College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Sociology Major

2016-2017 Sociology Major Curriculum*

Please see your degree audit to determine which sociology program requirements (2006-2008, 2008-2010, 2010-2012, 2012-2014, or 2014-2016) you need to fulfill. If you are under an older curriculum and wish to switch to the current curriculum (2016-2017), you may be able to redeclare the major (visit the SAC department office BAR 1126 to declare or redeclare major, or to obtain earlier curriculum information).

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I. REQUIRED COURSES (total of 15 hours, or 5 courses):                                                                                              

Number

Title

Prerequisites

 Hours

SOC 1000

Introduction to Sociology 

 

3

SOC 2000

The Sociological Career

3

SOC 2010

Research Methods 

SOC 1000

3

SOC 3070/5070

Development of Social Theories 

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 2020

or

PSYCH 3003

Statistics for Social Research  

     or

Psychological Statistics 

Completion of LAC math requirement

PSYCH 1001, PSYCH 3002, one college-level mathematics course or consent of instructor.

3

4

 

II. ELECTIVES (Total of 15 hours from list below. No more than 6 hours may be 1000- or 2000- level.)

Electives in Sociology (2 or 3 courses from the list below):

Number

Title

Prerequisites

 Hours

SOC 1060

Social Problems 

 

3

SOC 2030

Sociology of Families

SOC 1000

3

SOC 2040

Social Movements

SOC 1000

3

SOC 2075

Social Psychology

SOC 1000

3

SOC/ANTH 3001

Language and Culture

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002 or PSYCH 1001

3

SOC 3035/5035

Social Gerontology

 SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3037/5037

Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3045/5045

Social Inequality

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3050/5050

Men and Masculinities

Junior standing

3

SOC 3060/5060

Sociology of Culture 

SOC 1000; junior standing; SOC 2010 (may be corequisite)

3

SOC/ANTH 3080/5080

Immigration and Transnationalism

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

SOC 3085/5085

Sociology of Religion

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3090 ANTH 3470

Conflict Resolution (same as SW 3102)

3

SOC 3100/5100 

Theory and Practice in Applied Settings

12 in sociology including SOC 2010; junior standing; consent of instructor & department head

1-6

SOC/ANTH 3102

Culture, Disease and Healing 

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

SOC 3120/5120

Research Experience in Sociology

12 hours in sociology including SOC 2010; junior standing; consent of instrucotor & department head

1-3

SOC 3130/5130

Readings in Sociology (980:189g)

9 hours in sociology; junior standing; consent of instructor & department head

1-3

SOC/CAP 3151

Money, Sex and Power: Theories of Race, Class and Gender

Junior standing

SOC 3170/5170

Seminar in Sociology

12 hours in sociology, including SOC 2010 or consent of instructor; junior standing

3

SOC 3175/5175

Society and Nature: Introduction to Environmental Sociology

Junior standing

3

SOC 3179

Cooperative Education

12 hours in sociology, including SOC 2010; junior standing; consent of instructor & department head & Cooperative Education

1-6

SOC 3411/5411 

ANTH 3104/5104

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Same as PSYCH 4608/5608)

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002 or PSYCH 1001; junior standing

3

SOC 4050 

Sociology of Gender

SOC 1000; SOC 2010 (may be corequisite)

3

SOC 4071/5071

Feminist Theories in the Social Sciences

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002 or SOC SCI 1020 or WGS 1040; junior standing

3

CRIM 3151

Crime and Social Inequality

SOC 1000; CRIM 2022; junior standing

3

CRIM 4331/5331

Women, Crime and Society 

SOC 1000; SOC 2010; junior standing

3

SOC 4198

Independent Study

12 hours in sociology, including SOC 2010; junior stnading; consent of instructor & department head

 

III. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ELECTIVE (3 hours from the list below)

Number

Title

Prerequisites

 Hours

SOC/ANTH 4015/5015

Qualitative Research

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

SOC 4025/5025

Quantitative Research 

SOC 1000, SOC 2010 or equivalent, completion of LAC math requirement; SOC 2020 or equivalent; junior standing

3

SOC 4035/5035

Program and Policy Evaluation

SOC 2020 or Level 3000 class in statistics (classes that have covered measures of association between variables) or Graduate Standing or consent of instructor

3

SOC 4485

Sociology Internship

12 hours in sociology including SOC 2010; junior standing; consent of instructor 

3



Total hours for the major:  33 hours

NOTES:

  • *Sociology Course Decriptions
  • Students are advised to take Introduction to Sociology and Research Methods before taking any other sociology courses.
  • Not more than 9 semester hours of credit from SOC 3120/5120, SOC 3100/5100, SOC 3130/5130, and SOC 4198 may be applied toward the major, except with the approval of your advisor and department head.