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2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology


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Anjana Narayan, Chair

Melissa Barragan
Mary K.Y. Danico
Kathryn Daniels
Brianne Dávila
Philippe Duhart
Jack Fong
Caryn Bell Gerstenberger
Peter Hanink
Erica Morales
Amanda Newhall-Rodriguez
Anthony Ocampo
Gabriele Plickert
Sekani Robinson
Faye L. Wachs
Alejandro Zermeño

The Sociology major, which is housed in the Department of Sociology, is designed to provide a substantial foundation in theoretical, methodological, and content areas of sociology, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition to a solid introduction in these content areas, students receive specific training in research methods and statistical analysis, and in the many practical applications of sociological theory. The Sociology major has two subplans: Social Work and General Sociology. The major is an excellent preparation for graduate study in Sociology, or Public Administration, and for professional studies in law or social work. It also provides a very good background for entry level positions in management, in both public and private sectors.

The Criminology major is a program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a socio-pathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions involved to respond to crime. The Criminology major includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.  

For these majors, the high school student should have a broad background in college preparation courses in natural and social sciences, English, and mathematics.

The department also offers minors in Sociology, Criminology, and Social Work. Special advisement for students in any major who are interested in criminology or related careers may be obtained from the department’s Criminology coordinator. The social work minor provides students an introduction to the field of social work and social welfare. It is designed to offer students a basic understanding of the skills you will need to begin a career in professional social work. The minor is especially useful for students in majors that interface with Social Work such as Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Education, etc. who want an introductory understanding of the field. It will also be beneficial for students who plan to earn an MSW, become medical/public health professionals, and/or pursue public policy and advocacy work.  Special advisement for students in any major who are interested in social work or related careers may be obtained from the department’s Social Work coordinator. Detailed information is available from the department office.

Sociology majors are invited to participate in a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the National Honor Society in Sociology and the Social Services Practitioner Alliance.

Programs

    BachelorMinorRoadmap: 4-yearRoadmap: 2-year ADT

    Courses

      CriminologySociologySocial Work

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