Major Requirements - Sociology

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Bachelor of Arts – 40 semester hours in total

Required Courses: 20 semester hours (5 courses)

  • SOC 1100 Introduction to Society (4)
  • SOC 2200 Foundations of Sociological Inquiry (4)
  • SOC/PSC/CRJ 3600 Theory and Methods of Social Scientific Research (4)
    Prerequisites: SOC1100 (MTH2320 is recommended)

    or

    SOC/PSY 3500 Research and Statistical Methods (4)
    Prerequisites: PSY 1100; MTH 1100
  • SOC 4400 Seminar in Sociological Theory & Practice (4)
    Prerequisites: SOC 1100; SOC 3600 or PSY 3500
  • SOC 2940, 3940, 4940 Community Internship (4) or
    SOC 3480 Globalization and Social Change (4)
    Prerequisites: SOC 1100 or PSC 1500

Highly Recommended Courses:

  • ENG2010 Introduction to Research Writing (4)
  • MTH2320 General Statistics (4)

Elective Courses: 20 semester hours (any 5 of the following courses)

  • SOC 2150 Cultural Anthropology (4)
  • SOC 2250 Social Inequalities (4)
  • SOC/CRJ 2300 Criminology (4)
  • SOC 3350 Race, Ethnicity, and Power (4)
  • SOC/PSC 3400 Social Problems and Public Policies (4)
  • SOC/PSY 3430 Gender, Sexuality and Society (4)
  • SOC/PSY 3450 Social and Applied Psychology (4)
  • SOC/PSC/CRJ 3510 Human Rights & Responsibilities (4)
  • SOC/PSC 3550 Politics of Intimate Relations (4)*
  • SOC/PSC/BIO 3700 Politics of Global Health and Medicine (4)
    Prerequisite: SOC 1100 or PSC 1500 or SOC 2150
    Highly Recommended: SOC/PSC 3480 or BIO 3540
  • SOC 2810, 3810, 4810 Special Topics (4)
  • SOC 4980 Independent Study (2–4)