Alternative Secondary Teaching Endorsement Program in Sociology
Sociology electives: 4 credits *
Related social science courses: 16 credits **
SOC 101SS -
Principles of Sociology
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) An introduction to
sociology, its major concepts, tools and perspectives. This course
provides an understanding of societies; of culture; of major social
institutions such as the family, religion and education; of social
inequality; and of social change.
SOC 202 -
This course is about learning to critically think about society and various
problems in society. This course will examine a number of social issues as
we wrestle with how we can decide if an issue is a social problem, decide
which social problems might be more significant than others, and evaluate
potential solutions for social problems. We are going to wrestle with some
challenging questions with the goal of helping us to think deeply about how
we might seek justice on an individual level and within society.
Cross-Referenced: Cross-referenced in criminal justice.
SOC 340 -
A comprehensive introduction to sociological research methods with emphasis on survey research. An opportunity for sociology majors or others to apply this methodology in the conduct of major research in an area determined in consultation with the instructor. Finished research reports will be considered for presentation at various sociological association meetings. Prerequisites: SOC101 or equivalent. Recommend general education writing requirement, (4 credits, alternate years, consult department)
Total credits required: 32
*A total of 16 sociology credits is required. It is strongly recommended that sociology electives include SOC210SS, Marriage and Family, and SOC304CC, Ethnicity, Power and Identity.
*Related courses may be taken from economics, psychology, political science, American history or world history. If at least 15 credits are taken in one of these related areas, then teaching endorsement requirements are satisfied in that second area (in addition to endorsement in sociology).