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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Sociology

Capital College (SOCIO)

PROFESSOR KENNETH B. CUNNINGHAM, Program Coordinator

This major provides students with a sociological perspective on human behavior, social organization and social relations. Using a variety of methods, sociologists study social interaction and relationships, large scale institutions and small groups, communities and societies. The discipline is broad in scope and helps studnets develop the analytic and critical thinking skills needed to amke sense of the growing complexity of the modern world. Students will gain an understanding of various substantive areas of the field including social structure and institutions, social and cultural change, social class, gender, sexuality, and race and ethnicity. The major is excellent preparation for work in government, social service agencies, the non-profit sector or business and industry. Sociologists are employed in such diverse fields as social and human services, non-profit and advocacy organizations, research and policy work, telecommunications, human resource management, and college teaching. This major is valuable preparation for students planning careers in law, advocacy, social welfare, urban planning, and business as well as for graduate work in sociology, community psychology, social work and related fields.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Sociology major requires 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

For a B.S. degree in Sociology, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(3 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION, or MAJOR REQUIREMENTS)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 16 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 62 credits[1]
(This includes 3 credits of General Education course requirements: 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (17 credits)
ENGL 202A GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SO SC 480W(4), SO SC 481(4), SO SC 492(3), SOC 405(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
Select 3 credits from SOC 001 GS(3), R SOC 011 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 9 credits from SOC 030(3), SOC 411 US(3) or HD FS 416 US(3), SOC 416(3), SOC 429(3), SOC 430(3), SOC 444(3), SOC 446(3), SOC 448(3), SOC 455(3), SOC 456/WMNST 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from SOC 015(3), SOC 424(3), SOC 425(3), SOC 432(3), SOC 449(3), SOC 450(3), SOC 454 US(3), SOCIO 476(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from AF AM 212 US(3), BE SC 464 US(3), R SOC/WMNST/CED 420 US;IL(3), SOC/AF AM 409 US(3), SOC 428(3), SOC 435 or HD FS 434 (3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 12 credits (minimum of 3 credits at the 400-level) in consultation with adviser from AAA S, BE SC, SOC (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits (minimum of 3 credits at the 400-level) in consultation with adviser from AM ST, ART, ART H, COMM, CRIMJ, ENGL, I HUM, MUSIC, PSYCH, PL SC, PUBPL, THEA, WMNST (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-01-074

Review Date: 08/24/2010

Program coordinator updated by Publications: 4/30/09

UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07

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