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Sociology

38 credits

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Transfer Policies

Students transferring from non-baccalaureate institutions to Parkside may generally transfer up to 72 credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions toward the 120 credits required for degree completion. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate. A minimum of 15 credits numbered 300 or above must be completed at Parkside. 

Sociology major catalog information

Graduation Requirements  |  Sociology Major

 

The following requirements are in addition to the university general education requirements. Please use this guide in tandem with the Degree Requirements Transfer Guide.

Sociology Major  | 38 credits

In order to be accepted as a major in sociology, a student must have an overall minimum 2.25 GPA and must have completed ANTH 100 or SOCA 101. A major in sociology consists of a minimum of 38 credits. At least 15 credits of upper-level courses in the major must be completed at UW-Parkside. Under consultation with a faculty member, an advanced student may opt to “design” his/her own course as an independent study in sociology. The student must work with a faculty member whose expertise is in the selected topic. Together, they negotiate the focus and content of the course, materials to be examined, and so forth. The following core courses, to be completed by the end of the junior year or prior to the completion of 90 credit hours of study, are required of all students majoring in sociology:

Core Courses  |  20 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
SOC 121 Introduction to Sociology SOCA 101
ANT 226 Research Report Writing
for the Social Sciences
SOCA 248
- Statistics for the Social Sciences SOCA 250
- Social Science Research Methods SOCA 295
- Topics in Data Collection and Analysis SOCA 300
- Sociological Theory SOCA 301
- Senior Seminar SOCA 495


 

Elective Courses |  18 credits

Complete at least 12 credits in upper-level (300-400 level) courses.

Complete one course from at least four of the specialization areas listed below. Then choose one course each from two additional areas (12 credits with 6 credits in two areas; 6 credits with 3 credits in two other areas).

Criminology and Deviance

CLC COURSE      PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
SOC 222 Contemporary Social Problems SOCA 102
- Social Issues in Substance
Use and Abuse
SOCA 216
- Criminology SOCA 233
- Juvenile Delinquency/Juvenile Justice SOCA 234
- Police and Society SOCA 235
- Sociological Social Psychology SOCA 320
SOC 223 Deviant Behavior SOCA 331
- Sociology of Mental Illness SOCA 332
- Law and Social Change SOCA 352
- Law and Society SOCA 359
- Corrections SOCA 363
- Race, Crime, Law SOCA 365
- Victimology SOCA 368


Family and Human Services* 

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
SOC 224 Marriage and Family SOCA 207
- Gender and Society SOCA 213
- Social Issues in Substance
Use and Abuse
SOCA 216
- Death and Dying SOCA 319
- Sociological Social Psychology SOCA 320
- Social Gerontology SOCA 326
- Sociology of Mental Illness SOCA 332
- Childhood and Society SOCA 336
- Class, Status, and Power SOCA 354
- LGBTQ Studies SOCA 367
- Technology and Society SOCA 372
- Sociology of Education SOCA 375
- Public Health SOCA 376
- Social Welfare as a Social Institution SOCA 380


Race and Ethnic Relations

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S. SOCA 206
- Peoples of Africa SOCA 226
- North American Indians SOCA 227
- Institutional Racism in America SOCA 323
- African American Studies SOCA 324
- Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations SOCA 325
- Asians in American Society SOCA 328
- Social Institutions in Contemporary China SOCA 329
- Latinex in the United States SOCA 343
- Class, Status, and Power SOCA 354
- Critical Ethnic Studies SOCA 360


Urban INstitutions and the Occupational World

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Gender and Society SOCA 213
- Death and Dying SOCA 319
- Religion and Society SOCA 321
- Sociology of Language and Knowledge SOCA 322
- Institutional Racism in America SOCA 323
- Class, Status, and Power SOCA 354
- Urbanism and Urbanization SOCA 355
- Political Sociology SOCA 356
- Introduction to Population Studies SOCA 358
- Migration and Immigration SOCA 362
- Occupations and Professions SOCA 371
- Technology and Society SOCA 372
- Formal Organization SOCA 373
- Women and Work SOCA 374
- Sociology of Education SOCA 375
- Public Health SOCA 376
- Society and Environment SOCA 379
- Social Welfare as a Social Institution SOCA 380
- International Development and Change SOCA 455


Evaluation and Practice

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Skill Development in Leadership SOCA 304
- Research in Community Needs SOCA 306
- Advanced Program Evaluation SOCA 406
- International Development and Change SOCA 455
- Internship in Sociology SOCA 492
- Portfolio SOCA 498


*Students may fulfill a specialization in family and human services by completing one course under the heading of race and ethnic relations.

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