2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Sociology, BS

The BS with a major in sociology requires 33 semester hours in sociology, including SOCI 20213, SOCI 30383, SOCI 30833 and SOCI 40383. No more than six hours of lower-division sociology credit may be applied to the major. Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA in all sociology courses taken for the major. Associated requirement: MATH 10043 is to be taken within the first nine hours of sociology coursework. Any "topics" courses may be repeated, provided the specific subject matter changes. A minor is required; any minor approved for the BS degree is acceptable.

The BS with a major in sociology requires 33 semester hours, distributed as follows:

I. General Requirements (12 hours)

SOCI 20213Introductory Sociology

3

SOCI 30383Research Methods in Sociology

3

SOCI 30833Sociological Theory

3

SOCI 40383Topics in Applied Social Research

3

II. Area Requirements (12 hours)

Intersections: 3 hours from the following:

Race, age, gender and/or ethnicity-related courses.

SOCI 30343American Minority Groups

3

SOCI 30643Sociology of Aging

3

SOCI 30743Gender and Society

3

SOCI 30773Sex, Society, and Ethics

3

SOCI 40803Social Inequality

3

Or other departmentally approved courses.

Application and Experience: 6 hours from the following:

SOCI 30213Applied Sociology

3

SOCI 30233Sustainability: Environmental, Social & Economic Issues

3

SOCI 20990International Residential Study

1.00-20.00

SOCI 30903Law and Society

3

SOCI 30990International Residential Study

1.00-20.00

SOCI 30253Environmental Sociology

3

SOCI 32990International Residential Study

1.00-20.00

SOCI 40303Animals, Culture and Society

3

SOCI 40623Sociology Internship in Public and Non-Profit Agencies

3

SOCI 40813Work and Society

3

Or other departmental study abroad offerings.

Other sociology courses that are applied, service and/or experiential learning based may be approved to fulfill this requirement.

Cultural Studies: 3 hours from the following courses that provide sociological analyses of culture:

SOCI 20073

SOCI 20083

SOCI 30323Cultural Criminology

3

SOCI 30423Media, Self and Society

3

SOCI 30463Popular Culture

3

SOCI 30483Death and Dying: Sociological Viewpoints

3

SOCI 30523Self and Society Through Film

3

SOCI 30543Unveiled: The Sociology of Weddings

3

SOCI 30653Sociology of Food

3

SOCI 30783Sociology of the Body

3

SOCI 40443Media Images of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

3

Other departmentally approved courses may fulfill this requirement.

III. Sociology Electives (9 hours)