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Major in Sociology

 This program requires completion of forty-four (44) credits of course work. To complete core requirements for the Sociology major, students must take SOC 150 and SOC 297.

Core Requirements for the Sociology Major

(24 credits required)

  • SOC - 150 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC - 297 Writing in Sociology
  • SOC - 306 Sociological Theory
  • SOC - 308 Research Methods

EITHER

  • SOC - 302 Global Inequalities and Social Justice OR
  • SOC - 304 U.S. Inequalities and Social Justice

AND EITHER

  • SOC - 410 Honors Thesis Workshop (Instructor permission only)
  • SOC - 450 Sociology Capstone Seminar

Electives

(20 credits required)

  • SOC - 109 Environment and Society
  • SOC - 226 Social Problems
  • SOC - 227 Violence in Society
  • SOC - 228 Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society
  • SOC - 229 Diversity of American Families
  • SOC - 230 Urban Places, Faces, and Spaces
  • SOC - 233 Gender, Development and Globalization
  • SOC - 338 Sociology of Education
  • SOC - 231 Introduction to Globalization
  • SOC - 238 African American Culture and Society
  • SOC - 313 Latin@-Chican@ Culture and Society
  • SOC 314 U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
  • SOC - 240 People of Mixed Descent
  • SOC - 260 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC - 319 Health and Environment
  • SOC - 320 Global Environments and Societies
  • SOC - 321 Social Psychology
  • SOC - 322 Resistance to Corporate Globalization
  • SOC - 323 Urban Education
  • SOC - 324 Sport, Culture and Society
  • SOC - 325 Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC - 326 Sociology of Popular Culture
  • SOC - 329 Social Worlds of Children
  • SOC - 331 Social Stratification
  • SOC - 332 Religion and Society
  • SOC - 333 Nationalism and Citizenship
  • SOC - 340 Social Change
  • SOC - 345 Feminism, Gender, and the Body
  • SOC - 347 Sex and Sexualities
  • SOC - 350 Social Movements
  • SOC - 351 Revolution and Reaction
  • SOC - 352 Politics and Society
  • SOC - 353 Sociology of Peace and War
  • SOC - 354 Sociology of Law
  • SOC - 355 Deviance and Social Control
  • SOC - 356 Juvenile Justice
  • SOC - 357 Criminology
  • SOC - 360 Cities in a Global Context
  • SOC - 390 Current Issues in Sociology
  • SOC - 392 Community Organizing
  • SOC - 395 Fieldwork in Sociology
  • SOC - 398 Directed Study
  • SOC - 399 Directed Reading

Learning Goals/Outcomes for the B.A. in Sociology

Students who complete the B.A. in Sociology will be able to:
    • Analyze critically major social practices, structures, and inequalities.
    • Discuss and dirrerentiate major sociological theories, frameworks and traditions.
    • Formulate, conduct, and communicate independent social research.
    • Connect sociological analysis to practical social action.