Program: B.A., Sociology
The General Sociology Option is intended for those who wish a liberal arts education; those who desire to pursue graduate education in Sociology or allied fields; and those who wish specific occupational preparation for a number of fields. Students may focus on the areas of American Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Psychology, Social Research, Ethnic Studies, Sociology of Work and Social Problems as a way of developing their interests and knowledge in broad areas of specialization within the discipline.
1. Lower Division Required Courses
2. Upper Division Required Courses (18 units)
SOC 364/L Social Statistics and Lab (3/1)
SOC 368/S Sociological Theory I and Research Seminar in Sociological Theory I (3/2)
SOC 468/S Sociological Theory II and Research Seminar in Sociological Theory II (3/2)
SOC 497/L Methods of Social Research and Lab (3/1)
3. Electives (20 units)
Select 20 units of Upper Division Sociology courses. Courses cannot fulfill more than one requirement.
Total Units in Option I: 48
General Education Units: 48
Additional Units: 34
Total Units Required for the B.A. Degree: 120
Chair: Karen Morgaine
Santa Susana Hall (SN) 314
Student Learning Outcomes
Completion of the Degree in Sociology will provide the student with a knowledge and understanding of the basic data, concepts, theories (classical and/or contemporary) and modes of explanation appropriate to the understanding of human societies; a basic knowledge of the four Options offered in the Department—general sociology; criminology/criminal justice, social welfare (method/practice); and work and society—and the statistical and methodological skills (both qualitative and quantitative) needed for sociological research, their application to real-world problems and the appropriate interpretation of research results.