get 1 credit?  Or will perhaps credits in excess below apply?)


E: GE Electives 20 SH (In progress)
For TESU course options, go to General Education Elective Courses 

SH Earned: 9
Required: 20
1 CPT269 -  3D Digital Animation - 04/26/10 - C - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course ART-253
1 CPT252 - Digital Animation - 07/29/10 - A - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course ART-252
1 CPT251 - Digital Video Prod - 05/02/11 - A - 3.00 Credits - RTV-252

11 credits needed
ModernStates - Analyzing and Interpreting Literature - TESU Courses: LIT 291, 292 - Free - CLEP - 6 Credits
ModernStates - Humanities - TESU Courses: HUM 102, 103 - Free - CLEP - 6 Credits

(Question: Will this work for the remaining GE electives?  Two 6 credit CLEPs?  Or suggestions on easier alternatives.)

2: Sociology (30SH: 15SH must be upper level) (Not started)
SH Earned: 0 GPA Achieved/Needed: none / 2.000 Complete all 4 subrequirements:

A: Introduction 3 SH (Not started)
3 credits needed
ModernStates - Intro to Soc -  SOC 101 - Free - CLEP - 3 Credits
Study.com - Intro to Sociology - SOC 101 - Free - Course - 3 Credits

(Question: Anyone know if the CLEP is easier than the Study.com class?)_

B: Social Theory 3 SH (Not started)
*must earn a grade of C/CR or better For TESU course options, go to SOC-387 Modern Sociological Foundations
or SOC-417 Contemporary Sociological Theory 
3 credits needed
(Question -- anyone found any alternatives to this, or does it need to be taken at TESU?)

C: Research 3 SH (Not started)
3 credits needed
Davar Academy - MAT-203 is TESU STA-201 - $70 - Course - 3 Credits
(Question: any alternatives to this?  Anyone taken the Davar course have any feedback?)

D: AOS Electives 21 SH (Not started)
**At least 15 of the 30 credits required within the entire Area of Study must be at the 30 0/400 level.** 

SH Earned: 0
Group 1 (Not started)
Study.com - SOC 103 - Foundations of Gerontology - TESU SOC-216 - Course - 3 Credits
UEXCEL - SOC 320 - Juvenile Delinquency - TESU SOC-242 - $110 - Exam - 3 Credits
TECEP - Marriage And the Family - TESU SOC-210 - $75 - Exam - 3 Credits
(Question: It sounds like I only need 6 credits here, and 15 in upper level.  Any advice on which two of these three is easier?)

Group 2 (Not started) (Upper Level)

Study.com - SOC-305 - Sociology of Work - TESU Course SOC-362 - Course - 3 Credits

UEXCEL - SOC 305 - Cultural Diversity - TESU Course SOC-322 - $355 - Exam - 3 Credits

(Question: Any other known upper level sociology courses/exams/test outs that transfer?  I have two below I'm unsure of:
Unknown Possible Sociology Transfers
UEXCEL - SOC 330 - World Population - TESU Course Unknown ????? - $355 - Exam - 3 Credits
DSST - Substance Abuse - TESU Course SOS 303 or 304? - $85 - Exam - 3 Credits)


3: Liberal Arts Capstone (3 SH) (Not started)

For TESU course options, go to LIB-495 Liberal Arts Cap stone Course 
3 credits needed
No alternative to TESU course available.


4: Electives (27SH) (Complete)
SH Earned: 27

1 CPT257 - Operating Systems - 12/07/09 - A - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course CIS-219 
1 MKT240 - Advertising - 12/10/10 - A - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course MAR-223 
1 CPT161 - Intro to Digital Graphic Design - 12/07/09 - B - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course CAP-299 
1 CPT162 - Intro to Web Page - 12/07/09 - B - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course CAP-286 
1 CPT295 - Desktop Publishing - 04/26/10 - B - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course CAP-256 
1 MKT110 - Retailing - 07/29/10 - B - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course REM-201 
1 IST238 - Adv Tools Website - 07/29/10 - B - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course CIS-299 
1 MKT120 - Sale Principles - 12/10/10 - B - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course MAR-210 
1 MGT120 - Small Business Man - 05/02/11 - B - 3.00 Credits - TESU Course MAN-232

Also, I ran out of space, but I switched to a BA Sociology from BSBA Marketing as only 42 of my credits transferred. The degree is just for the resume -- I'm stuck in a stagnant place in tech/success/sales because I don't have a bachelors.
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#2
You can do College Composition II on Study.com too.

The free ethnics course does work. It comes in as two credits, but you can e-mail academic advising to have the course fulfill the requirement and make up the last credit elsewhere.

As you only want the degree for resume purposes, did you see if you could complete the BA in Liberal Studies faster? It might be the same, but you have a chance to bring in more credits this way.
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BU:         MS in Software Development (4/32 SH - 1 Course IP) | GPA: 3.70

TESU:       BA in Liberal Studies | AS in Natural Science and Mathematics (Computer Science, Mathematics) | Cert in Electronics |
            3 SH GPA: 4.00 | Golden Key International Honor Society
EC:         AAS in Technical Studies (Electronic/Instrumentation Technologies) High Honors GPA: 3.79 |
            18 SH GPA: 4.00
CCP:        AAS in Applied Science and Engineering Technology (Graduation DEC2019) Highest Honors GPA: 3.91 | AAS in Technical Studies (Computer Technology) |
            65 SH GPA: 3.91 | Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

TU:         12 SH GPA: 3.91
CTC:        3 SH GPA: 4.00
CHC:        19 SH
SDCC:       1 SH

CLEP:       Analyzing & Interpreting Literature-60; College Composition Modular-57;
            Information Systems & Computer Applications-53; College Mathematics-50;
            Principles of Marketing-55
DSST:       Introduction to Computing-423; Principles of Supervision-410;
            Introduction to Business-415; Technical Writing-51
Study:      21 SH
Institute:  2 SH
TEEX:       4 SH
Sophia:     2 SH
USN:        88 LL/18 UL (JST ACE Evaluation - ET2)
Certs:      Computer Operator (USMAP) | ICDL_US
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#3
(04-11-2019, 12:10 AM)MrBossmanJr Wrote: You can do College Composition II on Study.com too.

