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Areas of Concentration

The Sociology Department offers ten areas of concentration for students who wish to focus on a specific sociological interest group. To complete an area of concentration, a student must successfully pass (C- or better) four courses in an area.

It is recommended that students consider more than one area of concentration in case scheduling conflicts prevent taking all the desired courses in one area. Concentrations are optional and not required for a major. (NOTE: Completing an area of concentration does not mean that the requirements for the major have been met (see p. 9 for major requirements.)

To plan and declare an area of concentration, pick up a form from either the Sociology Department Office, 736 PLC or the Sociology Peer Advising Office, 709 PLC. The form will be retained in your undergraduate file in the Sociology Department Office and will be used by the Undergraduate Secretary at the time of graduation, to determine your completion of an area of concentration. You will receive formal recognition from the department that you have fulfilled an area.

Non-fulfillment of a chosen area of concentration in no way impacts on your record. It is meant as a planning tool for your future in sociological study.

It is the student's responsibility to plan his/her schedule sufficiently far in advance to meet concentration requirements. A three-term schedule of sociology courses offered during each academic year with applicable area(s) of concentration is available in the Sociology Department Office (736 PLC) or the Peer Advising office (709 PLC).

In addition to the courses listed below, approved internships and special topic courses may count toward the completion of the concentration. Information about internships is available in the Sociology Department Office 736 PLC. To determine if a special topics course or an intern position might apply to an area of concentration, consult the instructor of the course who must fill out and sign the "areas of concentration" form.

The concentration options are listed below. You may choose any four classes for each area of concentration:

Areas of Concentration and Courses Which Satisfy Each Area

  1. Crime and Delinquency
    • SOC 380 Introduction to Deviance, Control, & Crime
    • SOC 442 Urbanization and the City
    • SOC 480 Crime and Social Control
    • SOC 484 Issues in Deviance, Control, & Crime
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics
  2. Culture, Education, and Religion
    • SOC 301 American Society
    • SOC 317 Sociology of Mass Media
    • SOC 330 Sociology of the Family
    • SOC 461 Sociology of Religion
    • SOC 491 Sociology of Education
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics
  3. Environment, Population, and Society
    • SOC 301 American Society
    • SOC 303 World Population & Social Structure
    • SOC 304 Community, Environment & Society
    • SOC 415 Social Demography
    • SOC 416 Issues in Sociology of Environment
    • SOC 442 Urbanization and the City
    • SOC 450 Sociology of Developing Areas
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics
  4. Family, Gender, and Sexuality
    • SOC 301 American Society
    • SOC 330 Sociology of the Family
    • SOC 355 Sociology of Women
    • SOC 425 Issues in Family Sociology
    • SOC 451 Social Stratification
    • SOC 455 Issues in Sociology of Gender
    • SOC 456 Feminist Theory
    • SOC 457 Sex and Society
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics
  5. International Systems
    • SOC 420 Political Economy
    • SOC 450 Sociology of Developing Areas
    • SOC 464 Systems of War and Peace
    • SOC 465 Political Sociology
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics
  6. Politics and Social Movements
    • SOC 301 American Society
    • SOC 313 Social Issues and Movements
    • SOC 317 Sociology of Mass Media
    • SOC 420 Political Economy
    • SOC 442 Urbanization and the City
    • SOC 464 Systems of War and Peace
    • SOC 465 Political Sociology
    • SOC 475 Marxist Sociological Theory
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics
  7. Race, Ethnicity, and Social Change
    • SOC 301 American Society
    • SOC 305 America's Peoples
    • SOC 345 Race, Class, and Ethnic Groups
    • SOC 410 Contemporary Immigration
    • SOC 410 Contemporary Asian American Issues
    • SOC 415 Social Demography
    • SOC 445 Sociology of Race Relations
    • SOC 451 Social Stratification
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics
  8. Social Interaction
    • SOC 328 Introduction to Social Psychology
    • SOC 335 Interaction and Social Order
    • SOC 428 Advanced Topics in Social Psychology
    • SOC 435 Ethnomethodology & Conversational Analysis
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics
  9. Social Theory and Methods
    • SOC 411 Sociological Research Methods
    • SOC 412 Sociological Research Methods
    • SOC 413 Sociological Research Methods
    • SOC 456 Feminist Theory
    • SOC 474 Contemporary Sociological Perspective
    • SOC 475 Marxist Sociological Theory
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics
  10. Work, Labor and Economy
    • SOC 301 American Society
    • SOC 346 Work and Occupations
    • SOC 347 Complex Organizations
    • SOC 420 Political Economy
    • SOC 446 Issues in Sociology of Work
    • SOC 447 Issues in Sociology of Organizations
    • SOC 451 Social Stratification
    • SOC 467 Economic Sociology
    • SOC 475 Marxist Sociological Theory
    • SOC 404 Approved Internships
    • SOC 407 Approved Topics
    • SOC 410 Approved Topics