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The program leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a combined curriculum offering the basic knowledge of society provided by sociology and anthropology. Given the convergence of the disciplines and the increasing globalization and multiculturalism of modern societies, the student needs to be acquainted with the information and concepts provided in both of these areas.
The program of study provides a comparative analysis of cultures, institutions, and social interaction. Students acquire knowledge of social processes and policy issues as they study social units ranging in size from small groups to global systems. Courses focus on such aspects of society as belief systems, socialization practices, the family, bureaucratic organizations, social control, and social movements and change. Students are trained to conduct research and are provided opportunities for hands-on experience through field placement in the community. The research component is a central part of the program, providing knowledge based on direct experience developing research skills which are in demand.
The curriculum prepares its majors for graduate training in sociology, anthropology and several related disciplines, and for careers in a variety of professions. The courses also serve other students, providing an understanding of social interaction and social institutions and leading to increased self-awareness and understanding of others. Consequently, students learn to work more effectively with others and with the organizations in which they work and live.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Total Credit Hours of College-Level Courses Required for Graduation: 120
Required Courses for Sociology Program:
|Course Number||Course Name|
|SOCY - 111||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|ANTH - 113||Introduction to Anthropology||3|
|SOCY - 320||Research Methods||3|
|SOCY - 321||Statistics for Social Research||3|
|SOCY - 394||Critical Analysis and Writing in the Social Sciences||3|
|SOCY - 470||Development of Social Theory or||3|
|ANTH - 474||Anthropological Theories in Perspective||3|
|Sociology and Anthropology Electives||15|
A minimum grade of "C" is required in all sociology and anthropology courses. Students are advised to take the Elementary Statistics course as their second required mathematics course before taking Statistics for Social Research.