Sociology - Master of Arts (M.A.) - Inequality and Social Justice

Master of Arts (M.A.) - Sociology - Inequality and Social Justice

College of Humanities and Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • At least half of all credits earned must be at the 500-level; however, with few exceptions, 300 and 400-level courses may also be applied to the graduate degree. All undergraduate courses taken for graduate credit require a "graduate increment" consisting of additional reading or writing.

  • Students will formally express interest in one of these two options during the spring semester of their first year.

    • Students interested in the thesis option will submit a brief proposal for their project. The SOCI faculty will review all thesis proposals, select a sub-set of proposals to support, and assign a faculty mentor to each selected project.

    • Students interested in the applied sociological experience option will work with their faculty advisor to select several appropriate field sites for their applied experience, and will apply for internships at that site

  • Graduate students must have previously taken or plan to take SOCI 455: Classical Social Theory or an equivalent.

Summary

Core Courses

15

Additional Requirements

6

Electives

9

Total Hours

30


Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

SOCI 488

Writing for Sociology

3

SOCI 520

Contemporary Social Theory

3

SOCI 538

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

3

Complete all of the following courses:

SOCI 545

Seminar in Inequality & Social Justice

3

SOCI 561

Qualitative Methods

3

SOCI 562

Quantitative Methods

3

Any 500 level course approved by ISJ committee (need not be in Sociology)

3

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C

Additional Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course for thesis option:

SOCI 599

Thesis/Professional Paper

6

OR

Complete the following course for the applied experience option:

SOCI 590

Sociology Internship

6

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C