Sociology- Bachelor of Arts

For information. contact the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, 375 Upham Hall (513-529-2628).

This major is for liberal arts students interested in the study of society, structures, social processes, and human interaction. These range from two-person interactions to relations between large social institutions to relations between nations.

Required sociology courses and related hours (excluding fieldwork) may not be taken credit/no-credit; however, hours in excess of the required minimum may be taken credit/no-credit. A GPA of at least 2.00 is required for this major, and only three hours of independent study may be included. Not all courses are offered each semester or year; consult with your sociology advisor before registering each semester. A sociology capstone class is required for the major. If you complete more than one sociology capstone class, the hours from the additional course(s) will count as elective hours. Note: A capstone class will count as a capstone ONLY if you have senior standing.

NOTE: A student may not declare a double major in SOC and SJS if he/she is taking Track 1 or Track 2 of the SJS major.

NOTE: A student majoring in SOC and minoring in Criminology must fulfill the requirements for the major AND the minor for a total of 50 SOC credits.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: SOC 262, 482, and 459.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology meet the College of Arts and Science quantitative literacy requirement by completing SOC 262.

Program Requirements: Basic Major

(40 semester hours)

Note: All 300 and 400 level sociology courses require SOC 151 or SOC 153 as a prerequisite. Prerequisites may be waived with permission of instructor. Credit toward the sociology major cannot be granted for both SOC 151 and SOC 153 or for both SOC 151 and SOC 152 or for both SOC 152 and SOC 153.

All of these:

SOC 151 Social Relations (4) or

SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context (3)

SOC 262 Research Methodology (4)

SOC 372 Social Stratification (3)

SOC 482 Sociological Theory (4)

A Sociology Capstone Course: Select at least ONE of the following

SOC 459 Sociology Capstone (3)

SOC 462 Applied Sociological Research (3)

SOC 470 Social/Political Activism (3)

Related hours

STA 261 Statistics (4) (Note: We recommend taking STA 261 after SOC 262.)

Additional hours in sociology to make up the 36 required hours: At least 9 hours must be at or above the 300 level:

SOC 165 Introduction to Social Justice Studies (3)

SOC 201 Social Problems (4)

SOC 202 Social Deviance (4)

SOC 203 Sociology of Gender (3)

SOC 207 China and Globalization (3)

SOC 208 The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia (3)

SOC 221 Human Sexuality (3)

SOC 225 Work and Occupational Justice (3)

SOC 257 Population (3)

SOC 258 Self and Society (3)

SOC 260A Internship: An Introduction to Applied Sociology and Human Services

SOC 265 Critical Inquiry: Penny Lecture Series (2)

SOC 272 Introduction to Disability Studies (3)

SOC 278 Women and (Dis)ability: Fictions and Contaminations of Identity (3)

SOC 279 African Americans in Sport (3)

SOC 305 Sociology of Globalization (3)

SOC 318 Sociology of Aging and the Life Course (3)

SOC 323 Social Justice and Change (3)

SOC 337/338 Directed Research in European Studies (1-4)

SOC 348 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

SOC 352 Criminology (3)

SOC 357 Medical Sociology (3)

SOC 358 Sociology of Mental Disorders (3)

SOC 363 Sociology of Families (3)

SOC 375 (Dis)Ability Allies: To be or not to be? Developing Identity and Pride from Practice (3)

SOC 378 Media Illusions: Creations of "The Disabled" Identity (3)

SOC 409/509 Systems of Justice (3)

SOC 410/510 Topics in Criminology (3)

SOC 411 Social Conflict (3)

SOC 412/512 Sociology of Law (3)

SOC 413/513 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

SOC 417/517 Economy and Society (3)

SOC 435/535 Sociology of Death (3)

SOC 440A Applied Field Research (1-16)

SOC 440C Field Experience in Sociology (4-16)

SOC 448 African American Experience (3)

SOC 451/551 Family Violence (3)

SOC 454/554 Formal Organizations (3)

SOC 462 Applied Sociological Research (3)

SOC 463/563 Gender and Aging (3)

SOC 470 Social/Political Activism (3)

SOC 480 Independent Reading for Departmental Honors (1-6)

SOC 487 Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights (3)

SOC 490/590 Current issues in Sociology (1-3; max. 6)

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