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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; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate..

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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
COMM 1311 Funds of Communications 3     For Lang/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
    For Lang/Study Abroad2 3     Visual/Performing Arts* 3
Total 16      
16
 

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

SENIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
SOCI   Inequality/Race Rels4 3 SOCI 4380 Senior Pro Seminar
3
SOCI   Restricted SOCI Elective3 3     Adv Minor/General Elective**
3
    Advanced General Elec 3     Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
  Advanced General Elec 3     Advanced General Elec
3
  Adv Minor/General Elective** 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 15 SCH from SOCI 3302, 3304, 3305, 3307, 3308, 3310, 3316, 3336, 4311, 4318, 4320, 4325, 4370, 4375, 4390, or 4616.
4Inequalty or Race Relations, select 3 SCH from SOCI 4310 or SOCI 4317.
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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