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Emphases in the Major in Sociology

Requirements for optional Emphasis Designation

To receive an optional emphasis designation which would appear on university transcripts (e.g., Major: Sociology, with emphasis in Race and Ethnicity), students are required to take at least four courses (16 credits) in one of the following clusters. At least three (3) courses must be upper division. If a student wishes, the fourth course could be Fieldwork (SOC 395) as long as the student's project is relevant to her/his chosen emphasis. Students counting SOC 302 or SOC 304 towards their emphasis may not also count it towards the major requirement.

Emphasis in Criminology, Law, and Society
  • SOC - 226 Social Problems
  • SOC - 227 Violence in Society
  • SOC - 354 Sociology of Law
  • SOC - 355 Deviance and Social Control
  • SOC - 356 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC - 357 Criminology

This emphasis could be done in conjunction with a Minor in Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, or Peace and Justice Studies.

This emphasis could be done in conjunction with a Minor in Media Studies or Ethnic Studies.

Emphasis in Urbanization and Envrironment
  • SOC - 226 Social Problems
  • SOC - 230 Cities and Society
  • SOC - 319 Health and Environment
  • SOC - 320 Global Environments and Societies
  • SOC - 320 Global Environments and Societies
  • SOC - 109 Humans and Environmental Change
  • ENVA - 360 International Environmental Politics

This emphasis could be done in conjunction with a Minor or a double major in Environmental Studies.

Emphasis in Globalization and Development
  • SOC - 230 Cities and Society
  • SOC - 233 Gender, Development and Globalization
  • SOC - 302 Global Inequalities and Social Justice
  • SOC - 320 Global Environments and Societies
  • SOC - 322 Globalization and Resistance
  • SOC - 333 Nationalism and Citizenship
  • SOC - 350 Social Movements
  • SOC - 351 Revolution and Reaction
  • SOC - 352 Politics and Society
  • SOC - 360 Urbanization and Development

This emphasis could be done in conjunction with a double Major in International Studies, or a Minor in Peace and Justice Studies, Latin American Studies, or African Area Studies.

Emphasis in Feminism, Gender, and Sexualities
  • SOC - 229 Diversity of American Families
  • SOC - 233 Gender, Development and Globalization
  • SOC - 260 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC - 304 U.S. Inequalities and Social Justice
  • SOC - 345 Feminism, Gender, and the Body
  • SOC - 347 Sex and Sexualities

This emphasis could be done in conjunction with a Minor in Gender and Sexualities Studies.

Emphasis in Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC - 228 Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society
  • SOC - 233 Gender, Development and Globalization
  • SOC - 238 African American Culture and Society
  • SOC - 240 People of Mixed Descent
  • SOC - 302 Global Inequalities and Social Justice
  • SOC - 304 U.S. Inequalities and Social Justice
  • SOC - 326 Sociology of Culture
  • SOC - 325 Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity

This emphasis could be done in conjunction with a Minor in African American Studies, African Area Studies, Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or Latin American Studies.


Emphasis in Education

 

  • SOC - 229 Diversity of American Families
  • SOC - 323 Urban Education
  • SOC - 326 Sociology of Popular Culture
  • SOC - 329 Social Worlds of Children
  • SOC - 338 Sociology of Education
  • SOC - 356 Juvenile Justice
  • SOC - 390 Sociology of Adolescence
Students have the option to count the following course towards the emphasis as long as their research project focuses on education: SOC 395.