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Sociology



Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences



Connect the dots. Recognizing the marks of society.

What's in a major? Well at Coppin, a degree in sociology means a distinct vantage point to understanding the urban environment and culture - keeping in line with the university's mission to understand, preserve, and promote Africa-American tradition. Sociology majors will find research opportunities in cultural analysis and cultural enrichment that provide a firm foundation for a career in human services, or further graduate study in fields such as law and public administration.


Core Courses
36 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ANTH 207
3
Cultural Anthropology
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 205
3
Class and Society
SOCI 302
3
Social Psychology
SOCI 303
3
Sociological Theory I
SOCI 402
3
Family Studies
SOCI 403
3
Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 406
3
Sociology of the City
SOCI 409
3
Sociology - Internship
OR
SOCI 410
3
Research Paper
SOSC 310
3
Statistics
SOSC 407
3
Social Research Methods
SOSC 430
3
Social Science Applications

Program Electives
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 300
3
Sociology of Religion
SOCI 301
3
Community Organization
SOCI 304
3
Sociological Theory II
SOCI 306
3
Sociology of Sport
SOCI 405
3
Criminology
SOCI 411
3
Sociology — Special Topics
SOSC 410
3
Statistical Analysis

Minor
18 Credits

The minor in Sociology provides students with a general orientation to, and an understanding of the nature of society, its organization, functions, and fundamental processes.

Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
ANTH 207
3
Cultural Anthropology
SOCI 303
3
Sociological Theory
SOSC 310
3
Introduction to Basic Statistics
SOSC 407
3
Social Research Methods
SOCI 409
3
Seminar in Sociology: Internship
OR
SOCI 410
3
Seminar in Sociology: Research Paper
OR
SOCI 411
3
Seminar: Special Topics

Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition
MATH 125
3
Math for Liberal Arts
HIST 205
3
African American History I
IDIS 102
3
Music and Dance
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
ORIE 101
1
Freshman Seminar
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
HIST 206
3
African American History II
PHSC 103
3
Technology and Human Affairs
SPCH 105
3
Speech
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
PHIL 102
3
Logic
ECON 201
3
Introduction to Economics
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
SOCI 205
3
Class and Society
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 302
3
Social Psychology
SOCI 407
3
Social Research
SOCI XXX
3
Program Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 310
3
Introduction to Basic Statistics
SOCI 402
3
Family Studies
SOCI 409
3
Internship
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI 303
3
Sociological Theory
SOCI 403
3
Race and Ethnicity
XXXX XXX
3
Elective
XXXX XXX
3
Elective
XXXX XXX
3
Elective
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOSC 430
3
Social Applications
SOCI 406
3
Sociology of the City
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SOCI XXX
3
Program Elective
SOCI XXX
3
Program Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective