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2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.A.


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Sociology


Freshman Year (29-31 Sem. Hrs.)


Sophomore Year (32-30 Sem. Hrs.)


Junior Year (30 Sem. Hrs.)


  • SOCL 3101 Sociological Theory (3)
  • Approved sociology electives (3000 level or above) (6)
  • General education arts course (3)
  • General education social sciences course (3)
  • Approved electives (15)

Senior Year (29 Sem. Hrs.)


  • Approved sociology electives (3000 level or above) (9)
  • Approved sociology elective (3)
  • Approved electives (17)

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in SOCL 2001 , SOCL 2201 , SOCL 2211 , and SOCL 3101 . Sociology majors are strongly advised to schedule all College of Humanities & Social Sciences and departmental lower-level requirements in their first two years.

*If two course natural science sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour natural science course must be from the life sciences, and vice versa.

Areas of Concentration


Applied Sociology


Applied sociology is the application of sociological research and theory in practical settings. A concentration in applied sociology is available by selecting the following courses: (1) SOCL 4301  or SOCL 4311  or SOCL 4321  or SOCL 4331  as an approved sociology elective (3000 level or above); (2) SOCL 4401  or SOCL 4411  or SOCL 4431  or SOCL 4451  as an approved sociology elective (3000 level or above); (3) SOCL 3505  or SOCL 4511  or SOCL 4521  or SOCL 4531  as an approved sociology elective (3000 level or above); and (4) SOCL 4011  as an approved sociology elective.

Criminology


Criminology is the study of the nature and causes of crime, patterns of crime, and the social control of criminal behavior. A concentration in criminology is available by selecting the following courses: (1) SOCL 3371 , SOCL 3501 , and SOCL 4471  as approved sociology electives (3000 level or above; (2) SOCL 4461  as an approved sociology elective and POLI 4020  or POLI 4021  or POLI 4022  or POLI 4023 .

Rural Sociology


Rural sociology explores the issues and challenges faced by people living in sparsely populated areas and small communities. A concentration in rural sociology is available by selecting the following courses: (1) SOCL 2351  as the approved sociology elective; (2) SOCL 4351  as an approved sociology elective (3000 level or above); and (3) AGEC 2003  and either AGEC 3503  or AGEC 4603  as approved electives.

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