Alternative Secondary Teaching Endorsement Program in Sociology
Sociology electives: 3-6 credits *
Related social science courses: 15-16 credits **
SOC 101SS -
Principles of Sociology
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) An introduction tosociology, its major concepts, tools and perspectives. This courseprovides an understanding of societies; of culture; of major socialinstitutions such as the family, religion and education; of socialinequality; and of social change.
SOC 202 -
A discussion of myths and facts leading toward an understanding of many social problems, such as sexual deviance, drugs and alcohol, health care and illness (physical and mental), crime and delinquency, violence, wealth and poverty, inequality of opportunity, work, aging, sex inequality, racial minorities and discrimination, education, family problems, war, pollution, ecology and population. Emphasis is placed upon difficulties in defining, critiquing and proposing meaningful solutions.(4 credits)
Choose one course: 2-4 credits
SOC 340 -
A comprehensive introduction to sociological research methods with emphasis on survey research. An opportunity for sociology majors or others to apply this methodology in the conduct of major research in an area determined in consultation with the instructor. Finished research reports will be considered for presentation at various sociological association meetings. Prerequisites: SOC101 or equivalent. Recommend general education writing requirement, (4 credits, alternate years, consult department)
SOC 351WI -
(Writing intensive) An overview of ethnographic methods, goals, and the theoretical assumptionsunderlying them. Ethnography, the description and analysis of human life orculture, is based on qualitative fieldwork. The goal is to understand the"native's" point of view, to learn from people rather than study them.Students will have an opportunity to practice fieldwork methods and write abrief ethnography. Note: Preceding course recommendation: SOC290. (4 credits)
Total credits required: 30-32
*A total of 15-16 sociology credits is required. It is strongly recommended that sociology electives include SOC110, Contemporary Marriage and Family Living and SOC304, Minority Groups.
** Related courses may be taken from economics, psychology, political science, American history or world history. If at least 15 credits are taken in one of these related areas, then teaching endorsement requirements are satisfied in that second area (in addition to endorsement in sociology).