The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index

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 Degree Requirements

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

1. Complete the general university requirements and B.A. or B.S. degree requirements.
2. Complete the following departmental core requirements:
*PSY 101 -- Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 101 -- Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
*PSY 240 -- Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
PSY/SOC 250 -- Introductory Statistics for Behav. Sci (3 credits)
PSY/SOC 473 -- Social Science Research Methods (3 credits)
*ANTH 242 -- Native Cultures of Alaska (3 credits)
3. Complete the following Sociology Core requirements:
SOC 301 -- Rural Sociology (3 credits)
PSY/SOC 330 -- Social Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 363 -- Social Stratification (3 credits)
SOC 402 -- Theories of Sociology (3 credits)
4. Complete 12 credits from the following:**
SOC 102 -- Social Institutions (3 credits)
SOC 201 -- Social Problems (3 credits)
SOC 242 -- The Family: A cross-cultural Perspective (3 credits)
SOC 307 -- Demography (3 credits)
SOC 309 -- Urban Sociology (3 credits)
SOC 310 -- Sociology of Later Life (3 credits)
SOC 335 -- Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3 credits)
SOC 370 -- Drugs and Drug Dependence (3 credits)
SOC 405 -- Social Change (3 credits)
SOC 407 -- Formal Organizations (3 credits)
SOC 408 -- American Minority Groups (3 credits)
RD 325 -- Community Org. & Devt. Strategies (3 credits)
Minimum Credits required for Degree (120 credits)
* May be used toward B.A. general degree requirements where applicable.
** Courses from this group not used toward the major may be applied toward B.A. general degree requirements where applicable.

MINOR in Sociology:

A minor in Sociology requires 18 credits in sociology including SOC. 101 and 102.


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