Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

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Program Overview
This course of study will help you develop and solidify the sociological imagination. Through coursework in sociological theory and research methods, you will learn to understand and apply sociological concepts to the world outside of the classroom. Students will study the behavior of and interaction among groups, organizations, institutions and nations and learn to analyze how social influences affect different individuals. Having earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology, students will be well prepared for graduate school or for employment in the many fields of applied sociology.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology has the following objectives:

  • To prepare students on the basic constructs in sociology;
  • To prepare students with knowledge on sociological theory;
  • To prepare students in the areas of gender, marriage and family concepts;
  • To prepare students in the areas of race, ethnicity and culture;
  • To prepare students in applied social research;
  • To expose students to basic constructs in urban sociology.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (39 credit hours)

Sociology Core (27 credit hours)

SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SOC 2100 Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
SOC 2120/
AAS 2000
Black America Social Relations and Social
Institutions/Critical Perspectives in
African-American Studies
3 credits
SOC 2500 Sociology of Family and Marriage 3 credits
SOC 3350

Urban Issues and Problems

3 credits
SOC 3880

On Being a Woman Or Man in America

3 credits
SOC 4520 Contemporary Social Problems 3 credits
SOC 4090 Theories in Sociology 3 credits
SOC 4700/
SWK 3700

Research Methods/Social Research Methods

3 credits
Required Supportive Courses (12 credit hours)
STA 2250 or
HUS 4960
Statistics or Fundamentals of Statistics
3 credits
SWK 3100 Social Welfare Policy 3 credits
HUS 4410 Multicultural Understanding
3 credits
PYC 2600 Social Psychology 3 credits

Program Contact Information
Department Chair: Aloha Van Camp, Ph.D. Briggs Building, Room 311
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-993-2010
Fax: 313-993-1166
Email: vancampa@udmercy.edu

For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to www.udmercy.edu/apply.

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