The study of Sociology gives the student an understanding and appreciation of the nature of society, social institutions, and people as social beings and creators of culture. Through systematic investigation and analysis, students gain knowledge and insight into the complex systems of relations constituting the modern world. Thus, students will be better prepared to make intelligent judgments in their own lives and to contribute more effectively to shaping society and the world.
Sociology provides a background for pursuing further study in sociology, business, law, social work, social services, counseling, communications, and other related areas. Sociology also prepares students for employment in the public and private sectors in such areas as management, public relations, human resources, applied research, public policy, administration, and teaching.
In the Sociology major, students are required to complete SO101 Introduction to Sociology, SO211 Research Methods, SO212 Social Statistics, SO325 Sociological Theory, SO453 Senior Seminar, and an additional four Sociology electives (excluding SO357, SO358, SO359, SO450, SO451, SO481, and SO485).
Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017
Students typically begin with SO101 in the first year, followed by SO211 and SO325 in the first semester of the junior year, SO212 in the second semester of the junior year, and SO453 in the senior year. Sociology electives may be taken at any time.
Please refer to the Online College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.
Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond
|Conversatio I||Conversatio II|
|Freshman English (or Science)||Freshman English (or Science)|
|Sociology 101||Core Elective|