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Sociology B.A.

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Division of Social Sciences
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 36
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Objectives--The sociology curriculum (with support from anthropology courses) is designed to acquaint students with the concerns, theories, and methods of the science that deals with groups, culture, and interpersonal relations of human beings. In addition to an introduction to sociology as a science, an effort is made to relate human values to the theories, methods, and data of sociology. Courses are designed to meet the needs of liberal arts students as well as students preparing for graduate school.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 2 semester(s) of any second language.
Students develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their major adviser generally no later than the spring semester of their sophomore year. Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of D or D+ may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B. Courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
The discipline strongly recommends STAT 1601.
SOC 1101 - Introductory Sociology [SS] (4.0 cr)
SOC 3103 - Research Methodology in Sociology [SS] (4.0 cr)
SOC 3403 - Sociological Theory [SS] (4.0 cr)
SOC 4991 - Sociology Independent Project Seminar (4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
No more than 8 credits of the 20 elective credits required for the major can be from ANTH courses.
Take 20 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SOC 2101 - Systems of Oppression [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3111 - Sociology of Modernization [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3112 - Sociology of the Environment and Social Development [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3121 - Sociology of Gender and Sexuality [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3123 - Sociology of Aging [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3124 - Sociology of Law [SS] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3131 - World Population [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3141 - Sociology of Deviance [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3204 - Culture, Food, and Agriculture [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3251 - African Americans [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3252 - Women in Muslim Society [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3451 {Inactive} [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3452 {Inactive} [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3601 - Social Justice and Human Rights in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3602 - Women in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 2xxx
· SOC 3xxx
· SOC 4xxx
· Take at most 8 credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 1111 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 2101 - Physical Anthropology [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 2103 - Archaeology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 2501 {Inactive} [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3204 - Culture, Food, and Agriculture [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3206 - Ecological Anthropology [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3402 - Representations from the Field: American Indian Ethnography and Ethnohistory [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4411 - Seminar in Anthropological Methodology [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3451 {Inactive} [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3452 {Inactive} [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3455 - North American Archaeology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3601 - Social Justice and Human Rights in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3602 - Women in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3603 - Latin American Archaeology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3701 - Forensic Anthropology [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4901 - Seminar in Anthropological Theory (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 2xxx
· ANTH 3xxx
· ANTH 4xxx
 
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