2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Socology, Political Science, Native American Studies and Environmental Studies, cont'd

Bachelor of Science Degree
Major in Sociology

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
The following General Education courses also satisfy requirements in the major:  ANTY 217, ANTY 220, SOCI 101, SOCI 201, WGSS 274.  Please refer to limitations on General Education requirements (see page 73).  Limited to two courses per discipline.  Students should consult with an academic advisor before registering for General Education courses in order to minimize the number of courses needed to satisfy the requirements of the major.
31
Required Courses
*SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
(SOCI 101 is prerequisite for all other coursework in the required core)
3
SOCI 318 Sociological Research Methods 3
SOCI 319 Sociological Research Methods Lab 1
SOCI 455 Classical Sociological Theory 3
SOCI 482 Contemporary Sociological Theory 3
SOCI 498 Internship/Cooperative Education 3
SOCI 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone 3
Total Required credits 19
Restricted Electives
At least 2 courses from the lower division core and at least one course from four of the five content areas.  Minimum of 18 credits, including 14 upper division.
Lower Division Core
Choose at least 2 courses.
*ANTY 217 Physical Anthropology and Archeology 3
*ANTY 220 Culture and Society 3
CJUS 228 Race, Class, Gender and Crime 3
*SOCI 201 Social Problems 3
SOCI 221 Criminal Justice System 3
*WGSS/A&SC 274 Women, Culture and Society 3
At least one course from four of the five content areas:
Area 1:  General Sociology
SOCI 345 Sociology of Organizations 3
SOCI 355 Social Demography and Population Studies 3
SOCI 382/PSYX 360 Social Psychology and Social Structure 3
SOCI 435 Law and Society 3
Area 2:  Family and Relationships
SOCI 332 Sociology of the Family 3
SOCI 351 Dating & Mate Selection 3
SOCI 432 Human Sexual Behavior 3
Area 3:  Crime and Criminal Justice
CJUS 421 Criminal Justice Ethics 3
CJUS 450 Computer Crime 3
SOCI 311 Criminology 3
SOCI 327 Sociology of Deviance 3
SOCI 330 Juvenile Delinquency 3
SOCI 423 Sociology of Corrections 4
SOCI 425 Crime Prevention and Victimology 3
Area 4:  Social Inequalities  
*NASX 205 Native Americans in Contemporary Society 3
SOCI 344 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3
SOCI 431 Sociology of Gender Roles 3
Area 5:  Health and Environments
SOCI 352 Diseases & Society 3
SOCI 380 Sociology of Health and Medicine 3
SOCI 448 Sport and Society 3
SOCI 461 Urban Society and Human Ecology. 4
SOCI 470 Environmental Sociology 3
Other courses which may be used to satisfy Restricted Elective Requirements:
SOCI 294/494 Seminar/Workshop 1-3
SOCI 492 Independent Study 1-5
Total Restricted Elective Courses Credits 18
Language Requirement (See page 122). 8
Mathematics/Computer Science Courses
Students must take STAT 141 plus choose one additional course.
*STAT 141 Introduction to Statistical Concepts 3
Students must take one of the following courses in addition to the course taken to satisfy the General Education requirement in mathematics.
COMP 100 Topics in Computer Programming 3
CSCI 111A Programming with Java I 4
CSCI 132 Basic Data Structures and Algorithms 4
CSCI 232 Data Structures and Algorithms 4
COMP 311 Digital Logic Design 3
*M 171 Calculus I 4
M 172 Calculus II 4
*STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 4
STAT 217 Intermediate Statistical Concepts 4
Total Mathematics/Computer Science Courses 6-8
Minor
In lieu of a minor, students may choose the Sociology Extended Major.  This option requires 15 additional credits from the lists above for a total of 52 credits (37+15).
20
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives
The total number of elective credits required for the degree will be determined by the number of courses a student elects to take which fulfill both the General Education requirements and the major requirements.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.  Please refer to limitations on General Education requirements (see page 73).  Limited to two courses per discipline.
V 12-21
Total minimum credits required for degree 120

Note:  A Minimum grade of “C” is required in all Sociology major coursework.

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Science Major in Sociology

First Year F S
WRIT 101 3  
SOCI 101 3  
Sociology Lower Division
Core
  3
Foreign Language 4 4
General Education 6 6
Minor   3
Totals 16 16
Second Year F S
SOCI 318   3
SOCI 319   1
Sociology Lower Division
Core
3  
STAT 141 3  
M/COMP Elective   3
General Education  6 3
General Education w/Lab 4  
Totals 16 16
Third Year F S
SOCI 455 3  
SOCI 482   3
Sociology Electives 3 3
General Education 3 3
General Education w/Lab 4  
Electives  3 3
Minor     3
Totals 16 15
Fourth Year F S
SOCI 499    3
SOCI 498   3
Sociology Electives  6  
Minor 3 6
Electives 6 3
Totals 15 15

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