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Sociology
The Sociology Major requires a minimum of 34 semester hours (10 courses) in Sociology and the Sociology Minor requires a
minimum of 21 hours (6 courses) in sociology.
Major Requirements:
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Student majors must take all courses in the foundations core category and one course in the experiential/capstone core
category.
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Student majors must also select at least one course from each of the area category groupings (see below).
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Student majors must develop a concentration by taking at least three courses in one particular area.
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Student majors must take at least 2 area courses above the 300 level, and 1 400 level area course.
Minor Requirements:
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Minors must take all courses in the foundations core category excluding the experiential/capstone care category.
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Minors must complete a course in at least 2 area category groupings, one of which must be at least a 300 level beyond the
core courses.
Vertical Integration within the Major/Minor, moving from establishing the foundations of the discipline to application:
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200 level courses: No Prerequisites (Breadth/problems component of major; revolve around specific themes/topics) 3 or 4
hours
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300 level courses: Prerequisites any 200 level Sociology course (Courses at the 300 level constitute in-depth explorations
of specific topics and subject areas in sociology and anthropology enhanced with several appropriate research and
theoretically based exercises) 3 or 4 hours
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400 level courses: Prerequisites 200 and 300 (Advanced courses containing a significant research project with a seminar
approach to advanced readings) 3 or 4 hours
*FYC courses, Special Topics Courses (SOCI 381-384), Honors Course Offerings (HONR XXX), and transfer courses (030 &
040 categories) will be designated in category groupings by the Department Chair based on course content.
CORE COURSES
Group I
REGIONAL/TRANSNATIONAL AREA
(ANTHROPOLOGYCONCENTRATION)
Required Courses: 19 hours
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Foundations Core Category: 15 hrs
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Foundations of Sociology and Anthropology
(SOCI 200) 4 hours team-taught.
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Math 111 or 113 (3)
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Research Methods (SOCI 300) (4)
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Social Theory (SOCI 301) (4)
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Health, Healing, and Gender in Ghana (SOCI
260) (3) – Travel
Cultural Anthropology (SOCI 215) (4)
Peoples and Cultures of Africa (SOCI 230) (3)
Peoples of Latin America (SOCI 331) (3)
Irish Culture and Society (ICHH390)
Special Topics 381
Designated FYC and Honors courses
Transfer Courses: 031 or 041 designation
Capstone Core Category: 3 or 4 hrs (Majors
Only)
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All 400 level courses (SOCI 400, 410, 420,
430, 440, 450, 455, 496-498)
Group III
INSTITUTIONS, PRACTICES, AND
CHANGE AREA
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Population, Poverty and Environment (SOCI
210) (4)
Death and Dying (SOCI 219) (3)
Health, Healing, and Gender in Ghana (SOCI
260) (3) -- Travel
Aging & the Life Course(SOCI 320) (4)
Health, Illness and Healing (SOCI 430) (4)
Environmental Sociology (SOCI 440) (4)
Special Topics 383
Designated FYC and Honors courses
Transfer Courses: 033 or 043 designation
Group IV
SOCIAL ORDER AND CONTROL
AREA
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Deviant Behavior and Social Control (SOCI 224)
(3)
Gender, Law and Society in South Africa (SOCI
270) (3) -- Travel
Criminology (SOCI 322) (4)
Juvenile Delinquency (SOCI 410) (4)
Law and Society (SOCI 420) (4)
Special Topics 384
Designated FYC and Honors courses
Transfer Courses: 034 or 044 designation
Group II
STRUCTURE AND INEQUALITY AREA
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Sex and Culture (SOCI 202; WMST 202) (3)
Social Problems (SOCI 217) (3)
Sociology of the Family (SOCI 212) (3)
Introduction to African-American Studies (SOCI 225;
BLST 101) (3)
Racial and Ethnic Relations (SOCI 241) (3)
Gender, Sex, and Society (SOCI 340) (3)
Power, Politics and Ideology (SOCI 400) (4)
Women and Race in Modern Britain (SOCI3440)
Women Of Ireland (ICHH360)
Introduction to Women’s Studies (WMST 101) (3)
Special Topics 382
Designated FYC and Honors courses
Transfer Courses: 032 or 042 designation
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENT
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