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Program Requirements

The sociology program at Marymount fosters critical reflection on global issues of diversity, inequality, and social justice. The curriculum challenges students to develop a sociological perspective by taking an analytical approach to understand social life. Through coursework, research, and community-based learning, students develop career skills as well as an appreciation for the importance of community engagement.

Students gain analytical skills in the practical application of social theory and research design and will apply these skills to address social injustice locally and globally. Applied theory and research methods are woven throughout the coursework, which ends with a year-long practicum experience. This senior experience provides students with networking opportunities, as well as a chance to engage in research in a real-world setting.

Major requirements (30 credits + 3 credits global experience)
To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students must also fulfill the Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, most of the courses in this program also fulfill those requirements.

  • SOC 131 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 203 The Global Village
  • SOC 350 Social Justice
  • SOC 351 Addressing Injustice: Qualitative Methods
  • SOC 352 Addressing Injustice: Quantitative Methods
  • SOC 400 Internship
  • SOC 495 Senior Practicum
  • 3 electives from the following: SOC 204 Engaging Diversity, SOC 306 Social Class in Arlington, SOC 322 Racial & Ethnic Diversity, SOC 261 Through the Sociological Lens I, SOC 360 Britain Today: Myth and Reality, SOC 361 Through the Sociological Lens II, SOC 365 Gender Inequality in Global Perspective, SOC 375 Topics in Human Rights