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 (10 units)
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.
4. General Education (48 units)
Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog.
Total Units in Major/Option: 48
General Education Units: 48
Additional Units: 24
Total Units Required for the B.A. Degree: 120
Chair: Karen Morgaine
Santa Susana Hall (SN) 321
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to recall and comprehend concepts, principles, theories, and knowledge in the field of Sociology and as related to their particular option.
- Students will be able to recall and interpret common statistics used in Sociology utilizing computer printout.
- Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to answer questions about social phenomena.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to collect, process and interpret research data.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to link theory with observation using research methodologies.
- Alumni will acknowledge the use of their sociological knowledge in graduate school, their workplace and their personal life.
- Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the diverse nature of groups in society and their relevance to cross-cultural and global issues.