Dec 09, 2019  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.S.


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Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
615-898-2690
Meredith Dye, program coordinator
Meredith.Dye@mtsu.edu

The major consists of 34 hours of sociology, at least 25 of which must be from upper-division courses. Required courses include SOC 1010 , SOC 3040 , SOC 3050 , SOC 3060 , and SOC 4980  . Students must receive at least a C in each required course. Additionally, students must complete 3 hours emphasizing institutions and the sociological imagination and 3 hours of critical perspectives in sociology (see below). Ideally students should take SOC 3040 , SOC 3050 , and SOC 3060  early in the academic program, but no later than the junior year and prior to enrolling in SOC 4980  which should be completed during the senior year. In consultation with the student’s advisor, the remaining 12 hours of electives may be organized into an emphasis. Possible emphases include, but are not limited to, social inequalities, deviance and social control, work and family, and health and aging. Students are also required to complete two minors for the B.S. degree.

In order to graduate, all students must complete, with the approval of their advisors, the General Education requirements .

Critical Perspectives in Sociology


The following courses meet the critical perspectives in sociology requirement:

Institutions and Sociological Imagination Requirement


The following courses meet the institutions and the sociological imagination requirement:

Recommended Curriculum: Sociology


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Junior


  • SOC 3060 - Sociological Theory 3 credit hours *
  • SOC ”institutions and sociological imagination” elective 3 credit hours *
  • SOC upper-division elective 3 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours
  • Minor courses 15 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


  • SOC 4980 - Senior Seminar in Sociology 3 credit hours *
  • SOC upper-division elective 3 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours
  • Minor courses 12 credit hours
  • Minor courses (if needed) or electives 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Total hours in program: 120


NOTE:


* Required courses

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Sociology, B.S., Academic Map   

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