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Major: A minimum of nine course credits, including eight in Sociology, which include SOC 101, 387, 398; a minimum of two courses in one of the three subfields, and a minimum of one course in each of the other subfields; and one statistics course (INT 201 or MAT 347-348). The three subfields are: Hierarchy and Inequality (SOC 248, 343, 348, 366, 376); Social Institutions and Social Control (SOC 255, 273, 314, 361, 362, 370); Identity and Culture (SOC 365, 367). Selected topics may also fulfill subfield requirements. See Topics Courses.
Students planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to include an individual research project (SOC 290/390 or 485) in their major. Students planning careers in human services are encouraged to include an internship (SOC 280/380) in their major. One course credit in individualized research (SOC 290/390 or 485) or one course credit in internship (SOC 280/380) may count toward the major. Not more than two 200-level courses may be counted toward the minimum eight course Sociology requirement.
Note: Students may not combine a major in Sociology with the joint major in Sociology and Anthropology.
Teaching Major: Same as above. In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete coursework leading to secondary certification described under Education. Prospective teachers should request a current list of the specific course requirements from the Education Office.
Second Teaching Area in Sociology: The following program in conjunction with a teaching major in Anthropology (individualized major), Economics and Business, History, Politics, or Psychology will enable the student to apply for certification to teach both the major subject and Sociology: four course credits in Sociology approved by the chair of the Department.
Minor: A minimum of six course credits in Sociology which include SOC 101, 387, 398, and one course selected from each of the three subfields (Hierarchy and Inequality; Social Institutions and Social Control; and Identity and Culture). SOC 280/380, 290/390, and 485 may not be counted toward the minor. Note: The Sociology minor is not available to students with a Sociology and Anthropology major.
101. Sociological Perspectives: Structure, Diversity, and Interaction
248. Contemporary Native Americans
255. Media and the Public Mind
273. Families in Social Context
343. Women: Oppressions and Resistances
348. Race and Ethnic Relations
361. Crime and Deviance
362. Criminal Justice
366. Gender and Social Institutions
367. Self and Identity
370. Religion, Spirituality, and Community
376. Civil Rights and Western Racism
387. Research Design and Data Analysis
398. Sociological Theory
485. Readings/Research in Sociology