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  Feb 18, 2018
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Sociology, B.A.


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Sociology is the scientific study of the relationship between human behavior and the larger social and historical context. Sociologists seek to discover regularities and order in social behavior and to express these patterns as theoretical generalizations that apply to  a wide range of  behaviors and settings. General and specialized areas of study are covered. Specific areas of focus include cultural diversity, inequality, and social change. Requirements are designed to provide a strong foundation in social theory and research methods while allowing students flexibility in the design of their programs. The department encourages experiential learning, including internships and international study abroad. Along with the significant contribution sociology makes to a liberal arts education, the program  prepares the Sociology major for graduate study in a variety of fields anda broad range of careers, including: (1) graduate study  in sociology, counseling, business, or education, among others; (2)  graduate study in the professions, such as law; (3) careers in  research, in the public or private arena ; (4) careers in organizations,  such as administration and consultant positions in business, government, and community agencies and organizations; (5) community change-oriented positions in such fields as nonprofit management, public health, or urban planning. .

Requirements for the Sociology Major


Core Curriculum Requirements:


See Undergraduate Core Curriculum  

Mathematics:


Take Statistics with either

Social Sciences Requirement:


  • Included within the major requirements.

Major Requirements:


30 credit hours, as follows

12 hours of upper-division electives from:


Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the sociology courses.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.A. Sociology


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric
  • Foreign Language
  • History I Elective (3)
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • CORE 100
  • CORE 101
  • SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology

Second Semester


  • Foreign Language
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Mathematical Perspectives
  • CORE 102
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • SOCI 180 - Culture & Society

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination
  • Philosophical Perspectives
  • Scientific Persepctives
  • Humanities Elective
  • SOCI 200 - Foundational Social Theory

Second Semester


  • MATH 116 - Elementary Statistics or SOCI 365 - Contemporary Social Theory
  • Theological Perspectives
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • MATH 156 - General Statistics

Junior Year


First Semester


  • SOCI 352 - Investigating Social Life I
  • Creative Perspectives
  • Sociology Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Second Semester


  • SOCI 353 - Investigating Social Life II
  • Sociology Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Sociology elective
  • General elective
  • General elective
  • General elective
  • General elective

Second Semester


  • Sociology elective
  • General elective
  • General elective
  • General elective
  • General elective
  • CORE 499

Scheduling Notes:


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