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MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY

 
Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. A major in Sociology complements many career paths by developing students' understanding of the nature of society and social relationships as these affect them in their personal and professional lives. The general objectives of this major are to provide students with: 1) An understanding of the causes and consequences of social inequality, including those or race, gender, sexuality, and social class, 2) An understanding of the forces of social change and social stability, and 3) An array of job skills applicable to a wide variety of labor force positions.

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.  Students are responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements.

FALL
HOURS
SPRING
HOURS
FRESHMAN YEAR FRESHMAN YEAR
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3 SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Prob 3
ENGL
1301 English Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
MATH
1314 College Algebra 3 MATH   Math Elective1 3
HIST
1301

The U.S. to 1877

3 HIST 1302 The U.S. Since 1877 3
SPCH 1311 Fundamentals of Speech 3     Foreign Language/Study Abroad2 3
        Activity or Wellness* 1
Total 15   16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
SOPHOMORE YEAR
SOCI   Restricted SOCI Elective3 3 SOCI   Restricted SOCI Elective3
3
ENGL   Survey of Literature* 3 ENGL 2311 Technical Writing
3
PSCI 2305 American National Govt 3 PSCI 2306 American State Govt
3
  Natural Science* 4     Natural Science*
4
    Foreign Language/Study Abroad2 3     Visual/Performing Arts* 3
Total 16      
16
 

JUNIOR YEAR
JUNIOR YEAR
SOCI 3304 Sociological Theory 3 SOCI 3305 Research Methods Soc Sci4
3
SOCI   Restricted SOCI Elective3 3 SOCI   Restricted SOCI Elective3
3
  Minor Curriculum** 3 SOCI   Restricted SOCI Elective3
3
  Minor Curriculum** 3     Adv General Elective
3
    Soc/Behavioral Science* 3     Advanced Minor Curr** 3
Total 15  
15
 

SENIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
SOCI 4310 Social Inequality 3 SOCI 4380 Senior Pro Seminar
3
SOCI 4317 Race and Ethnic Relations 3     Advanced Minor Curr**
3
SOCI   Restricted SOCI Elective3 3     Advanced Minor Curr** 3
SOCI
  Advanced General Elec 3     Advanced General Elec
3
  Advanced Minor Curr** 3    
Total 15  
12
 
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:     120
 
1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
2Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
3Restricted Sociology electives, select 18 SCH from SOCI 3302, 3304, 3305, 3307, 3308, 3310, 3316, 3336, 4311, 4318, 4320, 4325, 4370, 4375, 4390, or 4616. SOCI 4375  may be repeated when topic changes.
4May be cross listed with CRIJ 3305 or PSCI 3301. PSYC 3302 may be substituted for SOCI 3305.
Note: See information on the combined BA/MA in Sociology .
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
 
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
   

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