Students majoring in sociology must complete a minimum of 5 units of work in the discipline which meet the following requirements:
Foundation Course. One 100-level course (0.5 unit) is required. Students may not take additional foundation courses for credit.
SOCY 101 Human Society
SOCY 102 Social Dreamers: Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud
SOCY 103 Society and Culture
SOCY 104 Identity in American Society
SOCY 105 Society in Comparative Perspective
SOCY 106 Social Issues and Cultural Intersections
SOCY 107 Institutions and Inequalities
SOCY 108 Public Life
Area Courses. Nine courses (4.5 units) are required. At least one course (0.5 unit) must be taken in each of the four areas of the sociology curriculum (institutions & change, culture & identity, social theory, research methods) and at least two courses (1 unit) must be taken in three of these areas.
Core Courses. Sociology majors are required to take SOCY 262 and SOCY 271 as early as possible. Majors are also required to take two 300-level theory or methods courses of their choice. These core courses also count toward completion of area requirements. Students planning to attend graduate school in sociology or related fields are strongly encouraged to take more than four core courses.
Seminars. At least one course taken toward completion of the area requirements must be a 400-level seminar.
With departmental approval, students who do not receive sociology credit from off campus study may count up to 1 unit of work in other disciplines toward the major requirements.