The free ethnics course does work. It comes in as two credits, but you can e-mail academic advising to have the course fulfill the requirement and make up the last credit elsewhere.

As you only want the degree for resume purposes, did you see if you could complete the BA in Liberal Studies faster? It might be the same, but you have a chance to bring in more credits this way.

I personally don't know anyone with a liberal studies degree with a decent job, so I think I'd consider Psychology instead even though that nets me only 54 Credits instead of 60 if Sociology isn't feasible.
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#4
Won't help with Gen Ed, but for Area of Study courses, see: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/JS...1st,_2015)
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (9/32cr), 2021?
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015

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#5
I found the College Comp CLEP very easy, but your mileage may vary.

I haven't taken the Study.com version for Sociology, but I found the CLEP pretty easy. Basically just watched all of the Crash Course videos on double speed. Again, your mileage may vary.

You most likely will only need 12 UL Sociology Electives, as your Social Theory class will probably be UL and knock out three of them (both of TESU's options are UL, and it would appear CSU-Pueblo's is upper level but I don't know how TESU will transfer it).

I don't recall being asked hardly any person/place/date questions on the American Government CLEP, but you could also take Comparative Politics (through Saylor or Study.com) instead (or instead of the Psychology of Women TECEP, as Comparative Politics can fill either spot)

The Sociology degree only has three classes that can't be tested out of: Cornerstone, Capstone, and Social Theory.
Link to all credits earned: Link
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(04-11-2019, 09:31 AM)mysonx3 Wrote: I found the College Comp CLEP very easy, but your mileage may vary.

I haven't taken the Study.com version for Sociology, but I found the CLEP pretty easy. Basically just watched all of the Crash Course videos on double speed. Again, your mileage may vary.

You most likely will only need 12 UL Sociology Electives, as your Social Theory class will probably be UL and knock out three of them (both of TESU's options are UL, and it would appear CSU-Pueblo's is upper level but I don't know how TESU will transfer it).

I don't recall being asked hardly any person/place/date questions on the American Government CLEP, but you could also take Comparative Politics (through Saylor or Study.com) instead (or instead of the Psychology of Women TECEP, as Comparative Politics can fill either spot)

The Sociology degree only has three classes that can't be tested out of: Cornerstone, Capstone, and Social Theory.

Thanks!
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(04-11-2019, 11:23 AM)Hpkitty Wrote:
(04-11-2019, 09:31 AM)mysonx3 Wrote: I found the College Comp CLEP very easy, but your mileage may vary.

I haven't taken the Study.com version for Sociology, but I found the CLEP pretty easy. Basically just watched all of the Crash Course videos on double speed. Again, your mileage may vary.

You most likely will only need 12 UL Sociology Electives, as your Social Theory class will probably be UL and knock out three of them (both of TESU's options are UL, and it would appear CSU-Pueblo's is upper level but I don't know how TESU will transfer it).

I don't recall being asked hardly any person/place/date questions on the American Government CLEP, but you could also take Comparative Politics (through Saylor or Study.com) instead (or instead of the Psychology of Women TECEP, as Comparative Politics can fill either spot)

The Sociology degree only has three classes that can't be tested out of: Cornerstone, Capstone, and Social Theory.

Thanks!
My only comment is to avoid the Uexcel courses in the $345 dollar range. Between TESU, DSST, CLEP, Study.com, Davar, you should be able to find something similar and cheaper for the liberal studies degree.

A bachelor's in psychology isn't much more useful for jobs because most jobs involving psychology require additional expertise.
Udi's Completed Courses (for credit)

11/26/2019: OnlineDegree.com - Introduction to Marketing and Strategy ($9)
11/07/2019: OnlineDegree.com - Introduction to Microeconomics ($9)
07/01/2019: Study - Cybersecurity Policies and Management ($80)
06/27/2019: Study - Management Information Systems ($80)
06/23/2019: Study - Data Structures and Algorithms ($80)
06/18/2019: Study - Intro to Programming ($70)
06/11/2019: Study - Computer Architecture ($70)
06/07/2019: Study - Calculus ($80)
05/29/2019: Study - Computer Science 303: Database Management ($80)
04/25/2019: Study - Systems Analysis & Design ($70)
04/22/2019: Study - Discrete Math ($80)
04/15/2019: Study - Intro to Operation Systems ($80)
03/15/2019: Saylor - Introduction to Computer Science I ($25)
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#8
So I'm still looking for one more SOC UL transfer. Any suggestions?
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#9
This isn't an "additional" one, but I can tell you that Substance Abuse DSST WILL count as UL for the Sociology degree
Link to all credits earned: Link
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(04-11-2019, 07:15 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: This isn't an "additional" one, but I can tell you that Substance Abuse DSST WILL count as UL for the Sociology degree

That's good!  I think that will bring me up to 12 UL with the required Social Theory class, so I guess I'll either need to find one more or do 4 classes at TESU.
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