BA Sociology, Concentration in Community Change
Requirements for students entering SJSU or declaring the major after June 2007 are in italics. All students should regularly consult an advisor in the major. Sociology Advisors have drop-in advising hours. Get an advising hours schedule from the Department Office.
General Education Requirements (39 units)
Of the 51 units required by the university, 12 may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6 units)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education (2 units)
Core Courses (27 units)
Sociology Core Courses (G.E area indicated in parentheses after title)
Soci 1 - Introduction to Sociology (D1)
Soci 80 - Social Problems (D2)
Soci 116 - Global Society (D3)
Soci/Socs 15 - Statistical Applications for Social Sciences (B4)
OR Soci 102 - Introduction to Statistics (no GE credit)
OR approved equivalent Introduction or Elementary Statistics at another school
Soci 100W - Writing Workshop. (SJSU Studies:Z)
Soci 101 - Systematic Social Theory.
Soci 104 - Quantitative Research Methods
Soci 105 - Qualitative Research Methods
Soci 181B - Sociology Career Capstone
OR Soci 104B - Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
OR Soci 105B - Advanced Qualitative Research Methods.
Soci 1 is a prerequisite for all upper division Sociology classes.
Stat 95 at SJSU is not approved. Contact the Sociology Department.
Visit the Articulation website for transferable courses (http://info.sjsu.edu/home/artic.html)
Soci 100W is required for Sociology majors and is a pre-OR co-requisite for Soci 101.
Both Soci 100W and Soci 101 are prerequisite for Soci 104 and Soci 105.
Prerequisites for Soci 104B - Soci 1, Soci 15 or Soci 102 (or an approved equivalent course), Soci 100w, Soci 101 and Soci 104
Prerequisites for Soci 105B - Soci 1, Soci 100w, Soci 101, and Soci 105
Prerequisites for Soci 181B - Soci 1, Soci 100w, Soci 101, and Soci 104 or Soci 105 (Student must have taken at least ONE of the required research methods courses before enrolling in Soci 181B.)
Soci 181 (Internship in Sociology) cannot be substituted for Soci 104B, Soci 105B or Soci 181B and cannot be used as a Sociology Elective. However, Soci 181 may be used as one of the university electives.
Educ/ApSc/Engr /HA/Sci 157 Community Action & Services (SJSU Studies Area S) cannot be substituted for Soci 181B or cannot be used as one of the Sociology electives.
Also Required for Community Change Concentration (15 units)
Take this required class: (3units)
Soci 163 - Social Change
Take Two from the list (6 units)
Soci 57 - Community Involvement and Personal Growth (GE: E)
Soci 160 - Immigration & Identity
Soci 164 - Social Action
Soci 165 - Poverty, Wealth & Privilege
Select Two classes from the list: (6 units)
SOCI 118 - Sociology of Human Rights and Social Justice
SOCI 120 - Contemporary Social issues
SOCI 146 - Work Power and Leisure
SOCI 161 - City Life
SOCI 162 - Race & Ethnic Relations (SJSU Studies:S)
SOCI 166 - Medical Sociology
SOCI 169 - Political Sociology
SOCI 171 - Person & Society
SOCI 199H - Honors thesis
Sociology (Community Change) Electives: 15 units.
Sociology Units required in the major: 42 units.
Total units for the Sociology BA degree (includes GE): 120 units
A minor in another department is strongly recommended.
Some classes "double count" in GE or SJSU studies as well as in the Sociology major. However, the units for the class only count once. You should keep track of the cumulative number of units you have earned. Check your transcript on MYSJSU.
SOCI 120, SOCI 180, SOCI 181, SOCI 196, and SOCI 199H may be applied to the major when they have direct relevance to the concentration; such relevance is determined by approval of an advisor