Sociology

The sociology major promotes the systematic study of collective human behavior. Students are required to explore social processes within and among varied groups and societies; to analyze the beliefs and actions of individuals within the context of social norms, values, conventions, structures, institutions, and patterns of behavior; to develop a greater awareness of culture, race, and ethnicity and the sources of social conflict and misunderstanding; to explore methods for promoting group interaction and cooperation; to assess, evaluate, and explain social behavior, programs, and processes; to gather and interpret data in valid, reliable, and generalizable ways; and to think critically about social issues and develop ways to solve complex problems in a global community. Graduates are prepared for advanced study or careers in social research, consulting, teaching, law enforcement, community organization, urban planning, organizational development, and administration of social service agencies.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

SOC 10453INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

SOC 26052TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

SOC 26053CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

SOC 30153INDIGENOUS PEOPLE/CNTMP WORLD

SOC 30653ETHNIC RELTNS & MULTICLTRL

SOC 30753HUMAN SEXUALITY

SOC 32253RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

SOC 40854FIELD RESEARCH

Required Supporting Courses

ECO 20163MACROECONOMICS

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

OR

MAT 32044MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II

PSY 32153SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

SPA 10124ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

Required Concentration

Students must select one concentration from the following:

Anthropology

Social Justice

Social Change

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