Sociology B.A. - Inequality and Social Justice

Inequality is at the core of most sociological inquires. The concentration in inequality and social justice examines the causes and consequences of inequalities based on class, gender, race/ethnicity, disability, age, and sexual orientation. Social inequalities at the local, national, and global levels are studied, as are the political, legal, and social processes that contribute to or reduce inequalities. Ethical elements of social justice are considered with regard to inequality. A concentration in inequality and social justice prepares students for employment in a variety of government and private-sector agencies, especially in social services, or for graduate school in Sociology. It also provides valuable preparation for related fields such as law, social work, education, counseling, politics, and public administration.

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology; Inequality and Social Justice Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 39

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: No more than 60 Sociology credits may count toward graduation.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Core Courses

12

General Sociology Electives

9

Upper-Division Writing Course

3

Inequality and Social Justice Concentration Requirements

15

Total Hours

39


Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SOCI 101S

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI 202

Social Statistics

3

SOCI 318

Sociological Research Methods

3

SOCI 455

Classical Sociological Theory

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


General Sociology Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three of the following courses, two of which must be 300-level or above:

9

NRSM 424

Community Forestry & Conservtn

SOCI 130S

Soc of Alternative Religions

SOCI 211S

Introduction to Criminology

or SOCI 260S

Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

SOCI 212S

Social Issues Southeast Asia

SOCI 221

Criminal Justice System

SOCI 270

Intro Development Sociology

SOCI 306

Sociology of Work

SOCI 312

Criminal Adjudication

SOCI 332

Sociology of the Family

SOCI 335

Juvenile Justice System

SOCI 345

Sociology of Organizations

SOCI 346

Rural Sociology

SOCI 350

The Community

SOCI 362

Sociology of Law Enforcement

SOCI 382

Soc Psych and Social Structure

or PSYX 360 Social Psychology

SOCI 423

Sociology of Corrections

SOCI 438

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

SOCI 470

Environmental Sociology

SOCI 488

Writing for Sociology

SOCI 498

Internship

S W 423

Addiction Studies

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Writing Course

Note: A non-sociology upper division writing course from another department may be substituted for this requirement with departmental consent.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

SOCI 438

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

SOCI 441

Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just

SOCI 488

Writing for Sociology

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Inequality and Social Justice Concentration Requirements

Concentration Core

Note: Students should complete SOCI 220S or SOCI 275S first, and complete at least 2 advanced ISJ electives before taking SOCI 441.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SOCI 220S

Race, Gender & Class

3

or SOCI 275S

Gender and Society

SOCI 441

Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Concentration Electives

Note: It is recommended that students take SOCI 442 or SOCI 498 concurrent with SOCI 441.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three of the following courses:

9

SOCI 325

Social Stratification

SOCI 355

Population and Society

SOCI 435

Law and Society

SOCI 442

ISJ Service Learning

SOCI 443

Sociology of Poverty

SOCI 446

Prost & Human Trafficking

SOCI 471

Gender and Global Development

SOCI 485

Political Sociology

SOCI 498

Internship

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-