Curriculum & Requirements
Sociology Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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.
|INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||5|
|INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL STATISTICS||5|
|or || STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|METHOD FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH||5|
|or || SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHOD|
|CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY||5|
|SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE||5|
|SENIOR CAPSTONE: SOCIOLOGICAL PRACTICE||5|
|or || SENIOR THESIS|