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B.A. in Sociology

Requirements (34 credits)

Required Courses (22 credits)

SOC101Introduction to Sociology

4

SOC371Sociological Theory

4

SOC301Social Research Methods

4

SOC331Race, Class, and Gender

4

SOC365Data Analysis

4

SOC431Senior Seminar

2

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Two 200-level (or higher), 4-credit courses, selected from among:

SOC201Social Problems

4

SOC207Introduction to Social Welfare & Social Work

4

SOC251Sociology of the Family

4

SOC281Sociology of Aging

4

SOC221Cultural Diversity

4

One 300-level (or higher), 4-credit course, or combination of courses to equal 4 credits, selected from among:

SOC311Criminology

4

SOC319Community Service and Involvement

2

SOC321Urban Sociology

4

SOC351Sociology of Organizations/Bureaucracy

4

SOC361Social Change

4

SOC399Special Topics

4

SOC403Seminar Social Psychology

4

SOC491Independent Study

3

SOC495Internship

3

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Course Sequence for BA in Sociology

First Year

Fall Semester (12-16 Credits)

General Education and Electives

12-16

Spring Semester (12-16 Credits)

General Education and Electives

12-16

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-16 Credits)

SOC101Introduction to Sociology

4

SOC207Introduction to Social Welfare & Social Work

4

SOC281Sociology of Aging

4

General Education and Electives

6-8

SOC101: Core course requirement.

SOC207: Social work concentration.

SOC281: Sociology elective required for Major: Two 200 level (8 credits) one 300 level (4 credits).

Spring Semester (16 Credits)

SOC221Cultural Diversity

4

SOC201Social Problems

4

SOC305Social Welfare Programs, Policies, & Issues

2

General Education and Electives

6

SOC221, SOC201: Sociology electives required for Major: Two 200 level (8 credits) one 300 level (4 credits).

SOC305: Social work concentration.

Third Year

Fall Semester (14-16 Credits)

SOC301Social Research Methods

4

SOC371Sociological Theory

4

SOC403Seminar Social Psychology

4

General Education and Electives

2-4

SOC301, SOC371: Core course requirement.

SOC403: Sociology electives required for Major: Two 200 level (8 credits) one 300 level (4 credits).

Spring Semester (14-16 Credits)

SOC365Data Analysis

4

SOC331Race, Class, and Gender

4

SOC307Methods in Social Work

4

General Education and Electives

2-4

SOC365, SOC331: Core course requirement.

SOC307: Social work concentration.

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (14-16 Credits)

SOC431Senior Seminar

2

SOC351Sociology of Organizations/Bureaucracy

4

General Education and Electives

8-10

SOC431: Core course requirement.

SOC351: Sociology electives required for Major: Two 200 level (8 credits) one 300 level (4 credits).

Spring Semester (14-16 Credits)

SOC495Internship

3

SOC399Special Topics

4

General Education and Electives

8-10

SOC495: Social work concentration.

SOC399: Sociology electives required for Major: Two 200 level (8 credits) one 300 level (4 credits).

Social Work Concentration

Optional for Sociology Majors (12 credits)

SOC207Introduction to Social Welfare & Social Work

4

SOC307Methods in Social Work

4

SOC305Social Welfare Programs, Policies, & Issues

2

SOC495Internship

3

SOC207 can double-count for the Sociology Major

Total for Sociology Major with Social Work concentration – 8 additional credits beyond sociology major – 42 credits

Capstone Experience

The Sociology capstone experience encompasses (a) the production (in SOC301 and SOC365) and presentation to members of the CSE community (in SOC431) of a paper and poster representing a comprehensive literature review; and (b) the production (in SOC431) of a project representing empirical research. Students must also pass comprehensive objective exams given in SOC371 and SOC301 with a grade of 70 or better to remain in the major.

Sufficient Progress in the Major

Students must achieve C's or better in all sociology courses for them to count for the major. If a student receives a grade lower than a C in a course she must re-take the course in order to attain a C or higher. If a student receives grades lower than C in two or more sociology courses she may be dropped from the major.