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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Major in Sociology

Major in Sociology

Requirements  (30 cr.)

  • SOC S161 (3 cr.)
  • SOC S215 (3 cr.)
  • SOC S230 (3 cr.)
  • SOC S261 (3 cr.)
  • SOC S262 Methods (3 cr.) (quantitative)
  • Select one course in deviance or in inequality from the following
    • SOC S310 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S317 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S320 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S325 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S328 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S331 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S335 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S337 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S420 (3 cr.)
  • Select one course in organization or in communication from the following
    • SOC S309 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S311 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S313 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S314 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S315 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S316 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S410 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S416 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S418 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S419 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S431 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S447 (3 cr.)
  • SOC S340 (3 cr.) capstone requirement
  • Select any two additional sociology courses to include (6 cr.)
    • 300 or 400 level course

Courses in the major cannot be used to satisfy Group III distribution.

Students must also complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Emphasis Areas for Sociology Majors

With careful planning, students may be able to select courses that concentrate in one of two general emphasis areas:

The Sociology emphasis would include SOC S262, SOC S340, and additional courses that emphasize a theme such as:

  • Deviance or Inequality  - including
    • several courses from above section as electives
  • Social Organization  - including
    • several courses from above section as electives
  • Medical Sociology - including
    • SOC S314 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S331 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S362 Medical Anthropology (3 cr.)
  • Gender - including courses such as
    • SOC S164 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S310 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S337 (3 cr.)
    • topics courses on gender (3 cr.)
  • Family Studies - including courses such as
    • SOC S164 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S316 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S416 (3 cr.)
  • Social Movements - including courses such as
    • SOC S218 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S311 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S418 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S419 (3 cr.)
  • Qualitative / Ethnographic methods
    • Select one or both of the following
      • SOC S254 (3 cr.)
      • SOC S262 (3 cr.)
    • SOC S431 (3 cr.)
    • Select one or both of the following
      • SOC S441 (3 cr.)
      • SOC S340 (3 cr.)

    Total (30 cr.)

For more information visit the Sociology and Anthropology page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.