Undergrad Catalog 2010


Sociology Major


Major in Sociology (B.A. or B.S.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements     56-58
Prerequisites for Major in Sociology (taken as part of the General Education core)  
    MTH 1150, Elementary Statistics 3    
    SOC 1010, Introduction to Sociology 3    
Major Requirements     30
    SOC 2200, Sociological Theory 3    
    SOC 2250, Social Research Methods 3    
Sociology Core Courses   9  
    Institutions (three hours chosen from the following) 3    
        SOC 2300, Crime and Deviance
        SOC 3000, Schools and Society
        SOC 3220, Sociology of Religion
        SOC 3230, Sociology of Health and Illness
        SOC 3260, Family Problems and Social Change
        SOC 3440, Sociology of Science
        SOC 3700, Criminal Justice
        SOC 3800, Criminology
     
    Power and Inequality (three hours chosen from the following) 3    
        SOC 3200, Sociology of Gender
        SOC 3240, Political Sociology
        SOC 3400, Inequality
        SOC 3450, Race and Ethnic Relations
     
Emphasis Area - Choose one area      
1) Sociology - General Emphasis      
    Social Change and Culture (three hours chosen from the following) 3    
        SOC 3100, Politics of Knowledge
        SOC 3120, Sociology of Music
        SOC 3140, Sociology of Film
        SOC 3160, Sociology of Photography and Social Change
        SOC 3210, Men, Masculinity, and Media
        SOC 3350, Social Movements
        SOC 3550, The Urban Community
        SOC 3600, Environmental Sociology
        SOC 3650, Popular Culture
     
Sociology Electives (General Emphasis)   15  
       
2) Sociology of Culture Emphasis      
    SOC 2010, Cultural Theory 3    
    Social Change and Culture (twelve hours chosen from the following) 12    
        SOC 3100, Politics of Knowledge
        SOC 3120, Sociology of Music
        SOC 3140, Sociology of Film
        SOC 3160, Sociology of Photography and Social Change
        SOC 3210, Men, Masculinity, and Media
        SOC 3350, Social Movements
        SOC 3550, The Urban Community
        SOC 3600, Environmental Sociology
        SOC 3650, Popular Culture
        SOC 3880, Current Topics in Sociology of Culture
     
Sociology Electives (Sociology of Culture Emphasis)   3  
       
3) Criminology Emphasis      
    SOC 2200, Sociological Theory

 3

   
    SOC 2250, Research Methods

 3

   
    Sociology Competency Hours (3 hours chosen from each of the following areas)

 9

   

               Institutions - (e.g., Family Problems and Social Change, Sociology of Health and  Illness)
               Inequality - (e.g., Race and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Gender)
               Social Change and Culture - (e.g., Sociology of Music, The Urban Community, Popular Culture)

     

    Fundamental Criminology Courses (take each of the following 3 courses)

 9

 
    SOC 2150, Theories of Deviance

 3

   
    SOC 3040, Sociology of Prisons

 3

   
    SOC 3800, Criminology

 3

   
Criminology Electives (Choose 6 hours from the following courses)  

 6

 
     SOC 2020, Social Problems
     SOC 2300, Deviance
     SOC 3700, Criminal Justice
     SOC 3400, Inequality
     SOC 2450, Law and Society
     SOC 3450, Race and Ethnic Relations
     SOC 3890, Special Topics in Criminology
     SOC 4900, Practicum in Sociology (by departmental approval)
     
Minor Requirements     18
Electives     22-24
Total     128