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:
- SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology (1)
- SOCI 494 Sociology Colloquium (2)
- SOCI 495: Sociological Theories (1)
- SOCI 496: Social Research Methods (1)
- SOCI 497: Methods and Styles of Social Science Communication (1)
- SOCI 498Q: Tools for Quantitative Analysis (1)
- SOCI 499: Senior Project (1)
One course in each of the following 3 areas:
Area 1: Social Institutions
- SOCI 255S: Sociology of Families and Intimate Relationships (1)
- SOCI 305S: Social Institutions (1)
- SOCI 370S: Work, Occupations, and Professions (1)
- SOCI 379: Sociology of Law (1)
Area 2: Social Issues and Inequality
- SOCI 210B: How Americans Think (1)
- SOCI 260S: Power and Evil (1)
- SOCI 302: Criminology (1)
- SOCI 304S: Social Inequality (1)
- SOCI 307D: Race, Nationality, and Immigration
- SOCI 312D: Gender and Society (1)
- SOCI 355: Sociology of the City (1)
- SOCI 363J-JS: Community-Based Research (1)
Area 3: Social Change
- SOCI 215R: Population, Society, and Environment (1)
- SOCI 263J: Community Organizing for Social Change (1)
- SOCI 309: Collective Behavior and Social Movements (1)
- SOCI 337: Sociology of Developing Societies (1)
- SOCI 372: Social and Cultural Change (1)
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
- Apply sociological concepts, theories, principles, and insights to explain social structures, social stratification , and social change.
- Critically evaluate empirical research on human behavior within a social context.
- Rigorously analyze, interpret, explain, and present social scientific data.
- Design and conduct original, ethical, theoretically-based, empirical investigations of social phenomena.
- Communicate effectively both in scholarly written prose and oral presentations.
- Use sociological knowledge and skills to inform policy debates, to guide community engagement, and/or to promote public understanding of social stratification.