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Sociology Major Requirements

The numbers in parentheses adjacent to the course name are the number of course units earned upon satisfactory completion of the course.

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 10 units

The student must complete the General Education requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences.

II. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 12 units

The following six courses are required of all Sociology majors:

One course in each of the following 3 areas:

Area 1: Social Institutions

Area 2: Social Issues and Inequality

Area 3: Social Change

Sociology majors must take three additional Sociology elective courses. Three of the six area and/or elective Sociology courses must be at the 300 level.

III. OTHER ELECTIVES

Units to total a minimum of 32

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Apply sociological concepts, theories, principles, and insights to explain social structures, social stratification , and social change.
  2. Critically evaluate empirical research on human behavior within a social context.
  3. Rigorously analyze, interpret, explain, and present social scientific data.
  4. Design and conduct original, ethical, theoretically-based, empirical investigations of social phenomena.
  5. Communicate effectively both in scholarly written prose and oral presentations.
  6. Use sociological knowledge and skills to inform policy debates, to guide community engagement, and/or to promote public understanding of social stratification.