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Associate Professors: Kaufman (Chair), Ruth 
Assistant Professor: Marti
Visiting Instructor: Veliz

Distribution Requirements

Any course in sociology numbered under 370, other than Sociology 260, may be counted toward fulfillment of the distribution requirements for the social sciences. However, first-year students are encouraged to take 100- and 200-level courses rather than more advanced courses.

Major Requirements

Ten courses, including Sociology 101, 260, 370, 399 and 499, and five other courses, two of which must be numbered 300 or above.  No more than two independent research courses may count toward the major. 

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 (499) as well as departmental recommendation.

Cultural Diversity Requirement

Sociology 205, 215, 305, and 347 are options for the requirement.

Rationale for Course Numbering

Sociology 101 provides an introduction to the discipline and is required for some upper level coursework. 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. 499 is limited to senior Sociology majors.

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