• Sociology


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Sociology is the study of group influence on human behavior. Sociology promotes an understanding of the social structures that create, maintain and transform societies. Sociology connects the experience of the individual to both micro and macro dimensions of group life. Students of sociology will engage in community work and connect their academic learning to social praxis. A bachelor's degree in sociology provides an excellent liberal arts foundation for embarking on a wide range of career paths.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of key sociological concepts and apply them to the real world
    • Understand the connection between the individual and the broader society
    • Describe major theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches of sociology
    • Apply sociological concepts, principles, and methodologies to contemporary social problems and other sociological phenomenon
    • Apply knowledge of human behavior and social phenomena to social and community issues
    • Critically analyze contemporary social institutions
    • Critically analyze systems of inequality and promote social understanding
    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    SOC204 General Sociology: Principles of Sociology 3
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Elective / university requirements 4
    Mathematics requirement (MTH243 Statistics 1 is recommended) 5
    Term Credits: 16
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    SOC205 General Sociology: Social Institutions 3
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Elective / university requirements 3
    Oral Communication requirement 4
    Term Credits: 14
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    Arts & Letters requirement 4
    Social/Math/Computer Science requirement 5

    Social Science requirement (other than Sociology)

    4
    Term Credits: 16
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Arts & Letters requirement 4
    Lab Science requirement 4
    SOC213 Race Relations in the United States 3
    Elective / university requirements 3-5
    Term Credits: 14-16
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Arts & Letters requirement 4
    Lab Science requirement 4
    Elective / university requirements 3
    Term Credits: 16
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Lab Science requirement 4
    Electives / university requirement 8-10
    Term Credits: 12-13