Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology (B.A.)


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Program: B.A.
Department of Anthropology and Sociology  
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 241 ~ 260-481-6842


Courses in sociology provide an understanding of society and of the relationship between the individual and society.  Studies in sociology help to prepare you for graduate school and careers in the social services, law, human relations, criminal justice, government, education, and mass media.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this degree, students will: 

Theoretical:

  • analyze and evaluate major theoretical perspectives in sociology
  • identify the general theoretical orientation
  • apply theoretical analyses of social structure and social processes
  • interpret social issues in terms of the major theoretical perspectives

Methodological:

  • utilize and evaluate research methods and data analysis used in sociology
  • demonstrate appropriate use of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • evaluate different research methods
  • interpret the results of data gathering
  • demonstrate appropriate use of statistical techniques
  • demonstrate competent use of statistical software

Critical Thinking:

  • evaluate critically arguments and situations
  • critically evaluate theoretical arguments
  • develop evidence-based arguments
  • critically evaluate published research

Communication Skills:

  • communicate effectively in both written and oral form
  • write a research report
  • develop an oral research report

Professional Ethics:

  • be knowledgeable of appropriate ethics concerning both professional conduct and the use of human subjects
  • demonstrate a mastery of the ethical standards for conducting research with human subjects
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards of the American Sociological Association

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on-campus.

Declaring this Major:

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

  • A grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the major and a GPA of 2.00 or higher in all major department courses taken.
  • All sociology courses applied toward graduation must be completed within ten 10 years from the time the first sociology course was completed.
  • Although a minor is not required, study in an outside area is recommended. Anthropology, computer science, economics, history, labor studies, political science, psychology, organizational leadership and supervision, and women’s studies support the major well.  Information on minors can be found in the Program Descriptions  section of this Catalog.

To earn the B.A. with a major in Sociology, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above:

General Education Requirements: Credits 33


  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details
  • A grade of C- or higher is required in each course used to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne College Requirements link above for details.  Go to Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6


  • See Part A in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree for Speaking requirement

International Language: Credits 14


  • See Part B in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Distribution: Credits 9


  • See Part C in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Choose courses other than SOC

Cultural Studies: Credits 6


  • See Part D in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Sociology Elective Courses: Credits 15


  • At least 6 of the 15 additional Sociology elective credit hours required must be at the 2000+ level or above
  • At least 9 of the 15 additional Sociology elective credit hours required must be at the 3000+ level or above

General Electives


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120


Time Limit


  • All Sociology courses applied toward graduation must be completed within ten (10) years from the time the first Sociology course was completed.

Student Responsibility


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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