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.

A minimum of 40 semester hours is required for the sociology major. 

Required Courses: 20 semester hours

  • SOC1100 Introduction to Society (4)
  • SOC2100 Social Problems and Social Action (4)
    or
    SOC3480 Globalization and Social Change (4)
  • SOC3100 Foundation of Sociological Inquiry (4)
  • SOC/PSY3500 Research and Statistical Methods (4);
    or
    CRJ3610 Research Methods (4)
    or
    PSC2700 Research Methods for Public Policy (4)
  • SOC4400 Seminar in Sociological Theory and Practice (4)

Highly Recommended Courses:

  • BIO3540 Biological Anthropology (4)
  • ENG2010 Introduction to Research Writing (4)
  • MTH2320 General Statistics (4)

Elective Courses: 20 semester hours
Students must complete 20 semester hours from the following list of courses:

  • SOC/LTS1200 Introduction to Latino Cultural Studies (4)
  • SOC/LTS1300 Latinos and Latinas in the U.S. (4)
  • SOC2100 Social Problems and Social Action (4)
  • SOC2150 Cultural Anthropology (4)
  • SOC2250 Social Inequalities (4)
  • SOC/CRJ2300 Criminology (4)
  • SOC2810, 3810, 4810 Special Topics (4)
  • SOC2940, 3940, 4940 Community Internship (4)
  • SOC3350 Race, Ethnicity and Culture (4)
  • SOC/PSY3430 Issues in the Study of Gender and Sexuality (4)
  • SOC/PSY3450 Social and Applied Psychology (4)
  • SOC3480 Globalization and Social Change (4)
  • SOC/CRJ3510 Human Rights and Responsibilities (4)
  • SOC/PSC3570 Politics of Intimate Relations (4)
  • SOC/PSC/BIO3700 Politics of Global Health and Medicine (4)
  • SOC4980 Independent Study (2–4)