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Sociology


2010-2012 Catalog

Sociology

Sociology Program Top of Page

Faculty

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

The anthropology and 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 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.

Students who want to major in sociology should obtain an introduction to the field through SOCI 101 and three additional credits in sociology. On completion of these six credits, the student majoring in sociology should contact the program coordinator to make an advising appointment. The student will meet program faculty with the aim of getting acquainted and learning about activities and requirements.

Sociology Major Top of Page

Minimum of 33 credits in Sociology, at least 21 of which must be in courses numbered over 300.

Students are required to complete the following courses:

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

The remaining Sociology credits are elective. A maximum of six elective credits may be taken from among ANTH 101, 301, 302, 306, 315, 320, 368, 490 and 499.

To graduate with a degree in sociology, majors must have earned a final GPA of 2.5 in sociology classes and 2.2 overall.

 

Sociology Minor Top of Page

A minimum of 22 credits, of which at least 12 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

All students are required to complete:

SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology  --3 credits
SOCI 371        The Sociological Tradition  -- 3 credits

The remaining credits are elective. A maximum of nine elective credits may be taken from among ANTH 101, 301, 302, 306, 315, 320, 368, 490, and 499.  

 

Sociology Minor - Teaching Top of Page

Sociology Teaching Minor at the Early Adolescence to Adolescence Level (EA-A) At least 22 credits in Sociology, including the courses listed below:

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        The Sociological Tradition --3 credits
SOCI 395        Research Methods --3 credits

The remaining seven Sociology credits are elective.

 


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