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For the sociology course offerings, 1000-level courses provide a comprehensive descriptive overview at the introductory level, 2000-level courses provide an in-depth specialized study of a particular case, area, or social phenomenon and introduce theoretical perspectives and 3000-level courses analyze case materials applying theory critically in specific cases and consider the consequences of various theories on social policy and strategies for social change.
A 1000-level sociology course is required as a prerequisite for any 2000-level sociology course and any 2000-level sociology course is a prerequisite for any 3000-level sociology course. Any student who has grounds to request a waiver of this requirement may do so by contacting the sociology area coordinator for a decision. This request must be made prior to enrolling in the upper-level sociology course.Prerequisite:
|SOC 1000||Introduction to Sociology: The Sociological Imagination||3|
Requirements for Sociology Major:
|SOC 2130||Sociological Theory||3|
|SOC 2200||Race and Ethnicity||3|
|SOC 2470||Sex, Gender and Sexuality||3|
|SOC 2510||Social Movements and Social Action||3|
|SOC 2600||Methods in Social Research||3|
|SOC 2760||Wealth, Poverty and Social Class||3|
|SOC 3900||Senior Seminar: Doing Sociology||3|
Requirements in related areas:
|MATH 1150||Statistics I||3|
Students must also take 3 courses (9 credits), at least 1 from 3000-level. These courses may also be used toward a concentration.
"Many of my professors have their own clinical practices, and they bring their professional experiences into our classroom discussions. And that is so much more interesting than just reading from a textbook. I feel like everything I am learning in my classes will prepare me for a real-world clinical setting - it makes me really excited to start my own practice," says Shannon Griffith '16.
Caitlyn De Serres' dream job is to one day become a family counselor, leading her to pursue a double major in psychology and sociology. "I don't think people realize how much counseling can help. Even if you don't have severe problems in your life, just talking to someone is really helpful in making your experience with something better. I want to be able do that for children and families."