Dec 09, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2013-2014 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Sociology - B.A.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Rosary College of Arts and Sciences

The major in sociology offers a career-enhancing liberal arts curriculum based on the study of the structure of and interactions among and within groups, institutions, and societies, providing an understanding of how individual behavior shapes and is shaped by group membership, with particular emphasis on class, race, gender, and age. Students majoring in sociology are exposed to a comprehensive program of study in one of three concentrations and are prepared for professional employment in a number of occupations in the public or private sectors, or for graduate study in sociology, related social sciences, social work, education, or law. To this end, three separate concentrations are offered within the sociology major.

Major Requirements:

Forty semester hours chosen in conference with an advisor, to include the courses outlined below.

A minimum of six courses in the major field must be completed at Dominican.

Required Courses:


Social Analysis Concentration


The concentration in social analysis provides the sociological knowledge and skills to prepare graduates for further study in pursuit of a graduate degree in sociology or a related social science or applied field, or for a law degree. This concentration is also designed to provide the sociological training necessary to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of occupations and professions in the private and public sectors.

Nine semester hours in social theory selected from:

Eighteen additional semester hours chosen from:

Social Services Concentration


The concentration in social services provides preparation for graduate study toward a career as a professional social worker. This concentration is also designed to provide the sociological training necessary to prepare graduates for employment in occupations in social services serving communities-in-need and underrepresented populations.

Six semester hours of social welfare studies consisting of:

Nine semester hours in social theory consisting of:

Twelve additional semester hours chosen from:

Gerontology Concentration


The concentration in gerontology offers preparation for graduate study in the fields of gerontology or related social services. This concentration is also designed to provide the sociological training necessary to prepare graduates for employment in a range of social service and health care occupations serving the aging population.

Eighteen semester hours in gerontology-related courses consisting of:

Nine semester hours in social theory consisting of:

 

Additional Information


Course substitutions are permitted when deemed necessary in consultation with an advisor and subject to the approval of the department chair. STA (study abroad) courses are permitted as course substitutions in consultation with an advisor and subject to the approval of the department chair.

Students are also encouraged to acquire practical experience through internships, community-based learning opportunities, and study abroad or domestic study courses. For additional information regarding the sociology program and its concentrations, students should consult an advisor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology.

Teacher Licensure: Elementary Education


Students who wish to teach grades K-9 may major in sociology and complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program. In addition to an elementary license, students would be eligible for a middle school endorsement in social science. Students complete the major in sociology and the following:

  • Professional education courses as outlined in the School of Education  section of this bulletin

  • One life science and one physical science course; one of these must have a lab (one of the courses will count toward the natural science areas studies requirement)

  • Three state tests: the Test of Academic Proficiency, the Elementary/Middle Grades content test, and the grades K-9 Assessment of Professional Teaching

  • 100 hours of field experience

  • Professional portfolio

  • Clinical practice (one full semester) in an elementary or middle school classroom.

For more information about the elementary licensure program, see the School of Education  section of this bulletin.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Rosary College of Arts and Sciences