Course Requirements

Core

*The statistics requirement, SOC 279, may also be fulfilled by PSY 240, MAT 137, or MAT 242.

NOTE: 8 credits maximum of SOC 398 INTERNSHIP can be counted toward major field credit.  Additional SOC 398 credit may be earned but it will count for open elective credit or Junior Year Experiential Learning (JYEL) credit, if applicable.

Concentration Requirements

Students must also complete the requirements from one of the following concentrations: Standard; Sociology of Culture; Health and Human Services; Law, Crime, and Criminology; or Dynamics of Urban Society.

SOC 101

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Introduction to the language, theories, methods, and research findings of the sociologist at work.

SOC 105

SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Examination of important societal problems and issues with attention to their causes, their impact, and the possibility of resolution. The course considers the role of social movements, government and the private sector.

SOC 279

INTRO STATS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Data description and interpretation; table construction; correlation, regression and ANOVA; introduction to multivariate analysis; statistical inference and hypothesis testing. Cross-listed with MAT 242.
Prerequisites:
MAT 100 or higher or placement by test is a prerequisite for this class.

SOC 331

SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY

Exploration of the nature of theory and an analysis of selected social theorists.
Prerequisites:
SOC 101 or SOC 105 is a prerequisite for this class.

SOC 380

RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY I

The logic of procedures of social science methodology. Initiation of student research project: formulation of problem, design of research, data collection. Presentation of the range of methods available for various types of social research.

SOC 381

RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY II

Continuation of the research project begun in Sociology 380. Data manipulation and analysis with the use of computers; interpretation, write-up, and synthesis of the research experience.
Prerequisites:
SOC 279 and SOC 380 are prerequisites for this class.

PSY 240

STATISTICS I

Descriptive and inferential statistics in the behavioral sciences.
Prerequisites:
(PSY 105 or PSY 106) and LSP 120 or equivalents are a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 137

BUSINESS STATISTICS

Basic concepts of statistics and applications; data analysis with the use of Excel; theoretical distributions; sampling distributions; problems of estimation; hypothesis testing; problems of sampling; linear regression and correlation.
Prerequisites:
MAT 136 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 242

ELEMENTS OF STATISTICS

Descriptive statistics, elements of probability, the binomial and normal probability models; large and small sample hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis. Use of computer packages. This course does not count toward mathematics major credit. Cross-listed with SOC 279.
Prerequisites:
MAT 101 or above or placement by test is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 491

ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY AND BEHAVIOR

This course concerns theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behavior in organizations with special reference to educational organizations. Concepts are examined within the typical decisional framework of supervisors, chief school business officers, principles, and superintendents, and similar positions in the helping professions. Assignments are individualized.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

SOC 398

INTERNSHIP

Placement of students in work-study situations relevant to careers in health and human services, social work, juvenile justice, law and society, urban and community services. Clinical and Experiential (can fulfill jr. yr. requirement). (1 to 4 credit hours).