Requirements

B.A. IN SOCIOLOGY

Requirements (62 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

  1. SOC 100. The Study of Society (4)
  2. SOC 301. Applications in Sociology (4)
  3. SOC 307. Social Research I (5)
  4. SOC 309. Social Research II (5)
  5. SOC 311. Sociological Theory (4)
  6. SOC 590. Seminar in Sociology (4)
  7. Thirty-six additional units in sociology, 32 of which must be upper-division. Students must choose at least two courses from each of the concentrations listed below. Credit for a course may be granted for only one category.
    • Social Inequality
    • SOC 336. Black Women and Feminism (4)
    • SOC 341. Marriage and Family Among Blacks (4)
    • SOC 342. The Chicano Family (4)
    • SOC 343. Sociology of Family Violence (4)
    • SOC 382. Sociology of Developing Societies (4)
    • SOC 410. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 418. Sociology of Social Welfare (4)
    • SOC 425. Asian Americans: Origins and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 430. Urban Sociology (4)
    • SOC 440. Social Class (4)
    • SOC 441. Black Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 442. Chicano Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 444. Sociology of Gender (4)
    • SOC 525. Indian Nations and Native America (4)
    • Social Control
    • SOC 343. Sociology of Family Violence (4)
    • SOC 350. Criminology (4)
    • SOC 352. Juvenile Offender (4)
    • SOC 354. Deviant Behavior (4)
    • SOC 356. Sociology of Mental Illness (4)
    • SOC 432. Political Sociology (4)
    • SOC 450. White Collar Crime (4)
    • SOC 484. Social Casework (4)
    • Community, Institutions and Social Processes
    • SOC 330. Gerontology (4)
    • SOC 339. Socialization (4)
    • SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
    • SOC 341. Marriage and Family Among Blacks (4)
    • SOC 342. The Chicano Family (4)
    • SOC 355. Medical Sociology (4)
    • SOC 360. Social Psychology (4)
    • SOC 363. Sociology of Mass Media (4)
    • SOC 380. Sociology of Religion (4)
    • SOC 418. Sociology of Social Welfare (4)
    • SOC 430. Urban Sociology (4)
    • SOC 432. Political Sociology (4)
    • SOC 434. Community Organization (4)
    • SOC 436. Group Dynamics (4)
    • SOC 540. Sociology of Education (4)

The sociology major calls for following a sequence through the required core courses of the discipline. After taking the introductory course, students should complete SOC 301, to be followed by the methods courses (SOC 307 and 309) and theory (SOC 311). SOC 590 is intended as a capstone experience and should be taken at the end of one's college career. In addition to these core courses, 36 units of electives complete the major requirements. To insure a broad understanding of the major research areas in the discipline of Sociology, students must take at least two courses from each of the concentrations listed above.

Beyond meeting this breadth requirement in elective courses, concentrating in the areas above provides a deeper understanding of the subarea, preparing the way for further research at the undergraduate or graduate level or for working in a related occupation after graduating. In addition to these concentrations, students are encouraged to develop, in consultation with their departmental advisor, a program of elective courses that is relevant to their future plans.

B.A. IN SOCIOLOGY - SOCIAL SERVICE TRACK

Requirements (62 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Students majoring in sociology may wish to pursue a course of study that will provide them with appropriate training for working in social service agencies. This track, which generally overlaps with the sociology major requirements, requires that the core courses in sociology be taken. The elective course requirements (at least 36 units) should be met in the categories of Social Service Policy and Practice, Applications in Social Service and the Capstone Experience.

Sociology Core (22 units)

  1. SOC 100. The Study of Society (4)
  2. SOC 301. Applications in Sociology (4)
  3. SOC 307. Social Research I (5)
  4. SOC 309. Social Research II (5)
  5. SOC 311. Sociological Theory (4)

Social Service Policy and Practice (12 units)

  1. Twelve units chosen from:
    • SOC 418. Sociology of Social Welfare (4)
    • SOC 434. Community Organization (4)
    • SOC 436. Group Dynamics (4)
    • SOC 484. Social Casework (4)

Social Structures and Processes (12 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • SOC 339. Socialization (4)
    • SOC 360. Social Psychology (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
    • SOC 341. Marriage and Family Among Blacks (4)
    • SOC 342. The Chicano Family (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • SOC 410. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 440. Social Class (4)
    • SOC 441. Black Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 442. Chicano Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 444. Sociology of Gender (4)

Applications in Social Services (8 units)

  1. Eight units chosen from:
    • SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4)
    • SOC 343. Sociology of Family Violence (4)
    • SOC 352. Juvenile Offender (4)
    • SOC 354. Deviant Behavior (4)
    • SOC 355. Medical Sociology (4)
    • SOC 356. Sociology of Mental Illness (4)
    • SOC 540. Sociology of Education (4)

Approved upper-division courses from Health Science, Psychology, and Social Work may be substituted for these units chosen in consultation with department advisor.

Capstone Experience (8 units)

Students must choose either A or B

  1. SOC 575. Internship in Sociology (4) or one additional sociology elective from those not chosen in a previous category and in consultation with department advisor.

    • SOC 590. Seminar in Sociology (4)
  2. SOC 575. Internship in Sociology (4) for a total of (8)

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