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2015-2016 
    
2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology


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Professor: Kaufman
Associate Professors: Marti (Sabbatical) 
Assistant Professor: Martinez, Ewoodzie
Affiliate Faculty: Associate Professor Kelly
Visiting Assistant Professor:  Petkova

Cultural Diversity Requirement


Sociology 205, 261, 340, and 430 satisfy the cultural diversity requirement.

Major Requirements


Ten courses, including: 
1. Statistics (SOC 260)
2. Theory (SOC 370, SOC 372, or another new theory course)
3. Research Methods (SOC 390, SOC 391, or another new methods course)
4. Second theory or methods course.
5. At least one 400-level senior seminar course*
6. 5 other courses, 2 of which must be 300+ level. 

No more than two independent research courses may count toward the major. 

*A student may choose to write a thesis but must receive department approval. Theses will be done by independent study (495). To earn honors, a student must write a thesis.

Honors Requirements


A major desiring to become a candidate for honors in sociology must apply in writing to the department at the beginning of the fall semester of the senior year. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.2 and a GPA of 3.5 in all course work taken in the major. In order to receive honors, a student must, in addition to maintaining this level of performance, receive a grade of at least A- on the Senior Thesis (SOC 495) as well as departmental recommendation.

Rationale for Course Numbering


Sociology 100-level courses provide an introduction to the discipline. This course is limited to first year students, sophomores, and juniors. 

200-level courses, with the exception of 260 (Statistics), provide an introduction to substantive topics within the field. These courses are open to students at all levels. 

300-level courses focus on theory, methods, and more advanced topics. While open to students at all levels, a previous course in sociology is often helpful.

400-level courses are advanced seminars that often require the permission of the instructor to enroll. 

Sociology Courses


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