Sociology majors must take nine courses within the department. Up to two courses can be courses with sociological content that come from other departments. (The Director of Undergraduate Studies has to approve those courses after seeing a syllabus.)
Within the nine sociology courses, the following four must be taken:

  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (taught in the fall and the spring and can be taken anytime, even after taking mid- and upper-level sociology courses)

    SOC 101 and SOC 102 are interchangeable as Intro to Sociology courses. The courses use the same textbook and cover many of the same chapters in that textbook. SOC 102 makes some substitutions but still covers the key subject areas. SOC 102 therefore serves as an equivalent Introduction to Sociology course.
  • SOC 300: Claims and Evidence (taken in the Fall of the junior year to prepare students for the Junior Paper)
  • SOC 301: Statistical Methods in Sociology
  • SOC 302: Sociological Theory