Chilton Hall, 390
P.O. Box 311157
Denton, TX 76203-1157
Sociology Degree Planning Office
Chilton Hall, 390
Professors Esterchild, Eve, Kitchens, Seward. Associate Professors Neal, Rodeheaver, Yeatts. Assistant Professors Jones, Lawson, Williamson, Yancey.
The sociology program offers courses introducing the student to the study of human social interaction and organization, ranging from the individual in small groups to entire societies. Areas of special attention include marriage and the family, urban sociology, developing societies, medical sociology, population, social problems, social psychology, aging, inequality and race, class and gender.
The program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in a number of fields, including research, education, probation, law enforcement, aging and government. A minor in sociology provides useful background for those pursuing a degree in such areas as business, psychology, art, communications, education and music.
The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:
1. Hours for Degree: Completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced.
2. General University Requirements: See "General University Requirements " in the Academic section of this catalog.
3. University Core Curriculum : Minimum 47 hours.
4. Major Requirements:
5. Other Requirements:
Maximum of 36 hours of correspondence, extension, credit by examination and/or military service credit is allowed toward degree.
DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in sociology.
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Summary of Degree Requirements:
Natural Sciences 8
Visual and Performing Arts 3
U.S. History 6
Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies 3
Electives (18 hours advanced): 40-47
Students who plan graduate work in sociology are encouraged to take SOCI 1520, 2010, 3000, 3300, 3330, 4160 and/or 4340.
A minor in sociology requires a minimum of 18 hours, including 6 advanced and SOCI 1510.
Degree plans are worked out in consultation with the School of Community Service Advising Office. Call (940) 565-4664.
Students who expect to teach sociology in secondary schools must meet the requirements of the state of Texas for teacher certification as listed in the College of Education section of this catalog. This will include all sociology courses that are required and recommended above.
Master's and doctoral degree programs are available in sociology. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.
All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.
The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.
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