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The BA in sociology offers students the widest flexibility possible in terms of career choices. Sociological analyses supply an understanding of all aspects of the social world, human behavior in groups, the sources and consequences of social change, and potential solutions to social problems. Computer and research-design courses round out the valuable skills possessed by sociology majors.
Requirements for students entering SJSU or declaring 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.
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
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: SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVES
Take one course from the list (3 units)
Soci 140 - Sociology of Media
Soci 160 - Immigration and Identity
Soci 161 - City Life
Soci 162 - Race/Ethnic Relations (SJSU Studies:S)
Soci 163 - Social Change
Soci 164 - Social Action
Soci 165 - Poverty, Wealth and Privilege
Soci 169 - Political Sociology
And take one course from this list
Soci 107 - Aging & Society (SJSU Studies:S)
Soci 151 - Violence in the Family
Soci 170 - Sociology of the Family
Soci 171 - Person and Society
Soci 172 - LGBT Studies
Soci 173 - Socialization and identity
Soci 174 - Sexualities
Soci 175 - Masculinities & Femininities
Soci 176 - Small Group Processes
Soci 178 - Sociology of Childhood
Plus: Select any three upper division sociology courses (9units)
(from the above list or other sociology courses listed in the catalog).
Sociology (General) Elective Requirement : 15 units
Sociology Units required in the major (Core + Electives): 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.
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