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Core Coursework

All students majoring in sociology complete a series of required core courses that build proficiency in each of the learning objectives listed above.  

The required courses include

  • a basic introduction to sociology (SOC 101, or its equivalent);
  • an introduction to statistics (SOC 201);
  • a survey of the social correlates of inequality (SOC 311, or SOC 313, or SOC 315);
  • a foundational survey of sociological theory (SOC 320);
  • two courses in sociological research methods, one focusing on quantitative techniques (SOC 360), and one focusing on qualitative methods (SOC 361);
  • one senior-level capstone experience (either SOC 480 or SOC 495)