Sociology Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Within the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Department of Sociology and Justice Studies offers a program in sociology, blending career education and the liberal arts. The education goal is not to train students; neither is the goal to educate students solely in sociology. Rather, the goal is to use the discipline as a way to critically synthesize what is learned in a liberal arts program. The program envisaged here provides a general background which will enable the student to move into a variety of career paths, while retaining the opportunity for particular specializations within sociology and thematically related disciplines.

The Department of Sociology and Justice Studies believes that a university must educate broadly to enrich both career and life. Accordingly, students in the Sociology Program will complete social science foundation courses, as well as core disciplinary courses. In order to assist students as they move into a variety of career paths, students will complete elective courses selected under the guidance of a Sociology major advisor.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single foreign language at college level is required for this major.

Required Introduction and Social and Behavioral Science Foundation
SOCI 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY5
CSBS 320INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
SOCI 357METHOD FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH5
SOCI 465CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY5
Required Core
Disciplinary
SOCI 351SOCIAL STRATIFICATION5
SOCI 363SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE5
SOCI 470SOCIAL CHANGE5
SOCI 481SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY5
Social Justice and Community Engagement–choose two10
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
SEX AND GENDER
IDENTITY AND POWER
SOCIOLOGY OF REVOLUTIONS
Institutions and Civil Society - Select one5
SOCIOLOGY OF POLITICS
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
Sociological Practice Course - Select one5
DOING SOCIOLOGY
INTERNSHIP
Required Discipline-Based Capstone or Thesis–choose one5
SENIOR CAPSTONE: SOCIOLOGICAL PRACTICE
SENIOR THESIS
Required Elective Courses–chosen with the direction of a SOCI advisor and with approval of the department chair10
Total Credits75

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between critical inquiry and social justice;
  • demonstrate an understanding of core concepts such as social structure, socialization, culture, identity, institutions power, inequality and social justice;
  • understand and apply various methodological and theoretical approaches for conducting research.