2003 - 2004 Sociology (SOC)

Objectives | Requirements | Academic Major | Academic Minor | Course Descriptions

Objectives

Sociology offers an academic major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as an academic minor. The primary focus of sociology is on the structure of human society. Students study the social causes and consequences of human behavior and learn to apply sociological principles and concepts to their own lives. Sociology explains those events that lead to the strengths or weaknesses of groups and provides an understanding of the circumstances that lead to social change. As a science, sociology strives to train students to evaluate and analyze social phenomena as they occur in society. Students are encouraged to use their learning and experience in applied settings such as internships, seminars, and directed studies. Students must consult with the appropriate faculty in designing programs to meet specific needs and interests.

Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better in courses required for the sociology major. Students choosing a double major or minor within the Social Science Program may not apply electives to more than one major or minor. Only classes listed as "required classes" for both majors/minors may be applied to both.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Academic Major

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Sociology major.

SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology, LE
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE




4
4


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Sociology majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Sociology Courses

4

SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology, LE

4

III.

Upper Division Sociology Courses

22

SOC 313 Introduction to Social Theory
SOC 420 Contemporary Issues
Fourteen hours of Sociology course work numbered 300 or above

4
4
14

IV.

Electives

10

Ten hours of Sociology course work

Students are encouraged to take an internship and may apply a maximum of 5 credit hours of internship course work to the major.

10



V.

Required Courses from Other Programs

4

MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE

4

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR

48

Academic Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

8

SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology, LE
SOC 313 Introduction to Social Theory

4
4

II.

Electives

12

Eight hours of Sociology course work numbered 300 or above
Four hours of Sociology 200-, 300-, or 400-level course work

8
4

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR

20