College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Sociology Major

2012-2014 Sociology Major Curriculum*

Please see your degree audit to determine which sociology program requirements (2006-2008, 2008-2010, 2010-2012, or 2012-2014) you need to fulfill. If you are under an older curriculum and wish to switch to the current curriculum (2012-2014), you may be able to redeclare the major (visit the SAC department office BAK 356 to declare or redeclare major, or to obtain earlier curriculum information).

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I. REQUIRED COURSES (total of 12 hours, or 4 courses):                                                                                              

Number

Title

Prerequisites

 Hours

SOC 1000

Introduction to Sociology (980:001)

 

3

SOC 2010

Research Methods (980:108)

SOC 1000

3

SOC 3070/5070

Development of Social Theories (980:170g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 2020

or

PSYCH 3003

Statistics for Social Research  (980:080)

     or

Psychological Statistics (400:102)

Completion of LAC math requirement

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

3

4

 

II. CORE ELECTIVES (total of 9 hours, or 3 courses):

Take ONE course in THREE of the four core areas below: (A) Inequality; (B) Race/Ethnicity and Immigration; (C) Gender and Culture; and (D) Family and the Life Course.

(A)             Inequality

Number

Title

Prerequisites

 Hours

SOC 3080/5080

ANTH 3080/5080

Immigration and Transnationalism (980/990:120g)

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

SOC 3050/5050

Men and Masculinities (980:129g)

junior standing

3

SOC 3045/5045

Social Inequality (980:135g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 2040

Social Movements (980:156g)

SOC 1000

3

SOC 4071/5071

Feminist Theories in Social Sciences (980:171g)

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

3

CRIM 3151

Crime and Social Inequality (982:151)

SOC 1000 or CRIM 2022; junior standing

3

(B)             Race/Ethnicity and Immigration

Number

Title

Prerequisites

 Hours

SOC 2075

Social Psychology (980:100g)

SOC 1000

3

SOC 3065/5065

Health, Illness and Dying (980:118g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3080/5080

ANTH 3080/5080

Immigration and Transnationalism (980/990:120g)

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

SOC 3060/5060

Sociology of Culture (980:138g)

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

3

SOC 2040

Social Movements (980:156g)

SOC 1000

3

SOC 3411/5411

ANTH 3104/5104

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (980/990/400:167g) (Also PSYCH 4608/5608)

PSYCH 1001 or SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

(C)             Gender and Culture

Number

Title

Prerequisites

 Hours

SOC 2075

Social Psychology (980:100g)

SOC 1000

3

SOC 4050

Sociology of Gender (980:101)

SOC 1000; SOC 2010 (may be corequisite)

3

SOC 3050/5050

Men and Masculinities (980:129g)

junior standing

3

SOC 3060/5060

Sociology of Culture (980:138g)

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

3

SOC 3411/5411

ANTH 3104/5104

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (980/990/400:167g) (Also PSYCH 4608/5608)

PSYCH 1001 or SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

SOC 3102/5102

ANTH 3102/5102

Culture, Disease and Healing (980/990:168g)

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

SOC 3001

ANTH 3001

Language and Culture (980/990/400:177)

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002 or PSYCH 1001

3

CRIM 4331/5331

Women, Crime and Society (982:131g)

SOC 1000; SOC 2010; junior standing

3

(D)             Family and the Life Course

Number

Title

Prerequisites

 Hours

SOC 4050

Sociology of Gender (980:101)

SOC 1000; SOC 2010 (may be corequisite)

3

SOC 2030

Sociology of Families (980:105g)

SOC 1000

3

SOC 3065/5065

Health, Illness and Dying (980:118g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3035/5035

Social Gerontology (980:125g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3085/5085

Sociology of Religion (980:172g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

ANTH 3103

Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft (990:161)

3


III. GENERAL ELECTIVES (total of 12 hours, or 4 courses): 

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

Number

Title

Prerequisites

 Hours

SOC 1060

Social Problems (980:060)

 

3

SOC 2075

Social Psychology (980:100g)

SOC 1000

3

SOC 4050

Sociology of Gender (980:101)

SOC 1000; SOC 2010 (may be corequisite)

3

SOC 3090

ANTH 3470

Conflict Resolution (980/990/450:102)
(Also SW 3102)

 

3

SOC 2030

Sociology of Families (980:105g)

SOC 1000

3

SOC 3065/5065

Health, Illness and Dying (980:118g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3080/5080

ANTH 3080/5080

Immigration and Transnationalism (980/990:120g)

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002;junior standing

3

SOC 3035/5035

Social Gerontology (980:125g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3050/5050

Men and Masculinities (980:129g)

junior standing

3

SOC 3045/5045

Social Inequality (980:135g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3060/5060

Sociology of Culture (980:138g)

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

3

SOC 3120/5120

Research Experience in Sociology (980:145g)

15 hours in sociology including SOC 2020 & SOC 2010; junior standing; consent of instructor & department head

1-3

SOC 3040/5040

Social Movements (980:156g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 4025/5025

Social Data Analysis (980:160g)

SOC 2020 or equivalent; junior standing

3

SOC 3411/5411

ANTH 3411/5411

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (980/990/400:167g)

PSYCH 1001 or SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

SOC 3102/5102

ANTH 3102/5102

Culture, Disease and Healing (980/990:168g)

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior standing

3

SOC 4071/5071

Feminist Theories in Social Sciences (980:171g)

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

3

SOC 3085/5085

Sociology of Religion (980:172g)

SOC 1000; junior standing

3

SOC 3001

ANTH 3001

Language and Culture (980/990/400:177)

SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002 or PSYCH 1001

3

SOC 3170/5170

Seminar in Sociology (980:180g)

15 hours in sociology or consent of instructor; junior standing

1-3

SOC 3100/5100

Theory and Practice in Applied Settings (980:184g)

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

1-6

SOC 3130/5130

Readings in Sociology (980:189g)

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

1-3

SOC 4198

Independent Study (980:198)

Consent of instructor & department head

1-3 

SOC 3037/5037

Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice (980:045g)

SOC 1000; junior standing.

3

SOC 3130

Readings in Sociology (980:189g)

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

1-3

 

Elective in Anthropology(0-1 course)

Number

 

Prerequisites

 Hours

Any course with ANTH prefix

See course prerequisites

3

                                                                                                                                                          

Elective in Criminology(0-1 course)

Number

 

Prerequisites

 Hours

Any course with CRIM prefix

See course prerequisites

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.
  • A course cannot be used to satisfy more than one core elective category.
  • A course cannot be used to fulfill both a core elective category and a general elective in this major.