Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Sociology and Women's and Ethnic Studies (WEST) Double Major

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The Sociology department and WEST program offer a double major for students interested in majoring in both degrees. Double majors are allowed to:

  • Double-count 6 credit hours of any courses cross-listed in both Sociology and WEST.
  • Choose a WEST or SOC Summit Experience.

General Requirements

  • 30 credit hours in Sociology and 30 credit hours in WEST. 18 credit hours of upper-division (3000+ level) courses must be taken from each department.
  • Complete the Summit Experience.
  • All courses in SOC and WEST must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Credit hours will total 54-55, depending on Summit Experience selection.

Course Requirements

Women's and Ethnic Studies (WEST) Courses

Complete one course from each of the following WEST Substantive Areas.

Courses cannot be counted in more than one area.

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Transnational/Global Studies

Creative and Artistic Expression

Social Movements, Communities, and History


Summit Experience

Option 1

Complete each of the following:

  • One SOC/WEST crosslisted, upper-division (3000+ level) elective course
  • One WEST upper-division (3000+ level) elective course
  • One of the following Tracks
  • The Sociology Exit Exam

Complete either the honors or standard-track capstone requirement.

Honors Track

Students completing the honors track will receive departmental honors upon successful completion and graduation.

Standard Track

Complete one SOC course with a Compass Curriculum Summit flag. Courses on the Substantive list that have a Summit flag may double count. Options may include the following courses. Additional options may be available in any given semester. Contact the sociology department chair, Dr. Heather Albanesi, at, for more information.



Option 2

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