University Catalog

Sociology

Chair: Jiping Zuo
Address: 262 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.2294
Email: sociology@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/sociology

BA in Sociology (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • This major requires either one year in a single foreign language OR a minor.

Program Requirements

SOC 111 or SOC 160 (preferred), SOC 201, SOC 302, SOC 303, SOC 304, SOC 488. 9 credits from one of the four following areas: Social Problems, Deviance and Social Justice: SOC 211, SOC 362, SOC 366, SOC 367, SOC 368, SOC 374, SOC 460, SOC 473, other courses with approval of advisor. Family, Health and Aging: SOC 177, SOC 273, SOC 350, SOC 355, SOC 365, SOC 374, SOC 412, SOC 472, SOC 475, other courses such as SOC 310, SOC 366, SOC 400, SOC 460, SOC 462, SOC 473 with advisor approval. Political Economy of Society: SOC 273, SOC 345, SOC 355, SOC 362, SOC 389, SOC 455, SOC 456, SOC 460, other courses such as SOC 400, SOC 412, SOC 462, SOC 468, SOC 473, SOC 482 with advisor approval. Global Sociology: SOC 200, SOC 345, SOC 355, SOC 362, SOC 374, SOC 412, SOC 467, SOC 468, SOC 474, SOC 475, SOC 482, other courses such as SOC 400, SOC 460, SOC 462 with advisor approval.

Electives

9 credits of sociology emphasis and elective courses must be at 300/400-level and none may be at 100-level. ANTH 250 may be used for 3 elective credits with approval of advisor.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing SOC 488; SOC 480 may be substituted with approval of advisor (480 requires an applied project).


BA in Concentration in Critical Applied Sociology (45 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50

Notes

  • SOC 488 is not a substitution except in rare exceptions with permission of advisor and waiver from director of program and willingness of the 488 instructor to supervise an applied project.

Program Requirements

Introductory Core: SOC 111 (preferred) or SOC 160; Theory Core: SOC 201, SOC 302, SOC 365; Methods Core: SOC 303, SOC 304, SOC 498; Meso Core: SOC 456 or SOC 460; Practice Core: SOC 444 (minimum 6 Cr., maximum 15 Cr.); Senior Seminar Core: SOC 480

Electives

Select 12 credits (9 credits at the 300-400 level): Electives must be approved by the advisor and Director to be counted towards completion of the concentration. No more than 3 credits can be taken outside of the SCSU sociology department and must be related to the program to be accepted. No more than 3 credits can be at the 100-200 level.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing SOC 480.


BS in Social Studies: Sociology (24 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU.
  • Grades of “C” or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.

Admission To Teacher Education


Admission Criteria: See here. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.

Notes

  • Students selecting this major must complete the Liberal Education program, the Social Studies Licensing Core, one of the emphases in the B.S. Social Studies major designated for licensure and the Professional Education component.
  • Many of the social studies licensure core courses may be used for the liberal education program.

Program Requirements

ANTH 250; ECON 201; GEOG 253, GEOG 270; HIST 140 or HIST 141, HIST 106 (global only), HIST 285; ETHS 310; POL 111, POL 251; PSY 240; SOC 160; SST 253, SST 441, SST 453. SOC 111 or SOC 160, SOC 268, SOC 301, SOC 302, SOC 303 (15); STAT 193.

Electives

SOC 273, SOC 355, or other course with approval of advisor (3 credits); 400 level SOC elective (3 credits).

Minor in Sociology (21 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

SOC 111 or SOC 160, SOC 201, SOC 302.

Electives

12 Credits: 6 credits must be at 300/400-level and none may be at 100-level. ANTH 250 may be used for 3 elective credits.

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