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Major in Sociology [courses]

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Core courses required for all majors (18 credit hours):

SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology ....................................... 3 cr.
SOC-211 Sociological Research Method................................. 3 cr. [Formerly SOC 337]
SOC-212 Introduction to Social Statistics ............................. 3 cr. [Formerly SOC 339]
Prerequisites: 092-the university math competency requirement, Soc-100, C or better grade in Soc-211
SOC-245 Social Inequalities ................................................. 3 cr. [Formerly SOC 346]
SOC-335 Sociological Theory ................................................ 3 cr.
SOC-342 Internship in Sociology…………..................................3 cr
[Spring Semester]
Prerequisites: SOC 211, SOC 335 and senior level status
or
SOC-351 Senior Seminar in Sociology .................................. 3cr.
[Fall Semester]
Prerequisites: SOC 211, SOC 335 and senior level status 18 cr.

Addditional Courses Required for Majors (21 credit hours):

Student will either have a General Degree or a Concentration.
Choose from the options below:

General

*Electives in Sociology: ........................................21 cr.

Concentration Options:

For each of the following concentration areas, students will select 4 courses (12 credit hours) from those listed and any 3 electives in sociology (9 credit hours). Students may substitute 1 cognate course outside of Sociology for an elective course within a concentration area with the approval of the Department Chair.

I. Community Action & Social Movements:

SOC-105 Women, Men & Social Change
SOC-205 Contemporary Social Issues
SOC-306 American Women: The Changing Image
SOC-310 Social Movements
SOC-314 Urban Sociology
SOC-338 Topics in Social Policy & Social Action
**SOC 342 Internship in Sociology
SOC-343 Sociological Practice & Social Action Seminar
SOC-344 African American Women: Feminism, Race, and Resistance
SOC-373 Community Action & Resistance
SOC-338 Topics in Social Policy and Social Change

Total Hours in Concentration Area... 12 cr.
Electives in Sociology......................... 9 cr.
Total Hours for Major in Sociology     39 cr.

II. Intersectionalities:

SOC-270 Sociology of Latinas
SOC-309 Sociology of Racism
SOC-316 Race & Ethnic Relations
SOC-319 Topics in Race & Ethnicity
SOC-320 Topics in Sex & Gender
SOC-340 Sociology of Sexualities
SOC-344 African American Women: Feminism, Race, and Resistance

Total Hours in Concentration Area... 12 cr.
Electives in Sociology......................... 9 cr.
Total Hours for Major in Sociology     39 cr.

III. Organization & Institutions

SOC-204 Sociology of Small Groups
SOC-221 Sociology of Work
SOC-214 Sociology of Intimacy, Marriage, & Families
SOC-310 Social Movements
SOC-312 Sociology of Health & Illness
SOC-317 Sociology of Religion
SOC-331 Military Sociology
SOC-332 Sociology of Education
**SOC-342 Internship in Sociology
SOC-347 Sociology of Media
SOC-360 Sociology of Occupations & Professions
SOC-375 Government Intelligence Agencies

Total Hours in Concentration Area... 12 cr.
Electives in Sociology......................... 9 cr.
Total Hours for Major in Sociology     39 cr.

IV. Youth/Family/Life Course

SOC-214 Sociology of Intimacy, Marriage, & Families
SOC-302 Sociology of Aging
SOC-312 Sociology of Health & Illness
SOC-340 Sociology of Sexualities
SOC-358 Youth & Youth Culture

Total Hours in Concentration Area... 12 cr.
Electives in Sociology......................... 9 cr.
Total Hours for Major in Sociology     39 cr.

*Electives must be chosen from courses offered by the Sociology Department. Students should consult with their advisor in deciding course selections that will best provide an area of concentration related to their goals.

** SOC 342 is highly recommended as a capstone course for these concentrations. It cannot be double counted as a required course and as a concentration elective

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Minor in Sociology [courses]

Core Courses Required for all Minors (6 credit hours)

Soc-100 Introduction to Sociology [Fall, Spring, Summer]
Soc-230 Sociological Analysis [Fall, Spring, Summer]

One of the following three courses (3 credit hours)

Soc-306 American Women [Fall, Spring, Summer]
or
Soc-314 Urban Sociology Fall, Spring, Summer]
or
Soc-316 Race and Ethnic Relations [Fall, Spring, Summer]

*Electives in Sociology (9 credit hours or 3 courses)
Total hours for Minor in Sociology     18 cr.

*Electives must be chosen from courses offered by the Sociology Department. Students should select courses that complement their major and their career goals.

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Transfer Students

Majors in Sociology may transfer up to 15 credit hours in Sociology from other institutions towards their degree in Sociology.

Minors in Sociology can transfer up to 9 credit hours in Sociology towards the minor.

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Independent Study

SOC-341 Independent Study in Sociology

The Independent Study option allows you to pursue research in an area of special interest to you. You must work closely with a sociology professor who is familiar with your academic preparation and is willing to work with you on the topic of your choice.

This option is for the self-directed student who would like to explore a particular topic in greater depth, and is committed to applying the research method(s) needed to examine a sociological question or issue.

If you are interested in an independent study you should approach a professor well before the semester begins with your general topic and research outline. There is a special form that needs to be completed before you are officially registered in SOC-341.

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