Major in Sociology with Emphases

Requirements

To receive an optional emphasis designation that will appear on university transcripts (e.g., Major: Sociology, with emphasis in Education and Youth), students are required to take at least four courses (16 units) in one of the following clusters. If a student wishes, one of the courses could be a First Year Seminar (on a case-by-case basis) or a Directed Study (SOC 399), as long as the student's project is relevant to her/his chosen emphasis.

Criminology, Law, and Society

  • SOC 226 Social Problems (case-by-case basis)
  • SOC 227 Violence in Society
  • SOC 354 Sociology of Law
  • SOC 355 Deviance and Social Control
  • SOC 356 Juvenile Justice
  • SOC 357 Criminology
  • SOC 358 Urban Policing
  • SOC 367 Environmental Justice
  • SOC 390 Sociology of Human Rights
  • SOC 390 Latin@s, Justice, and Crime
  • SOC 395 Fieldwork in Sociology (focused on relevant topic)

Education and Youth

  • SOC 226 Social Problems
  • SOC 229 Diversity of Amererican Families
  • SOC 321 Social Psychology
  • SOC 323 Urban Education
  • SOC 324 Sport, Culture, and Society
  • SOC 326 Sociology of Popular Culture
  • SOC 329 Social Worlds of Children
  • SOC 338 Sociology of Education
  • SOC 356 Juvenile Justice
  • SOC 390 Youth and Activism
  • SOC 392 Community Organizing
  • SOC 395 Fieldwork in Sociology
  • TEC 618 Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice

Globalization, Development, and Sustainability

  • SOC 109 Environment and Society
  • SOC 226 Social Problems (case-by-case basis)
  • SOC 231 Introduction to Globalization
  • SOC 233 Gender, Development, and Globalization
  • SOC 319 Health and Environment
  • SOC 320 Global Environments and Societies
  • SOC 322 Resistance to Corporate Globalization
  • SOC 327 Migration and Diversity in East Asia
  • SOC 333 Nationalism and Global Conflict
  • SOC 350 Social Movements
  • SOC 352 Politics and Society
  • SOC 353 Sociology of Peace and War
  • SOC 360 Cities in a Global Context
  • SOC 367 Environmental Justice
  • SOC 390 Sociology of Human Rights
  • SOC 395 Fieldwork in Sociology (focused on relevant topic)
  • ENVA 360 International Environmental Politics

Critical Diversity and Social Justice

  • SOC 226 Social Problems (case-by-case basis)
  • SOC 228 Asians and Pacific Islanders in US Society
  • SOC 229 Diversity of American Families
  • SOC 233 Gender, Development, and Globalization
  • SOC 238 African American Culture and Society
  • SOC 240 People of Mixed Descent
  • SOC 260 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 304 US Inequalities and Social Justice
  • SOC 313 Latin@-Chican@ Culture and Society
  • SOC 325 Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 345 Feminism, Gender, and the Body
  • SOC 347 Sex and Sexualities
  • SOC 350 Social Movements
  • SOC 361 Brazilian Culture and Society
  • SOC 390 Youth and Activism
  • SOC 390 Sociology of Human Rights
  • SOC 392 Community Organizing
  • SOC 395 Fieldwork in Sociology (focused on relevant topic)

Contact Info

Department of Sociology

Kalmanovitz Hall 252 (415) 422-6671 (415) 422-5671