2014-2015 Catalog 
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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, BA

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Learning Outcomes

  • To demonstrate critical thinking, write in a clear, logical manner, and clearly express sociological knowledge in verbal communication.
  • To show broad knowledge about global and local societies, social behavior and provide credible explanations of how and why social development has taken a particular direction.
  • To understand, analyze and assess social experience, both theoretically and practically.
  • To collect, analyze and interpret sociological data effectively.
  • To understand social phenomena of deviance, globalization, social change, multiculturalism, structural inequality, and the intersections of race, class, gender and other forms of stratification.
  • To apply sociological knowledge in professional and community settings and be adequately prepared for graduate study. 

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 36 hours in Sociology, at least 18 hours of which must be upper-division courses (3000 or 4000 level). Students must receive a C or better in these courses. Courses at the 5000 level may be taken by qualified undergraduates with the consent of the instructor.
  • Completing the Sociology Senior Exit Exam during the final semester of course work. The Senior Exit Exam is administered online via BlackBoard.
  • The Capstone sequence, SOC 4980 and SOC 4990, is designed for senior-level students who have successfully completed SOC 1110, 2120, 3150, and 3170.  This course is a requirement for all Sociology majors who declare after fall 2011.

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