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  Dec 15, 2017
 
University Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.A.


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Whether entering the job market or graduate school, the sociology major offers students skills that are increasingly necessary in a global, rapidly changing world. Xavier’s sociology major offers exposure to diverse perspectives on social issues, broad training in social scientific research, an understanding of how various institutions and groups work (e.g., business, education, government, medicine, families, law), strong critical thinking and writing skills, and an understanding of the rapidly changing, diverse and global world. This foundation in a wide range of knowledge and skill areas offers graduates enormous flexibility in the job market and/or entry into a wide array of graduate or professional programs.

Students majoring in sociology must complete 36 credit hours in sociology, in addition to MATH 1020  (STAT 2010 ). Of these, the following courses, totaling 12 credit hours, are required: SOCI 1010  (may be applied to Essential Core), SOCI 2500 , SOCI 2530 , SOCI 2530L , and SOCI 3030 . In addition to these required courses, students complete one additional 1000 level course, two additional 2000 level courses, two additional 3000 level courses, two additional 4000 level courses, and either an internship (SOCI 4950 ) or three credit hours of independent study (SOCI 4901 , SOCI 4902 , SOCI 4903 ). Majors must pass a senior comprehensive examination (SOCI 4999 ).

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 14


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 16


Junior Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Senior Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Summary: Program in Sociology


Fundamental Core: 18


English Composition (6, ENGL 1000 /ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 ), Mathematics (3, STAT 2010 /MATH 1020 ), Natural Science (3), World Language (6)

Essential Core: 36


Freshman Seminar (2), African American and Diaspora Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity course), Natural Science (3), Social Science (3, SOCI 1010 ), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010 )

Expansive Core: 6


Minor: 18


Free Electives: 9


Total Hours: 120


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