Jul 08, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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 Culture and Society and a Criminology concentration, offers students a strong liberal arts education designed to enhance understandings of group behavior, cultural values, and the functioning of human society. The program also offers minors in sociology, anthropology, and crime and society.  Courses in sociology, criminology 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, Culture and Society Concentration


Specific Core Curriculum requirement:


Total hours required, 43 Hours:


Elective courses, 21 Hours:


Complete seven additional 300- or 400-level sociology or anthropology courses, EDUC 310 - Educational Sociology , SOWK 402 - Social Gerontology , CRIM 415  - Gender and Crime, or SOWK 417 - Sex and Gender in Contemporary Society .  Students are encouraged to take SOCI 419  - Internship as one of their major electives.

Four-Year Course Progression


Sociology, Culture and Society
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 Lab Science (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Lab Science (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 301   Social Science Writing (WM) 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 321   Social Stratification OR     SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology 3
SOCI 403   Race and Ethnic Relations 3   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Elective   Elective 3   Minor   Minor 3
SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology  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 (CP) 3
PSYC 250   Statistics for the Social Sciences 4   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology 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
Elective   Elective 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 16          
June 4, 2020             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

Curriculum for a Major in Sociology, Criminology Concentration


Specific Core Curriculum Requirement:


Total hours required, 43 Hours:


Electives in criminal justice and sociology, 15 Hours:


Complete five additional 300- or 400-level criminal justice (CRIM) courses, SOCI 345 , or SOCI 413 .  Students are encouraged to take SOCI 419  as one of their major electives.

 

Four-Year Course Progression


Sociology, Criminology
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 Lab Science (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Lab Science (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   SOCI 301   Social Science Writing (WM) 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   Race and Ethnic Relations 3   CRIM 3xx-4xx   Upper-level criminal justice 3
Minor   Minor 3   CRIM 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 (CP) 3
PSYC 250   Statistics for the Social Sciences 4   Minor   Minor 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
Elective   Elective 3       TOTAL 14
    TOTAL 16          
June 5, 2020             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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