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Major Requirements

Sociology Major requirements

(30 credits + 3 credits experiential learning)
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 (LAC) and University requirements, most of the courses in the sociology program also fulfill LAC requirements.

  • SOC 131 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 203 The Global Village
  • SOC 251 Working for Justice, Working for Change
  • SOC 350 Social Justice
  • SOC 351 Addressing Injustice: Research Methods
  • SOC 495 Senior Practicum
  • SOC 497 Community Engagement Experience
  • Three electives:
    • SOC 200 Law and Society in Global Perspective,
    • SOC 204 Cultural Diversity,
    • SOC 261 Through the Sociological Lens I, 
    • SOC 306 Social Inequality in Arlington,
    • SOC 322 Racial and Ethnic Diversity,
    • SOC 361 Through the Sociological Lens II,
    • SOC 365 Gender Inequality in Global Perspective,
    • SOC 375 Topics in Human Rights,
    • SOC 385 Global Inequality and Community Development
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