Enroll directly in Soc 494 (CJS majors only) or Soc 495 (SOC or CJS majors) at your appointed registration time. You must be a senior and completed the pre-requisites in order to enroll.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Sociology is modifying our approach to SOC 494 and SOC 495 in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 community service learning/internship classes, Soc 494 and Soc 495 will be adjusted to accommodate students with and without internships. Every section will include alternative online classroom activities and assignments related to paths after graduation such as career exploration and graduate school information/preparation. Students will also learn about the field of public criminology & justice studies and/or sociology. The University strongly recommends that students search for and choose virtual (remote) internships.
Dr. Theresa Suarez, Internship Coordinator will be hosting 3 optional advising meetings each semester:
Both classes are capstone or culminating seminars for our majors, with a small class size of only 25 students. The goal for both SOC 494 and SOC 495 is to apply your knowledge in the major to real life issues.
Soc 494 or SOC 495 is required for the CJS major.
Soc 495 is an option for Sociology majors. (The alternative choice is Soc 480, a class that focuses on scholarly projects such as an extended literature review or research study proposal.)
During this pandemic, the professor will not expect a minimum of hours for your virtual or remote internship.
In non-pandemic context, you would be required to complete at least 60 hours during the semester. You should secure the internship prior to starting the course; graded assignments in class based on your internship start in the second week of the semester. Training sessions in your internships “count” as hours. Up to 10 hours prior to the semester starting “count” towards your hours.
Feel free to review a presentation on Internship Online Student Registration - Spring 2020
Please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Sociology Internship Coordinator Dr. Theresa Suarez (Fall 2020-Spring 2021,) who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Visit the CSUSM Office of Internships for additional updates and information