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2013-2014 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.S.


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The sociology program, with both a traditional and a criminal justice concentration, offers students a behavioral education which is based in the liberal arts and which is designed to encourage and develop scientific inquiry and an understanding of human behavior, culture, and society. Competencies within the program assist students in recognizing their total University experiences as cumulative, coherent, and unified. The program helps students develop as individuals and as responsible citizens in a democratic society. Students are encouraged and prepared to pursue graduate work in sociology. Aided by a location with superior resources, the program is an integral part of the overall University curriculum and of several specific degree offerings within and outside the School of Business and Social Sciences. The program does not focus on specific career-related training but provides a solid basis for students to develop skills applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities.

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, 40 Hours:


Note(s):


It is assumed that SOCI 203 - General Sociology  will be taken as a general studies requirement preparatory to pursuance of the sociology major or minor curriculum.

SOCI 205 - Social Problems  is a prerequisite for the following courses: SOCI 312 , SOCI 402 , SOCI 403 , SOCI 405 , SOCI 410 .

*MATH 314  or BADM 224  may be substituted for PSYC 250 .

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
GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 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 1 History 3   SOCI 303   The Family 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   Elective   Elective 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 312   Juvenile Delinquency OR     SOCI 419   Internship in Sociology 3
SOCI 403   Criminology 3   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology, criminal justice 3
PSYC 250   Statistics for the Social Sciences 4   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology, criminal justice 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Elective   Elective 1   Minor   Minor 3
Elective   Elective 1       TOTAL 15
Elective   Elective 3          
    TOTAL 15          
                 
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SOCI 410   Social Theory 3   SOCI 405   Research Methods (WM) 3
SOCI 403   Ethnic Relations 3   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology, criminal justice 3
SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology, criminal justice 3   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology, criminal justice 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
                 
                 

 

Curriculum for a Major in Sociology, Criminal Justice Concentration


Specific Core Curriculum Requirement:


Total hours required, 43 Hours:


Electives in criminal justice and sociology, 9 Hours:


Note(s):


All students transferring from or completing a two-year program at Shepherd may use all the sociology and criminal justice courses taken in the two-year program to substitute for required courses and electives in the sociology major with the criminal justice concentration. All courses transferring from other educational systems will have to be examined on a course-by-course basis. 

*MATH 314  or BADM 224  may be substituted for PSYC 250 .

 

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 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 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 1 History 3   SOCI 303   The Family 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3   CRIM 200   Introduction to 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   Elective   Elective 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 312   Juvenile Delinquency 3   SOCI 419   Internship in Sociology 3
PSYC 250   Statistics for the Social Sciences 4   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology, criminal justice 3
SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology, criminal justice 3   CRIM 402   Criminology 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 1
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 1
    TOTAL 16   Minor   Minor 3
              TOTAL 15
                 
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SOCI 410   Social Theory 3   SOCI 405   Research Methods (WM) 3
SOCI 403   Ethnic Relations 3   CRIM 325   Corrections OR  
Elective   Elective 3   CRIM 440   Probation and Parole ( 3
Minor   Minor 3   SOCI 3xx-4xx   Upper-level sociology, criminal justice 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15   Elective   Elective 3
              TOTAL 15
                 
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
                 
                 

 

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