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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Sociology

Undergraduate Programs

**The below information has been altered from the published version of the catalog. SOC 358 has been added to the list of options for the Interaction and Group Relations concentration. A list of differences in the online and published version of the catalog is available. **

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)
    Prerequisite: Knowledge of mathematical procedures usually covered in elementary high school algebra as demonstrated on a screening examination.

  • SOC 260 Introduction to Data Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: None
    Recommended elective: ANTH 120

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, 250, 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, 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, 427

Take one of the following courses:

  • SOC 335, 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 260 should be taken before SOC 355; SOC 356 should be taken before SOC 357.

Concentrations

Deviance and Social Control

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

Interaction and Group Relations

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

Medical Sociology

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

Research

  • Concentration is currently not available.

Social Change and Global Issues

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

*If not taken as one of the core courses

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