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Sociology Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Sociology Major

Sociology Minor

Work and Business Minor

Major in Afro-American Studies and Sociology

Minor in Social Science and Medicine


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Sociology majors are required to take:

 

1) S100 Introduction to Sociology: Introduction to the concepts and methods of sociology with an emphasis on the understanding of contemporary American society.

2) One of the following:

 3) Statistics and Social Theory Requirements:

S370, S371, and S340 must be taken by the end of the Junior year. If you do not complete these courses by the end of your junior year, you will need to consult with the Undergraduate Advisor.

4) Nine credit hours at the 300/400 level (excluding S340, S370, and S371).

5) One 3 credit 400-level capstone seminar. S491, S492, S493, S494, and S495 cannot be used to satisfy the capstone seminar requirement. Capstone courses are intended to integrate ideas and/or methods from earlier courses taken for the major. They are characterized by the following requirements: (1) an empirical paper, service learning paper, or portfolio based on individual or group work; (2) a class presentation based on individual or group work; (3) a focus on discussion rather than lecture; and (4) required readings that include journal articles.

6) A total of 30 credit hours with a grade of C- or better; an overall GPA of 2.0 in Sociology.

7) Students also must complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.


Sociology minors are required to take:

1) One of the following courses:

2) A minimum of nine credit hours of upper-level (300/400) coursework.

3) Two additional courses in sociology, with no more than one of these at the 100 level.

4) A total of 15 credit hours in sociology with a grade of C- or better; an overall GPA of 2.0 in sociology.


Work and Business Minor for Business Majors

The Department of Sociology offers a sociology minor intended to complement the work done by Business majors. The goal of the Business and Society Minor is to enhance the understanding of the world of business acquired while fulfilling the requirements of the business major. Undergraduates who complete this option receive a certificate from the Department of Sociology.

Work and Business Minors are required to take:

  1. Either S100, S110, or S101* "Sociology of Money" (only this section of S101 is approved for this minor).
  2. Four courses from the following list (at least three taken on the IUB campus).
    • S210 The Economy, Organizations, and Work*
    • S215 Social Change
    • S217 Social Inequality
    • S302 Organizational Life*
    • S305 Population
    • S308 Global Society
    • S315 Work and Occupation*
    • S316 The Family
    • S335 Ethnic and Race Relations
    • S338 Gender Roles
    • S346 Topics in Cross-Cultural Sociology
    • S410 Topics in Social Organization: Economic Life (only this section of S410 is approved for this minor)*
  3. Students can substitute a 400-level seminar, with an appropriate topic, for one of the four courses, with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

The starred courses are particularly useful for Business Majors and are highly recommended.


Interdepartmental Major in Afro-American Studies and Sociology

Students must meet the following course requirements for a minimum total of 40 hours:

  1. Afro-American Studies: At least 18 hours of which at least 12 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above, including:
    • A150 Survey Culture of Black Americans
    • A355 Afro-American History I, or A356 Afro-American History II
    • A379 Early Black American Writing or A380 Contemporary Black American Writing
    • Nine additional hours from our History, Culture and Social Issues Concentration.

      These nine hours must include the Senior Seminar. (Majors are strongly encouraged to take A363 Research on Contemporary Afro-American Problems I, when it is taught.)
  2. Sociology: At least 21 credit hours of which at least 12 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above, including:
    • One course from the following:
      • S100 Introduction to Sociology
      • S210 The Economy, Organizations, and Work
      • S215 Social Change
      • S230 Society and the Individual
    • S217 Social Inequality
    • S335 Race and Ethnic Relations
    • S110 Charts, Graphs, and Tables
    • 3 additional courses in Sociology at the 300-400 level


Minor in Social Science and Medicine

Purpose Allows students to study divergent aspects of the delivery and consumption of medical services, paying special attention to relevant social, historical, behavioral, and ethical contexts. The minor, which is organized in five concentrations, will facilitate and certify a greater understanding of the social context of health in our society than could be achieved in a less integrated course of study. This is achieved through a multi-disciplinary approach to health issues that establishes a bridge between the social sciences and health professionals.

Requirements The minor requires completion of 15 credit hours consisting of a minimum of 9 credits from approved College of Arts and Sciences courses, including:

1. S101 Topics in Social Programs and Policies (+SOC): Approved section: Medicine in America

2. at least 6 additional hours of College courses within the social science and health concentration, of which 3 hours must be at 300-400 level

An additional 6 hours, 3 hours of which must be at the 300-400 level; this may include up to 6 hours in approved courses offered outside the College.

The five concentrations in the Social Science and Medicine minor include:

Health Care and Society A social science-focused minor which examines social factors defining health status and approaches to care.

Requirements 9 hours of College of Arts and Sciences courses (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level), including (1-3):

1. S101 Social Problems and Policies (SOC). Approved section: Medicine in America and

2. One or more of: S324 Sociology of Mental Health (SOC)

3. One additional course from: B200 Bioanthropology (ANTH)

Six additional credits (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level) may include (4-6):

4. One or more of the following:

5. One of the following IUPUI sociology courses:

6. Up to 3 credits in experiential learning, with a health or mental health focus:

Social Changes in Treatment and Health Care Organization Social perspectives on the delivery and evaluation of care.

Requirements 9 hours of COLL courses (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level), including (1-3):

1. S101 Social Problems and Policies (SOC). Approved section: Medicine in America, and

2. One or more of: S324 Sociology of Mental Illness (SOC)

3. One of:

Six additional credits (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level); may include (4-5):

4. One or more of:

5. One of the following IUPUI sociology courses:

6. Up to 3 credit hours in experiential learning, with a health or mental health focus:

Mental Illness and Society: Social and biological factors in mental health.

Requirements 9 hours of College of Arts and Sciences courses (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level), including (1-3):

1. S101 Social Problems and Policies (SOC). Approved section: Medicine in America, and

2. One or more of:

3. And one additional course:

Six additional credits (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level); may include (4-6):

4. One of:

5. One of the following IUPUI sociology courses:

6. Up to 3 hours of experiential learning, with a focus on health or mental health:

Social Factors in Community Health. Epidemiologic approaches to the study of health status and health needs of populations, rather than that of individuals.

Requirements 9 hours of College of Arts and Sciences courses (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level), including (1-3):

1. S101 Social Problems and Policies (SOC). Approved section: Medicine in America, and

2. One or more of:

3. An additional course of

Six additional credits (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level) may include (4-5):

4. One of:

5. One of the following IUPUI sociology courses:

6. Up to 3 hours in experiential learning, with a health or mental health focus:

Decision Making in Seeking and Providing Care Preparing patients and providers as partners in clinical and ethical decisions.

Requirements 9 hours of College of Arts and Sciences courses (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level), including (1-3):

1. S101 Social Problems and Policies (SOC). Approved section: Medicine in America and

2. One or more of:

3. One of

Six additional credits (3 of which must be at the 300-400 level) may include (4-6):

4. One of:

5. One of the following IUPUI sociology courses:

6. Up to 3 hours experiential learning in: S494 Field Experience in Sociology