UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #2

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM B

(2/00)

 

FORM B: DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS

(Submit to Division Chair)

 

Note: All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

 

Discipline:

Sociology

Date

10/9/02

 

See instructions given in separate document.

 

   I.     Introductory Statement:

This discipline is in the Division of the Social Sciences.

 

  II.     Objectives:

Objectives—The sociology curriculum (with support from anthropology courses) is designed to acquaint students with the concerns, theories, and methods of the science that deals with groups, culture, and interpersonal relations of human beings. In addition to an introduction to sociology as a science, an effort is made to relate human values broadly to the theories, methods, and data of sociology. The courses are designed to meet the needs of liberal arts students as well as students preparing for graduate school.

 

 

  III.     Assessment:

 

 

IV.     Requirements for a Major:

Major Requirements

a minimum of 36 credits in sociology and anthropology, 28 of which must be in 2xxx, 3xxx, and 4xxx courses and which must include:

Soc 1101—Introductory Sociology

Soc 3101—Research Methodology I

Soc 4991—Independent Project Seminar

one course from:

Soc 3401—Classical Sociological Theory

Soc 3402—Contemporary Sociological Theory

Stat 1601—Introduction to Statistics is strongly recommended

Students develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their major adviser generally no later than the spring semester of their sophomore year.

Students should choose a faculty adviser as early as possible after declaring the major. Advisers help students choose appropriate tracks or combinations of classes and assist in arranging internships. Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of D may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B.

 

 

  V.     Requirements for a Minor:

Minor Requirements

A sociology minor consists of:

a minimum of 6 courses (24 credits), including:

Soc 1101—Introductory Sociology

Soc 3101—Research Methodology I

either Soc 3401—Classical Sociological Theory

or Soc 3402— Contemporary Sociological Theory

three electives

Soc 4991—Independent Project Seminar is highly recommended

 

 

VI.     Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

Teacher Preparation Requirements

Students seeking teaching licensure in social studies 5-12 should refer to the Education, Secondary (SeEd) section of this catalog.

 

 

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