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Sociology Major Requirements

Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 33

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

SOCY 101

Introduction to Sociology (3) PR: None

OR

 

HONS 167

Introduction to Sociology (3) PR: None

OR

 

SOCY 102

Contemporary Social Issues (3) PR: None

SOCY 260*

Development of Social Thought (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 271*

Introduction to Social Research (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 272*

Making Sense of Sociological Data (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 390

Senior Seminar (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102; SOCY 260, 271, 272 and 18 credit hours in the major or instructor permission

Note: *SOCY 260, 271 and 272 must be taken within the first 18 credit hours of the major.

One course from each of the four areas of concentration in sociology: Social Psychology (330s), Social Problems (340’s), Social Organization (350’s), and Social Inequality (360’s).

Social Psychology Concentration Area

SOCY 331

Society and the Individual (3)PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 332

Collective Behavior (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 335

Aging and the Family (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 336

Death and Dying (3) PPR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 337

Prejudice (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 339

Special Topics in Social Psychology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

Social Problems Concentration Area

SOCY 340

Medical Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 341

Criminology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 342

Juvenile Delinquency (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 344

Social Gerontology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 345

Social Policy (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 346

Environmental Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 348

Sociology of Alcohol and Drugs (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 349

Special Topics in Social Problems (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

Social Organization Concentration Area

SOCY 351

Urban Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 352

Population and Society (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 355

Science Technology and Society (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 356

Sociological Perspectives on Religion (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 357

Political Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 358

Living in an Organizational World (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 359

Special Topics in Social Organization (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

Social Inequality Concentration Area

SOCY 360

Class, Power, and Privilege (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 361

Child Welfare (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 362

Social and Cultural Change (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 364

Gender and Society (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 365

Sociology of Music (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 366

Race and Ethnic Relations (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 369

Special Topics in Social Inequality (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

Complete six credit hours from SOCY 103-499:

SOCY 103*

Sociology of the Family (3) PR: None

SOCY 109*

Special Topics in Sociology (3) PR: None

FYSM 162*

First Year Seminar Topics Vary (3) PR: None

SOCY 331

Society and the Individual (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 332

Collective Behavior (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 335

Aging and the Family (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 336

Death and Dying (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 337

Prejudice (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 339

Special Topics in Social Psychology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 340

Medical Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 341

Criminology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 342

Juvenile Delinquency (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 344

Social Gerontology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 345

Social Policy (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 346

Environmental Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 348

Sociology of Alcohol and Drugs (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 349

Special Topics in Social Problems (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 351

Urban Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 352

Population and Society (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 355

Science Technology and Society (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 356

Sociological Perspectives on Religion (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 357

Political Sociology (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 358

Living in an Organizational World (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 359

Special Topics in Social Organization (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 360

Class, Power, and Privilege (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 361

Child Welfare (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 362

Social and Cultural Change (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 364

Gender and Society (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 365

Sociology of Music (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 366

Race and Ethnic Relations (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 369

Special Topics in Social Inequality (3) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102

SOCY 381

Internship (1-6) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102; junior standing; declared sociology majors only; B average in sociology and overall average of C+; 12 credit hours in sociology or instructor permission

SOCY 382

Student Research Apprenticeship in Sociology (1-6) PR: GPA of 3.00 in sociology, major or minor in sociology, and instructor permission. Other course pre-requisites may vary depending on the nature of the placement

SOCY 383

Student Academic Apprenticeship in Sociology (1-6) PR: GPA of 3.00 in sociology, major or minor in sociology, and instructor permission. Other course pre-requisites may vary depending on the nature of the placement

SOCY 490

Independent Study (1-6) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102; junior standing, overall SOCY GPA of at least 3.00, overall GPA of at least 2.50, and instructor permission

SOCY 492

Advanced Field Experience (1-6) PR: Instructor permission

SOCY 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: SOCY 101 or HONS 167 or SOCY 102; a project proposal must be submitted in writing and approved by the department prior to registration for the course

Notes:

  • *A maximum of 3 credit hours from SOCY 103 and SOCY 109 can count toward the electives and GPA for the sociology major.
  • Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to take MATH 104 or 250.
  • Sociology majors are encouraged to include courses in anthropology, history, political science, international studies, philosophy, psychology, economics, statistics and computer programming in their program of study. Sociology majors may wish to pursue an interdisciplinary minor in African American studies; Crime, Law and Society; or Women’s and Gender Studies.

Sociology Teacher Education Program (Grades 9-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure in social studies must complete the sociology major, the additional coursework required for social studies licensure and the Secondary Education Cognate major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance section of this catalog for a listing of the requirements for the additional certification coursework and the secondary education cognate major. Students should apply for acceptance to this program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. Requirements for this include admission to and successful completion of the approved teacher education program. Students must successfully complete all requirements for licensure in secondary education.

When declaring teacher licensure in social studies through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select "Declare or Add a Major" and then "Secondary Education Cognate" from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the sociology major and follow the on-screen instructions.