Sociology graduates 2016

Sociology Requirements

 

Requirements for a Major: 46 units
Required Major Core: 18 units
Required Lower-Division Course: 4 units
SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology (4)
OR
AN 001 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (4) (preferred for the Cross-Cultural Track)

Required Upper-Division Courses: 14 units
SOC 108 Quantitative Research Methods (4)
SOC 109 Qualitative Research Methods (4)
SOC 195 Senior Seminar (2)
SOC 197 Senior Research Capstone (4)

Highly Recommended:
MA 005 Introduction to Statistics (4)


Regardless of the number of off-campus programs attended, only 8 units will be
accepted toward the major requirements and only 4 for the minor.
In addition to the above core, all majors must complete one of the following tracks:

A. General Sociology Track: 28 units
This track is designed for students who are seeking a broad training in the sociological
perspective. It prepares students with a critical understanding of society that is essential
to many careers including those in the non-profit sector, education, business,
governance, church ministry, and media. It is particularly suited for students who wish
to pursue further work in academic sociology beyond the B.A.
Required Courses: 28 units
SOC 171 Sociological Theory (4)
Select one course from four out of the following five categories: (16)

  1. Sociology of Religion
    SOC 120 Religion and Society (4)
  2. Deviance and Social Control
    SOC 177 Interpersonal Violence (4)
    SOC 182 Sociology of Deviant Behavior (4)
  3. Social Stratification
    AN 135 Gender and Sex Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)60
    SOC 180 Human Services and Social Policy (4)
    SOC 189 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (4)
  4. Comparative Sociology/Globalization
    AN 140 Food Systems (4)
    SOC/AN 155 Sociology of Global Inequality and development (4)
  5. Social Interactions
    SOC 130 Sociology of the Family (4)
    SOC 145 Social Psychology(4)
    SOC/AN 150 Cross-Cultural Communication (4)
    SOC 175 Internet and Society (4)
    *Department-approved upper-divisional sociology or anthropology electives (8)

B. Human Services Track: 28 units
This track is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the
helping professions or in community organizations. It is appropriate for students
interested in pursuing careers in social welfare and other human service areas as well as
those drawn toward careers in counseling and the criminal justice system.
Required Courses: 28 units
SOC 171 Sociological Theory (4)
SOC 177 Interpersonal Violence (4)
SOC 180 Human Services and Social Policy (4)
SOC 190 Internship (4-8 hours). Eight units of practicum (4 per semester) are
strongly encouraged to provide continuity for both the student and the sponsoring
agency. If only 4 units of practicum completed, students must take an additional
upper-divisional department approved elective (4).
*Two of the following Department-approved Electives (8)
SOC 110 Social Problems (4)
SOC 130 Sociology of the Family (4)
AN 135 Gender and Sex Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
SOC 182 Sociology of Deviance (4)
SOC 189 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (4)
Other department approved upper-divisional sociology or anthropology elective (4)

C. Cross-Cultural Studies Track: 28 units
This track is designed for students who are interested in studying the diverse cultural
groups of the United States and the developing world. It is especially recommended for
those who are interested in missions and cross-cultural ministries as well as for those
who desire to pursue inter-cultural affairs for other applications.
Required Courses: 28 units
AN 145 Culture Theory (4)
SOC 189 Racial and Ethnic Relations (4) or AN 115 Peoples and Cultures (4)
Four of the following: (16)
AN 130 Applied Anthropology (4)
AN 135 Gender and Sex Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
AN 140 Food Systems (4)
AN 150/SOC 150 Cross-Cultural Communication (4)
AN 155/SOC 155 Sociology of Global Inequality and Development (4)
AN 196/SOC 196 Topical Seminar (2-4)
Department-approved Upper-Division SOC/AN Elective (4)

*Not more than eight units of field experience, SOC 190 Field Placement or IS 190
Urban Program Practicum (8), may be included in the upper-division units. Students
who intend to be sociology majors are strongly encouraged to complete the required
theory and methods courses as soon as possible after completion of the introductory
course. Prospective majors are also encouraged to discuss the different tracks within
the sociology curriculum with a sociology advisor. An anthropology minor is available
for those students desiring a cross-cultural emphasis

Requirements for a Sociology Minor: 24 units

SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology (4)

SOC 171 Sociological Theory (4)

and Four Upper-Division SOC classes: (16)