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Majors and More

Majors and More

Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology 

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills     
Writing and Critical Thinking     
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills     
MATH 105 or 150 or 151 or 201

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics     
Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4 

  See approved list 

3

Oral Communication  See approved list; may be met by another req

0-3

Technology  See approved list; may be met by another req

0-3

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines   
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives  See approved list 

3

Historical Perspectives  See approved list 

3

Developing Critical Skills & Applying them to Disciplines 

 

Natural Science  See approved list; from 2 categories and one must be a lab science

7

Social Science  See approved list; 3-6 met in major

3-6*

Humanities and Arts  See approved list; must have at least 2 designators

6-9*

*Must have a total of 9-12 semester hours from these 2 categories

 

Intensive Writing  See approved list; may be met by other requirement

0-3

Constitution Requirement  See approved list; may be met by other requirement

0-3

Requirements in Major   

33 

SOCL 101+ or SOCL 201+  Social Problems and Social Policy, Principles of Sociology

3

 
 
SOCL 316** Social Research I: Statistics 

4

 
ANTH/SOCL 302+  Anthropological Theory, Social Theory 

3

 
SOCL 516+  Social Research II: Methods 

4

 
SOCL 598  Senior Seminar in Sociology 

1

 
Additional hours of SOCL  

12-18

Additional hours of ANTH***  

0-6

Minor   

15-24 

Foreign Language Requirement   

0-4 

General Electives   

5-35 

Total   

124 

†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be counted in the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

+C or better required.

**Students with double majors in Psychology and Sociology or Sociology majors with a minor in Psychology may substitute PSYC 301 (with a grade of C or higher) for SOCL 316 provided they complete an additional course in Sociology. Consult advisers for appropriate courses.

***ANTH hours counted towards the Sociology major cannot also be counted towards the Anthropology minor. However, students with a major in Sociology and a minor in Anthropology may utilize SOCL/ANTH 302 (required in major) for ANTH 302 (required in minor) provided they complete an additional course in Anthropology towards the minor.

 The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of SOCL/ANTH courses in residence at Winthrop University.  Although not specifically required, students are strongly encouraged to take related courses in ECON, HIST, MATH, PLSC and PSYC.   Sociology majors are required to enroll in SOCL 316 the first semester after admission to the major, and they may not enroll in more than one SOCL/ANTH course per semester (apart from SOCL 316 or SOCL/ANTH302) until they complete both SOCL 316 and SOCL/ANTH 302 with a grade of C or better.  Sociology majors are limited to a total of three hours credit  in ANTH 463-464, ANTH 340, SOCL463-464 or SOCL 340 towards the sociology major. 

Sociology majors are required to enroll in SOCL 316 the first semester after admission to the major, and they may not enroll in more than one SOCL/ANTH course per semester (apart from SOCL 316 or SOCL/ANTH302) until they complete both SOCL 316 and SOCL/ANTH 302 with a grade of C or better. Sociology majors must attain a C or better in SOCL/ANTH302 and SOCL316 to enroll in SOCL516. Sociology majors must attain a C or better in SOCL516 to complete the major. Sociology majors are limited to a total of three hours credit in ANTH 463-464, ANTH 340, SOCL463-464 or SOCL 340 towards the sociology major.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page. 

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