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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2003
End Date: Summer Session 2010

Sociology - ARCHIVE

Capital College (SOCIO)

PROFESSOR KAMINI M. GRAHAME, Program Coordinator, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

This major is intended for students who want a strong sociology background in preparation for work in government or social agencies or who are interested in graduate work in sociology. In addition to developing analytical and critical thinking skills, students will gain an understanding of various substantive areas of the field including social structure and institutions, social change, social class, gender, and race and ethnicity. Sociologists are employed in such diverse fields as social and human service agencies, non-profit and advocacy organizations, research and policy work, telecommunications, human resource management, and college teaching. This major is appropriate for work in any environment where an understanding of social structures and social dynamics is required.

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 122 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 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)

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

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

ELECTIVES: 24 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 59 credits[1]
(This includes 6 credits of General Education course requirements: 3 credits of GWS courses and 3 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (20 credits)
ENGL 202A GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
SCLSC 480W(4), SCLSC 481(4), SCLSC 492(3), SOC 405(3), SOCIO 384(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 416(3), SOC 429(3), SOC 444(3), SOC 446(3), SOC 448(3), SOC 455(3), SOC 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from SOC 425(3), SOC 424(3), SOC 015(3), SOC 449(3), SOC 450(3), SOCIO 476(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from AAA S 212 US(3), BE SC 464 US(3), SOC 435(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 6 credits (minimum of 3 credits at the 400-level) in consultation with adviser from AFRAS, BE SC, SOC (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits (minimum of 3 credits at the 400-level) in consultation with adviser from AM ST, C ART, C MUS, CRIMJ, ENGL, ENLSH, HCOMM, I HUM, LIT, PSYCH, PL SC, PUBPL, THTRE, 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 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-03-029

Review Date: 3/8/04

Program coordinator updated by Publications: 4/30/09

UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07

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