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Sociology


2012-2014 Catalog

Sociology

Faculty and Staff

Deborah Augsburger, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Eric Edwards, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Eri Fujieda, Associate Professor of Sociology
Marshall Johnson, Professor of Sociology

Sociology Program

The sociology program disposes students to understand and take responsibility for the social - the world structured by institutions, made meaningful through culture and lived in our actions. Through courses open to all as well as to those with major and minor specialization, the program carries out the university's mission of helping students to become life-long learners who seek understanding as a valuable end in its own right. The program implements the university mission of opening access to the world, its accumulated knowledge and ways of knowing. The program practices the university mission by helping students to apply the skills of reflective judgment and the conceptual tools of the program to responsibility to our larger community.

Student Learning Outcomes

The program graduate will

  • Be more likely to analyze and interpret global social phenomena as socially constructed agency enmeshed n social meanings and institutions.
  • Be more able to analyze the institutions of capitalist societies.
  • Be more able to analyze the production and reproduction of social meanings.
  • Be more able to explain the grounding of social phenomena in historical and spatial context.
  • Be more disposed and able to research social phenomena--aware of theory and existing research, using appropriate methods, and able to communicate findings of multiple forms to promote informed action.
  • Effectively communicate sociological understanding in written and oral presentations.

Sociology Major Requirements

33 total credits

At least 21 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Required courses (15 credits required):

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology -- 3 credits
SOCI 371 Social Theory -- 3 credits
SOCI 395 Sociological Research Methods -- 3 credits
SOCI 498 Senior Thesis -- 3 credits
ANTH 101 The Human Experience -- 3 credits

Sociology Elective courses (18 credits required): Choose any SOCI courses (excluding the required courses) and/or a maximum of 6 anthropology credits from among ANTH 205, 301, 315, 368, 490, 491 or 499.


Sociology Minor Requirements

21 total credits

12 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Sociology required courses (9 credits required):

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology -- 3 credits
SOCI 371 Social Theory -- 3 credits
SOCI 395 Sociological Research Methods -- 3 credits

Sociology Elective courses (12 credits required): Choose any SOCI courses (excluding the required courses ) and/or a maximum of up to 6 anthropology credits from among ANTH 205, 301, 310, 315, 320, 490, 491 or 499.


Sociology Teaching (EA-A) Minor Requirements

Sociology Teaching Minor at the Early Adolescence to Adolescence Level (EA-A)

21 total credits

Required courses (15 credits required):

ANTH 101 The Human Experience -- 3 credits
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology -- 3 credits
SSEd 339 Secondary Methods in Social Science Education -- 3 credits
SOCI 371 Social Theory -- 3 credits
SOCI 395 Research Methods -- 3 credits

Sociology Elective courses (6 credits required): Choose any SOCI courses (excluding the required courses).


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