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Sociology Degree - Bachelor of Arts

Major Requirements (30 credit hours)

(Click a course name below to view course details). Unless noted, all courses are 3 credit hours.

  • SO 101 Introduction to Sociology

    This scientific study of human society emphasizes principles of the sociological perspective. Includes society, demography, culture, status, role, socialization, deviance, groups, organizations, stratification, and social change. Introduction to societal institutions: family, religion, education, politics, science, technology, medicine, and healthcare.
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  • SO 230 Research Methods of the Social Sciences

    Gathering, arranging, and presenting data of the social sciences, including surveys, participant observation, experiments, and content analysis. Includes elementary statistical concepts such as descriptive tests of significance. Students design empirical research studies to acquire practical understanding of scientific thinking. A lab provides the opportunity for computerized data analysis. Computer-assisted. Prerequisite: SO 101 or permission of instructor
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  • SO 310 Social Problems

    Introduction to major social problems in American society, including poverty, deviance, population change, urbanization, chemical dependency, suicide, family stability, and economic change. Offered once a year, alternating between day and evening programs Prerequisite: SO 101 or permission of instructor.
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  • SO 322 Social Theory

    Survey of the major sociological theorists who develop propositions and laws about the nature of society and the individual. Introduces the leaders of European and American theories in the conflict, symbolic interaction, and structural functional perspectives. Prerequisite: SO 101 or permission of instructor
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  • AN 331 Cultural Anthropology

    This course is a study of contemporary and historically recent human societies and cultures. The main focus is on studying the ways of living of particular groups, comparing diverse cultures to one another to look for universal principles in human culture, to understand how various dimensions of human life—economics, family, religion, art, communications, etc.—relate to one another in different cultures, and to try to understand the causes and consequences of cultural change. Major requirement for a BA in Sociology. Prerequisite: SO 101 or written permission from instructor.
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  • SO 345 Social Psychology

    Psychological and sociological principles that affect the behavior of individuals as members of groups. Representative topics include the biological foundations of behavior, prejudice, culture and personality, leadership, small group interaction, crowd behavior, mass media, childhood, adolescence and old age. Offered once a year, but alternates between day and evening programs. Prerequisites: SO 101 and PY 101, or permission of instructor.
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Plus 12 credit hours of sociology courses.

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