Sociology

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Deborah Augsburger, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Eric Edwards, Associate Professor of Sociology
Meghan Krausch, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Sociology Program Top of Page

The sociology program positions students to understand and take responsibility for the social world as one which is structured by institutions, made meaningful through culture and lived in our actions. The sociology major equips students to better understand as well as intervene in our contemporary world by offering classes on racism, environmental injustice, poverty, sexism, global inequality, and other powerful topics.  The sociology program prepares 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 its ways of knowing. We encourage students to use social theory in conjunction with evidence to draw meaningful conclusions about the society they inhabit.

Sociology Major Requirements-Suspended Top of Page

No admission to this program as of November 3, 2017.  Program has been suspended.  Current students in good standing have until December 23, 2022 to complete the program.

 

33 total credits

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

Required courses (15 credits required):

The Human Experience -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Sociology -- 3.00 credits
Social Theory -- 3.00 credits
Sociological Research Methods -- 3.00 credits

or

Social Science Research Methods -- 3.00 credits

Thesis -- 3.00 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, 325, 335, 368, 490 or 499.

Sociology Minor Requirements Top of Page

21 total credits

12 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Sociology required courses (9 credits required):

Introduction to Sociology -- 3.00 credits
Social Theory -- 3.00 credits

Sociological Research Methods -- 3.00 credits

or

Social Science Research Methods -- 3.00 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, 325, 335, 490 or 499.

Sociology Teaching (EA-A) Minor Requirements Top of Page

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

21 total credits

Required courses (15 credits required):

The Human Experience -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Sociology -- 3.00 credits
Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education -- 3.00 credits
Social Theory -- 3.00 credits
Sociological Research Methods -- 3.00 credits

or

Social Science Research Methods -- 3.00 credits

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

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

The program graduate will

  • Be more likely to analyze and interpret global social phenomena as socially constructed agency enmeshed in 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.