Major Requirements - Sociology

Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender, social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports. In fact, few fields have such broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge.

Individual attention is the hallmark of the sociology program at George Williams College. Each student meets every term with faculty to discuss his or her course selection, academic progress and professional goals. The flexibility of the program also provides students with the opportunity to develop and pursue individual interests and either double major or acquire additional minors.

Required Courses: 16 semester hours

SOC1100 Principles of Sociology (4)
SOC/PSY3500 OR      
SOC/PSY3600 
Research and Statistical Methods (4) OR
Theory and Methods of Social Scientific Analysis (4)
Prerequisite: MTH2320 General Statistics (3)
SOC4310 Seminar in Classical Sociological Theories (4)
SOC4320 Seminar in Contemporary Sociological Theories (4)


Selected Courses: Choose at least 15 semester hours from the list below: 

SOC2150 Cultural Anthropology (3)
SOC/CRJ2300 Criminology (4)
SOC/PSC/BIO3700 Politics of Global Health and Medicine (4)
SOC/PSC3610 The Politics of European Integration (4)
SOC3350 Race, Ethnicity, and Power (4)
SOC/PSC3400
Social Problems and Public Policies (4)
SOC/PSY3430 Gender, Sexuality, and Society (4)
SOC/PSY3450 Social and Applied Psychology (3)
SOC/PSC3480 Globalization and Social Change (4)
SOC3550 Politics of Intimate Relations (4)
SOC3810 Special Topics (2-4)
SOC/PSC4500 Human Rights and Social Justice (4)
SOC2940, 3940, 4940 Community Internship (4)
SOC4980 Independent Study (2-4)
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