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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, BA (42-755)


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Major, Bachelor of Arts Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Develop an awareness of personal assumptions, as well as basic American assumptions in analyzing positions on social issues.
  • Discern the basic components of culture including group diversity, socialization, identity, and cultural symbols.
  • Delineate the basic process and consequences of stratification across social categories including ethnicity, race, social class, gender, and societies.
  • Recognize how social institutions operate organizationally within society and how they vary over time and space.
  • Create reasonable linkages between empirical evidence and theory utilizing both inductive and deductive forms of logic.
  • Develop effective ways of communicating in professional contexts.
  • Understand basic research procedures in accord with the scholarly practices of the discipline of Sociology including the utilization of research journals and their documentation, construction of a research document to report findings, and the proper citation of sources.
  • Critically evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical views and everyday frameworks of understanding, recognizing the complexity and uncertainty that are always present.

Sociology, BA (42-755) (4 Year Guide)  

Electives in Sociology: 12 Sem. Hours


Sociology electives are organized into three areas based on the central learning outcomes. Students are not required to declare a particular area, but this helps create focus for elective choices.

General Education Requirement: 36 Sem. Hours


All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Modern Language Requirement: 6-9 Sem. Hours


Refer to Bachelor’s Degree Requirements section for fulfillment options.

Free Electives: 45-48 Sem. Hours


Minimum Total: 120 Sem. Hours


10Competency 10 course

*NOTE: Students pursuing a double major or minor who have already completed an upper-level (3000/4000) research course may substitute that course for SOC 2805  with permission of the program coordinator.

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