The Sociology Major Curriculum - Requirements for the Sociology Major

The Sociology Major Curriculum - Requirements for the Sociology Major (42 semester hours)
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5 Required Courses
15
SOC-101The Sociological Imagination (This is a prerequisite for all sociology courses)
3
SOC-201Introductory Seminar in Sociology
3
SOC-301Methods of Sociological Research (Prerequisite: SOC-201)
3
SOC-314Social Theory (Prerequisite: SOC-201)
3
SOC-400Senior Seminar in Sociology (Prerequisite: All above courses)
3
Course sequence recommendations:  The Sociological Imagination preferably should be taken in the freshman year, the Introductory Seminar in the sophomore year, Methods and Social Theory in the junior year. Your particular sequence of courses will be arranged in consultation with your advisor.
3 courses from the following:*
9
SOC-311Social and Cultural Change 
SOC-315Issues in Modern Social Theory 
SOC-317Law and Lawyers
 
SOC-330Class and Economic Inequality 
SOC-340Power and Politics 
SOC-355Social Interaction
 
*additional courses from the above list may be taken beyond the minimum to satisfy the Sociology electives component of sociology major requirements
6 elective courses in Sociology18
SOC-110
Cultural Anthropology
SOC-205
Families
SOC-206Theories of Deviance and Crime
SOC-207
Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC-211
Social Movements
SOC-216
Youth and Crime
SOC-219
Introduction to Criminal Justice: Police, Courts, Corrections
SOC-225
Population Study
SOC-245
Social Problems
SOC-246
Drugs, Crime and American Society
SOC-247
Aging
SOC-248
Social Service Organizations
SOC-252
Media, Culture and Society
SOC-261
Schools and Schooling
SOC-269
Physical Anthropology
SOC-270
Area Studies: Africa
SOC-271
Area Studies: Europe
SOC-272
Area Studies: Indians of North America
SOC-300
Work and Occupations
SOC-308
Cities and Suburbs
SOC-309
Peasant Society
SOC-310
Pre-Industrial Economies
SOC-311
Social and Cultural Change
SOC-312
Women In Society
SOC-313
Gender and Criminal Justice
SOC-314
Social Theory
SOC-315
Issues in Modern Social Theory
SOC-316
Feminist Social Thought
SOC-317
Law and Lawyers
SOC-320
Religion and Belief Systems
SOC-321
White Collar & Corporate Crime
SOC-322
Punishment and Corrections
SOC-325
Population Study
SOC-330
Class and Economic Inequality
SOC-340
Power and Politics
SOC-341
Developing Societies
SOC-342
Police and American Society
SOC-343
Policing and Counter Terrorism
SOC-345
Race and Crime
SOC-346
Health Care and Society
SOC-349
Retirement and Leisure
SOC-350
Social Policy
SOC-355
Social Interaction
SOC-361 to 369
Selected Topics
SOC-396
Applied Sociology
SOC-401
Sex and the Body in Society
SOC-490
Independent Research and Study
SOC-491
Internship in Sociology
SOC-496 & 497
Honors in Sociology

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