Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Major in Sociology — Major Requirements - 11 units
|General Education Requirements
|The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
|The following six units are required of all sociology majors:
|Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology
|Sociological Theories (Sociological Theories)
|Tools for Quantitative Analysis (Tools for Quantitative Analysis)
|Research Methods and Proposal
|Select one unit from each of the following three areas: 2
|AREA 1: Social Structures
|Sociology of Families and Intimate Relationships
|Sport and Society
|Work, Occupations, and Professions 3
|Medicine and Health in Society
|Sociology of Law
|AREA 2: Social Stratification
|Contemporary Social Problems
|Sociology of Criminal Procedure
|Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration (Junior Seminar)
|Gender and Society
|AREA 3: Social Change
|Population, Society, and Environment
|Sociology of Developing Societies
|Work, Occupations, and Professions 3
|Sociology majors must take three additional sociology elective units
This requirement may be satisfied by a comparable Quantitative Reasoning course, such as PSYC 306Q. If it is fulfilled through a course in another department, another sociology course must be substituted in its place. Please consult the department chairperson.
Special topics courses may fulfill an area requirement; please consult the department chairperson prior to registering for the course.
Can count as either an Area 1 or an Area 3 course.
All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.
Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100; ENGL 100 will count toward the Writing requirement if completed with a minimum grade of C.
A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major or minor requirements, as well as count as a Writing Enhanced course in the Writing requirement. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.
For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”
A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.
|First Year Seminar
|Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)
|Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World
|Select five of the following: 2
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses)
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
|Personal and Social Responsibility
|Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course
Cultural Events/Campus Engagement
In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 24 approved cultural events at Stetson. These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows. Students may also view the list of approved cultural events3 under Calendar of Events at https://www.stetson.edu/other/calendar/ and selecting Deland Campus.
Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.
1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.
The Calendar of Events for the Deland campus identifies Cultural Events as those marked with a turquoise blue colored square in the lower-left corner of the event block.