• Psychology and Sociology are each one semester courses, offered to students in grades 11 or 12. They are eligible for dual credit through Mohawk Valley Community College or Herkimer County Community College. For more information on the dual credit, please contact the guidance counselor at your school. Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and follow the college requirements for Carnegie Credits.

    All classes meet MWF via IP videoconferencing. For more information on class times, requirements, or technical information, please contact 
    Greg Smith
    Distance Learning Coordinator
    Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
    502 Court Street
    Utica, NY  13502
    tel: 315.793.8503
    fax: 315-793-8554

Course Descriptions:
Psychology and Sociology

    Host Site: OHM BOCES
    Psychology Teacher: Mr. Sandro Sehic
    Sociology Teacher: Mr. Jerry Malloy 


    Introduction to General Psychology  

    3 Credits

    This course is designed to introduce students to the many and varied facets of psychology.  Emphasis throughout the course will be on interactions of individuals in their cultural, social and economic environments as determined by their cognitive, behavioral and emotional experiences and training.

    Prerequisite: None (must be in grade 11 or 12 to receive college credit)

    Textbook: TBA

    Introduction to Sociology        
    3 Credits

    Sociology is designed to familiarize students with the concepts and methodology of sociology. The concepts include culture, socialization, deviance, and social stratification. These concepts are used to analyze major aspects of society including racial and ethnic relations, the family, politics and the state, education, population change,social change, and social movements.

    Prerequisite: (must be in grade 11 or 12 to receive college credit)

    Textbook: Brinkerhoff, D.B., White, L.K., Ortega, S.T., Weitz, R. (2011). Essentials of Sociology, 8th ed., Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.