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2013-2014

Sociology (3850)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Sociology (385000BA)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to think critically.
Students will have basic computer and library skills necessary to find and analyze sociological knowledge and information.
Students will be able to write effectively in order to communicate with others in one's work, civil and personal life.
Students will understand the role of theory in sociology and know the major sociological theorists and perspectives.
Students will understand the basic concepts of sociology.
Students will have an appreciation of sociology as a distinct discipline and the role that the sociological imagination plays in contribution to our understanding of social reality.
Students will understand the role of evidence and research methods in sociology.
Students will be aware of ethical issues in research.
Students will have an appreciation for the diversity of American society.

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
3850:100 Introduction to Sociology3
Mathematics:Any3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1014
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3300:112 English Composition II3
Oral Communication:Any3
Social Science:Any Set3
Natural Science:Any Set4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
Sociology (3850): Any3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2013
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
Sociology (3850): Any3
Humanities:Any Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4002
Modern Language:Any 35xx:202 3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
3850:301 Methods of Social Research I3
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology3
Upper Level Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology3
Elective:3850: Sociology3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
3850:302 Methods of Social Research II3
Upper Level Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology3
Upper Level Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology4
Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology3
Elective:3850: Sociology3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
3850:460 Sociological Theory3
Upper Level Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology3
Upper Level Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology3
Upper Level Elective:3850:3xx/4xx Sociology3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
Upper Level Elective:3850: 3xx/4xx Sociology3
Upper Level Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology3
Upper Level Elective:Any or 3850: Sociology3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 08-18-2013