Advisors

Dr. Larry Irons

Requirements

 

The minimum number of Sociology hours required for the B.A. degree is 33.

Core Courses: 18 hours
Elective Courses: 15 hours

Sociology B.A. Core

SOC 1010

Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)

3

SOC 2160

Social Psychology

3

SOC 3210

Sociological Theory

3

SOC 3221

Qualitative Methods in Social Research

3

SOC 3230

Research Methods

3

SOC 4307

Community-Based Research in Sociology

3

Total Hours

18

Electives (15 hours)

Students must complete at least 15 elective hours of Sociology Courses including 9 hours of SOC at the 3000-level or above. GERON, GS, MVS or courses relevant to sociology that are offered by other departments may be included as electives when approved in advance by the faculty

 

Optional Tracks

Student who desire a more focused disciplinary track should consider bundling their electives into an optional disciplinary “track”.   Tracks are aligned closely with existing UMSL minors that rely heavily on SOC classes.  Potential elective tracks are listed below:

Urban Sociology Track (aligned with the Urban Studies Minor)

 

SOC 2203

The City

 

SOC 2202

Urban Sociology

 

SOC 3344

Problems of Urban Community

 

 

 

 

Health and Aging Track (aligned with the Gerontology Minor)

 

SOC/GERON 2170

Aging in America: Concepts & Controversies

 

SOC/GERON 4400

Social and Community Services for an Aging Population

 

SOC/GERON 3400

Environment, Society, and Aging

 

 

 

 

Gender and Families Track (aligned with the Gender Studies Minor)

 

SOC/GS 2102

Introduction to Gender Studies

 

SOC/GS 2103

Gender Roles in Society

 

SOC 3243

Marriage, Family and Kinship

 

 

 

 

Military and Veterans Track (aligned with the Veterans Studies Minor)

SOC 2801/MVS 2100

Veterans in American Society

SOC 2802/MVS 2130

Gender and the Military

SOC 3801

Military Sociology