The community engagement concentration in sociology provides students an opportunity to connect sociological knowledge and methods learned in the classroom to the surrounding community. Students will work closely with a faculty mentor and community-based organizations to learn job skills and create an advocacy project to create positive and meaningful change.
Students will complete the three core sociology courses (9 credits) plus three community engagement core courses (7 credits). Additionally, they will complete 21 credits of sociology electives, including at least 12 credits of upper division electives.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Sociology major, students should be able to:
1. Understand the major theoretical perspectives in sociology through comparing, contrasting, and thinking critically about the roles of these theories in the study of society.
2. Apply a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the gathering and analysis of sociological data and recognize common methodologies used in sociological literature.
3. Use sociological theories and methods to analyze substantive social issues and problems such as deviance, race, gender, sexuality, and class.
4. Demonstrate critical thinking by evaluating arguments and evidence related to social issues and by connecting sociological insights to current events and subjective experiences of the social world.
Specific Program Requirements
|Certificate or Minor + Electives||18|
Inclusive of a minimum of 40 upper division credits.
Specific Core Requirements
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology (GT-SS3)||3|
|SOC 205||Research Methods||3|
|SOC 310||Social and Cultural Theory||3|
Specific Core Requirements
|SOC 388||Community Engagement||3|
|SOC 388L||Community Engagement Lab||1|
Specific Elective Requirements - Choose 21 credits from the list of approved Sociology electives
|Approved Sociology Electives for major 12 credits must be upper division.||21|
|SOC 105||Understanding Human Diversity||3.0|
|SOC 201||Social Problems (GT-SS1)||3.0|
|SOC 203||The Criminal Justice System||3.00|
|SOC 231||Marriage and Family Relationships||3.0|
|SOC 248||Environmental Sociology||3.0|
|SOC 252||Understanding Lived Experiences||3|
|SOC 261||Cannabis & Society||3.0|
|SOC 291||Special Topics||1.00|
|SOC 302||Collective Behavior and Social Movements||3.00|
|SOC 304||Race and Crime||3.00|
|SOC 305||Women & Crime||3.0|
|SOC 306||Delinquency and Juvenile Justice||3.00|
|SOC 312||Soc on the Fringe Cults & Conspiracy Theories||3.0|
|SOC 314||Religion, Culture and Society||3.0|
|SOC 315||Health, Culture, and Society||3.0|
|SOC 316||Age, Culture and Society||3.0|
|SOC 321||Cross-Cultural Perspective on Crime||3.0|
|SOC 324||Race & Ethnic Relation||3.0|
|SOC 325||Gender And Society||3.00|
|SOC 326||Social Stratification||3.00|
|SOC 334||Sociology of the Military||3.0|
|SOC 352||Social Psychology||3.0|
|SOC 361||Cannabis Policy||3.0|
|SOC 404||Poverty and Inequality in the U.S.||3.00|
|SOC 405||Law & Society||3.0|
|SOC 408||Science, Technology, and The Future||3.00|
|SOC 418||Crime, Drugs, & Social Policy||3|
|SOC 426||Collective Violence and Rioting||3.00|
|SOC 428||Women & Work||3.00|
|SOC 432||Organization Theory||3.00|
|SOC 435||The Interviewer's Craft||3.00|
|SOC 450||Soc of Mental Health and Suicide||3.00|
|SOC 452||Sociology of the Self||3.00|
|SOC 453||Inside-Out Prisoner Exchange||3.00|
|SOC 491||Special Topics||1.00|
|SOC 495||Independent Study||1.00|
Specific Graduation Requirements
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in any class counted toward the major.
Majors will select a certificate or minor in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Majors may not use SOC 101 as a general education social science requirement. SOC 201 and SOC 231 cannot fulfill both major and general education requirements.