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Self-Designed Program



 Belmont University offers a popular self-designed degree in Sociology that encourages students to explore courses in three main areas (i.e., Institutions, Inequality, and Culture & Social Change).  This track is well-suited for students interested in inequality and human rights issues or who find themselves interested in a variety of sociological topics.

Major Requirements     (30 hours total)

SOC 2200, Sociological Theory (3 hours)
SOC 2250, Research Methods (3 hours)

  • Any Institutions class from the following
            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  
  • Any Inequality class from the following
            SOC 3200, Sociology of Gender
            SOC 3240, Political Sociology
            SOC 3400, Inequality
            SOC 3450, Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Any Social Change and Culture class from the following
            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  

  • Fifteen (15) hours of sociology electives that the student desires, including but not limited to classes listed above, special topic courses, internships, or independent studies. 


Minor Requirements     (18 hours total)
    

SOC 2200, Sociological Theory (3 hours)
SOC 2250, Research Methods (3 hours)

  • Any Institutions class (3 hours)
  • Any Inequality class (3 hours)
  • Any Social Change and Culture (3 hours)
  • Three (3) additional hours of sociology electives


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