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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Sociology, B.S.


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Sociology is a dynamic field committed to the scientific study of social life, social change, diverse communities and their interactions. The sociology program, with both a traditional sociology and a criminal justice concentration, offers students a strong liberal arts education designed to enhance understandings of human behavior, culture, and society. The program also offers minors in sociology and geography/anthropology.  Courses in sociology, criminology, geography, and anthropology help students develop as individuals and responsible citizens. Theoretical and applied learning courses build knowledge and skills applicable to a broad range of opportunities. The department has a long and rich tradition of preparing students for employment in academic, governmental, non-profit, and law enforcement organizations. Students are also encouraged and prepared to pursue graduate studies. Dedicated to excellence in student learning, the department also contributes to the core curriculum and specific degree programs across campus.

The four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of science degree in sociology. Candidates for this degree are required to complete a minimum of 120 semester hours.

Curriculum for a Major in Sociology, Traditional Concentration


Specific Core Curriculum requirement:


Total hours required, 42 Hours:


Four-Year Course Progression


Sociology, Traditional
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK, MD, or GL with advisor 3
SOCI 203 2 General Sociology (SO-MD) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-MD or GL with advisor 3
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 2 Wellness (WE) 3   SOCI 321   Social Stratification 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3   SOCI 3xx-4xx     3
SOCI 205   Social Problems 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SOCI 322   Social Theory 3   SOCI 323   Social Research Methods 3
SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology 3   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology 3
SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology 4   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Elective   Elective 3   Minor   Minor 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SOCI 324   Quantitative Analysis and Data Management OR     SOCI 420   Senior Thesis (WM) 3
PSYC 250   Statistics for the Social Sciences 3-4   SOCI 419   Internship in Sociology/Criminal Justice 3
SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology 3   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 2-3
Elective   Elective 3       TOTAL 14-15
    TOTAL 15-16          
March 2015             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

Curriculum for a Major in Sociology, Criminal Justice Concentration


Specific Core Curriculum Requirement:


Total hours required, 42 Hours:


Required courses in criminal justice, 6 Hours:


Electives in criminal justice and sociology, 15 Hours:


Complete five additional 300- or 400-level criminal justice (CRIM) courses, SOCI 312 , SOCI 390 , or SOCI 407 .

 

Four-Year Course Progression


Sociology, Criminal Justice
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
GSPE 210 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK, MD, or GL with advisor 3
SOCI 203 2 General Sociology (SO-MD) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-MD or GL with advisor 3
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 2 Wellness (WE) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3
CRIM 200   Introduction to Criminal Justice 3   CRIM 3xx-4xx   Upper-level criminal justice 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL or MD with advisor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3   Minor   Minor 3
SOCI 205   Social Problems 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SOCI 322   Social Theory 3   SOCI 323   Social Research Methods 3
SOCI 321   Social Stratification OR     CRIM 3xx-4xx   Upper-level criminal justice 3
SOCI 403   Ethnic Relations 3   CRIM 3xx-4xx   Upper-level criminal justice 3
Minor   Minor 3   SOCI 402   Criminology 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Elective   Elective 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 15          
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SOCI 324   Quantitative Analysis and Data Management OR     SOCI 420   Senior Thesis (WM) 3
PSYC 250   Statistics for the Social Sciences 3-4   SOCI 419   Internship in Sociology/Criminal Justice 3
CRIM 3xx-4xx   Upper-level criminal justice 3   CRIM 3xx-4xx   Upper-level criminal justice 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 2-3
Elective   Elective 3       TOTAL 14-15
    TOTAL 15-16          
March 2015             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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