FAU
Department of Sociology



The Generalist Track (M.A.)


All students admitted to the M.A. program are admitted into the generalist track, which is designed to provide students with broad sociological training across an array of sub fields and methods. With the guidance of a faculty mentor, students in this track will develop and pursue a plan of study consistent with their disciplinary interests and professional aspirations. The academic progression in this track will typically consist of completing 36 credits of graduate work. For the full-time student, the academic progression in this track will typically consist of:


Semester One:
1. Successfully complete three sociological foundation classes as approved by the graduate director.

2. Submit tentative plan of study to graduate director; submit proposal for semester two's seminars to the graduate director

Semester Two:
1. Successfully complete three sociological foundation classes.

2. Identify a faculty member to serve as the faculty mentor. In consultation with the faculty member, make a final decision about the mentorship. The faculty member confirms the mentorship position with the department chair before the end of the term.
3. Work with the faculty mentor to develop a plan of study that is tailored to student's professional aspirations and academic background and interests.
4. Revise and resubmit plan of study. The plan of study must be filed with the Graduate College before the completion of 18 credits of graduate course work.

Semester Three:
1. Successfully complete 9 credits of graduate course work as approved by the faculty mentor and specified in the plan of study.
2. If revisions to the plan of study are necessary, submit a Revision to an Existing Plan of Study. This must be submitted prior to the semester in which the student plans to graduate.
3. Submit a graduation application to the department three weeks before the end of the semester.

Semester Four:
1. Successfully complete 9 credits of graduate course work as approved by the faculty mentor and specified in the plan of study.




Required Courses for the Generalist Track: Students must complete 36 credits to receive their Master's degree, including: An approved research methods, 3 credits; An approved theory course, 3 credits; Note: Graduate teaching assistants are required to take a 3-credit teaching practicum course, preferably in the beginning of their second year.
 
 Last Modified 4/1/14