Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

(44–48 credits as listed below, plus University-wide requirements and electives to total 128)

Common Curriculum for All Majors

(27–31 credits as listed below)

1. Six courses in Sociology

  • SO 101 Introductory Sociology
  • SO 201 Writing for Sociology
  • SO 330 Research Methods (spring semester Junior year)
  • SO 385 Social Theory (fall semester Junior year)
  • SO 490 Senior Seminar I (fall semester, Senior year)
  • SO 491 Senior Seminar II (spring semester Senior year)

2. One course in Mathematics

  • MA 141 Elementary Statistics

3. Additional Requirements (21–24 credits)

In addition to the common curriculum, students select six of the following courses, one of which must be a course in Anthropology. The courses are selected by the student in conjunction with the adviser and are chosen on the basis of the student’s future career goals.

  • AN 120 Cultural Anthropology
  • AN 150 The Family
  • AN 220 Social Issues (Anthropology)
  • AN 262 Myth, Magic and Religion
  • AN 272 Cultures, Conflict and Power
  • SO 150 Contemporary Social Problems
  • PY 153 Social Psychology
  • CJ 160 Crime and Punishment
  • SO 207 Introduction to Social Welfare
  • SO 220 Social Issues (Sociology)
  • SO 222 Sociology of Cyberspace
  • SO 229 Women in Society
  • SO 230 Racism: Myths and Realities
  • SO 240 African American Images in the Media
  • SO 245 Gays and Lesbians in American Society
  • SO 250 Sex and Society
  • SO 260 Sociology of Health Care
  • SO 265 Social Inequalities
  • SO 270 Feminist Theories
  • SO 280 The Sociology of AIDS and HIV
  • SO 310 Social Movements
  • SO 362/363 Internship in Sociology

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