Major Requirements

Eleven courses (44 units) are required to complete the major.

COURSEWORK

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

4 units

Or

SOC 102Introduction to Sociology: Global Perspectives

4 units

 

And

SOC 304Sociological Inquiry

4 units

SOC 490Senior Seminar in Sociology

4 units

Students must select one course from below:

SOC 200Classical Sociological Theory: Marx, Weber, Durkheim

4 units

SOC 205Contemporary Sociological Theory

4 units

Students must select one from the list below:

SOC 305Quantitative Research Methods

4 units

SOC 306Qualitative Research Methods

4 units

SOC 310Sociological Field Methods

4 units

Electives:

Choose six additional courses from within the department

The Sociology Department encourages students to declare the major by the end of their first year.

INTERNSHIPS

The department, in concert with the Hameetman Career Center, keeps files on available internships in law, criminal justice, and various social and community agencies.

PROGRESSION THROUGH THE MAJOR

If you declare at the end of your first year, you should:

Take Classic or Contemporary Sociological Theory in your sophomore year.

SOC 200Classical Sociological Theory: Marx, Weber, Durkheim

4 units

SOC 205Contemporary Sociological Theory

4 units

Take Sociological Inquiry in your sophomore year

SOC 304Sociological Inquiry

4 units

Take a research methods course in your junior year

SOC 305Quantitative Research Methods

4 units

SOC 306Qualitative Research Methods

4 units

SOC 310Sociological Field Methods

4 units

Enroll in Senior Seminar (490) in the fall of your senior year.

SOC 490Senior Seminar in Sociology

4 units

If you declare during your sophomore year, you should:

Take Classic or Contemporary Sociological Theory as soon as possible.

SOC 200Classical Sociological Theory: Marx, Weber, Durkheim

4 units

SOC 205Contemporary Sociological Theory

4 units

Take Sociological Inquiry as soon as possible.

SOC 304Sociological Inquiry

4 units

Take a research methods course in your junior year.

SOC 305Quantitative Research Methods

4 units

SOC 306Qualitative Research Methods

4 units

SOC 310Sociological Field Methods

4 units

Enroll in Senior Seminar in the fall of your senior year.

SOC 490Senior Seminar in Sociology

4 units

Sociology students are encouraged to consider studying abroad for a semester. Those who plan to study abroad should work with their advisor on an academic plan that allows for both a study abroad experience and completion of their major requirements. The ideal plan ensures that students study abroad, and have taken at least two Sociology electives and the following courses prior to senior year: SOC 101 or SOC 102; SOC 200 or SOC 205; SOC 304; and SOC 305, SOC 306, or SOC 310. Up to two courses taken in Sociology departments while abroad count towards the major electives.