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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division (13 units):

Take all of the following courses:

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: A GE Foundation course.
  • SOC 142 Social Trends and Problems (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1) or PSY 130 or equivalent. Corequisite: One Foundation Class.
  • SOC 250 Elementary Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: SOC 100 or SOC 142 or instructor consent.
  • SOC 260 Introduction to Data Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: SOC 250 or equivalent or instructor consent.

Upper Division (minimum 31 units):

Core (16 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • SOC 355 Quantitative Methods of Social Research (4)
    Prerequisites: SOC 100, SOC 250, SOC 260 and one upper division course in sociology.
  • SOC 356 Classical Sociological Theory (3)
    Prerequisite: SOC 100.
  • SOC 357 Modern Sociological Theory (3)
    Prerequisites: SOC 100, SOC 356 and one other upper division course in sociology. Recommended: courses in the philosophy of science and research methods.

Take one of the following courses:

  • SOC 420, SOC 427

Take one of the following courses:

  • SOC 335, SOC 354

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 SOC 260 must be taken before SOC 355; SOC 356 must be taken before SOC 357.

Concentrations

Deviance and Social Control

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

Interaction and Group Relations

  • SOC 320, SOC 325 (or WGSS 325), SOC 335*, SOC 340 (or CHLS 350), SOC 341 (or CHLS 352), SOC 345, SOC 346, SOC 354*, SOC 358, SOC 423, SOC 426, SOC 436, SOC 447, SOC 464, SOC 492, SOC 495; WGSS 401

Medical Sociology

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

Research

  • Concentration is currently not available.

Social Change and Global Issues

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

*If not taken as one of the core courses


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