2002-2003 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Sociology

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Sociology

(907) 474-7240

Degrees: B.A., B.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 credits

Sociology is the study of groups and their influence on personal behavior and culture. It is concerned with social processes that give rise to and shape human language, experience, perception, meaning and behavior.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Sociology -- B.A. or B.S. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the B.A. or B.S. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

SOC 101 -- Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
SOC/PSY 250 -- Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
SOC/PSY 330 -- Social Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 363 -- Social Stratification (3 credits)
SOC 402 -- Theories of Sociology (3 credits)
SOC 408 -- American Minority Groups (3 credits)
SOC/SWK 473W -- Social Science Research Methods (3 credits)
4. Complete 12 credits * from the following electives:**
SOC 201 -- Social Problems (3 credits)
SOC 242 -- The Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 credits)
SOC 301 -- Rural Sociology (3 credits)
SOC 307O -- Demography (3 credits)
SOC 309 -- Urban Sociology (3 credits)
SOC 310 -- Sociology of Later Life (3 credits)
SOC/WMS 320 -- Sociology of Gender (3 credits)
SOC/PSY 333 -- Human Sexuality Across Cultures (3 credits)
SOC 335 -- Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3 credits)
SOC/ED 345 -- Sociology of Education (3 credits)
SOC 350 -- Childhood and Society (3 credits)
SOC/PSY 370 -- Drugs and Drug Dependence (3 credits)
SOC 405 -- Social Change (3 credits)
SOC 407 -- Formal Organizations (3 credits)
SOC/PSY 480 -- Qualitative Social Science Research (3 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (120 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

** Courses from this group not used toward the major may be applied toward B.A. general degree requirements where applicable.

Minor

1. Complete the following:
SOC 101 -- Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
SOC electives (15 credits)
2. Minimum credits required (18 credits)

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