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Sociology

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (code SOC_BA01) (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division (12 units):

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    • SOC 142 Social Trends and Problems (3)
    • SOC 250 Elementary Statistics (4)
    • SOC 260 Introduction to Data Analysis (3)
  • Recommended elective:
    • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

Upper Division (minimum 31 units):

Core (16 units)

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • SOC 355 Quantitative Methods of Social Research (4)
    • SOC 356 Development of Sociological Theory (3)
    • SOC 357 Modern Sociological Theory (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • SOC 420 Social Stratification (3)
    • SOC 427 Social Order and Social Change (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • SOC 335I Social Psychology (3)
    • SOC 354 Qualitative Methods of Social Research (4)
  • Take nine units in one concentration
  • Take six units of electives from other upper division courses in sociology.

Total credit for courses numbered 490 through 499 may not exceed twelve units. Completion of at least 51 semester units of college work is required before students will be accepted into upper division courses.

Department Recommendation: Lower division courses should be completed before upper division courses. Taking the courses in sequential order will allow students to gain maximum benefit from the curriculum. Experience has shown that students who take courses out of sequence do not perform as well academically: SOC 250 and 260 should be taken before SOC 355; SOC 356 should be taken before SOC 357.

Concentrations

Deviance and Social Control

  • SOC 342I, 345, 354*, 423, 440, 463, 495

Interaction and Group Relations

  • SOC 320, 325 (or WGSS 325), 335I*, 340 (or CHLS 350), 341 (or CHLS 352), 345, 346, 354*, 423, 426, 447, 464, 492, 495; WGSS 401I

Medical Sociology

  • SOC 350, 354*, 423, 462, 463, 464, 466, 493, 495; H SC 400

Research

  • Concentration is currently not available.

Social Change and Global Issues

  • SOC 346, 350, 354*, 358I, 410I, 420*, 427*, 430, 449, 494, 495; ANTH 307I; I/ST 317I or 318I; WGSS 401I

*If not taken as one of the core courses