Department of Sociology

Departmental Office

Chilton Hall, 390

P.O. Box 311157

Denton, TX 76203-1157

(940) 565-2296

Sociology Degree Planning Office

Chilton Hall, 390

(940) 565-4664

Dale E. Yeatts, Interim Chair

Faculty

Professors Esterchild, Eve, Kitchens, Seward. Associate Professors Neal, Pillai, Rodeheaver, Yeatts. Assistant Professors Lawson, Williamson. Lecturers Eisenberg, Jones.

Introduction

The sociology program offers courses introducing the student to the study of human social interaction and organization, ranging from the individual in small groups to entire societies. Areas of special attention include marriage and the family, urban sociology, developing societies, medical sociology, population, social problems, social psychology, aging, inequality and race, class and gender.

The program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in a number of fields, including research, education, probation, law enforcement, aging and government. A minor in sociology provides useful background for those pursuing a degree in such areas as business, psychology, art, communications, education and music.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Arts

Major in Sociology Degree Requirements

1. Hours for Degree: Completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General University Requirements" in the Academic section of this catalog.

3. University Core Curriculum : Minimum 47 hours.Note: The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

4. Major Requirements:

5. Other Requirements:

Maximum of 36 hours of correspondence, extension, credit by examination and/or military service credit is allowed toward degree.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in sociology.

Major in Sociology

Following is one suggested four-year plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BA with a Major in Sociology pdf

BA with a Major in Sociology

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

HIST 2610, United State History to 186512 3

SOCI 1510, Individuals in Society* 3

MATH10 3

Wellness16 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

SOCI 2010, Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity** 3

Laboratory Science 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

SOCI 3300, Urban Sociology** 3

SOCI 3330, Social Stratification** 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Elective 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

SOCI 4000, Sociological Theory* 3

SOCI 4780, Research Methods* 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

HIST 2620, United States History from 186512 3

SOCI 1520, Social Problems** 3

CSCI 3

Elective 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

SOCI 3000, Marriage and the Family** 3

Elective 3

Laboratory Science 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

SOCI 4340, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment** 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Elective 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

SOCI 4160, Developing Societies** 3

SOCI 4880, Quantitative Methods* 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.

* These courses are required for the major in sociology.

** These are recommended for the major.

See Community Service notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Sociology: 30

*Core:

English 12

History 6

Political Science 6

Economics 3

Physical/Life Sciences 6-8

Mathematics 3-8

Wellness 3

Visual and Performing Arts 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values 6

Electives (18 hours advanced): 40-47

* The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

Supplemental Information for BA with a Major in Sociology

Students who plan graduate work in sociology are encouraged to take SOCI 1520, 2010, 3000, 3300, 3330, 4160 and/or 4340.

Minor in Sociology

A minor in sociology requires a minimum of 18 hours, including 6 advanced and SOCI 1510.

Degree Plan

Degree plans are worked out in consultation with the School of Community Service Advising Office. Call (940) 565-4664.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach sociology in secondary schools must meet the requirements of the state of Texas for teacher certification as listed in the College of Education section of this catalog. This will include all sociology courses that are required and recommended above.

Graduate Degrees

Master's and doctoral degree programs are available in sociology. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

Graduate Catalog Department of Sociology

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