FAU
Department of Sociology

Major Checklist

Minimum Credits in Major: 30.  You must earn at least a C in a course for it to count towards the major. 

I. Theory: (3 Credits minimum)   

Sociological Theory
 
Contemporary Social Theory
 
Writing Social Theory (Gordon Rule course)
 

II. Sociological Analysis: (3 Credits minimum)

A Survey of Methods
 
Qualitative and/or Comparative-Historical Methods
 
Quantative Methods
 

 

III. Sociology Electives (24 Credits minimum):

A. 3000 Level courses*

SYD 3700 - Race and Ethnic Relations
 
SYO 3100 - Family and Society
 
SYO 3400 - Social Change
 
SYO 3530 - Class, Status and Power
 
SYO 3550 - Drugs and Society
 
SYP 3060 - Human Society & Social Change
 
SYP 3110 - Self and Society
 
SYP 3570 - Deviance and Social Control
 
SYP 3650 - Sociology of Sports
 
SYP 3740 - Sociology of Aging and Dying
 

B. 4000 Level courses** 

SYA 4905 - Directed Independent Study***
 
SYA 4930 - Special Topics.    All SYA 4930 courses can be counted towards the degree.    
 
SYD 4510 - Environmental Sociology
 
SYD 4513 - Justice, Health and the Environment
 
SYD 4602 - The Urban Community
 
SYD 4702 - Race in Global Context
 
SYD 4800 - Gender and Society
 
SYD 4803 - Gender and World Development
 
SYD 4812 - Women, Wealth and Power
 
SYD 4814 - Gender, Power and Relationships
 
SYG 4244 - Sociology OF Food
 
SYG 4245 - Sociology of Fashion
 
SYG 4957 - Sociology Study Abroad
 
SYO 4200 - Sociology of Religion
 
SYO 4304 - Social Movements
 
SYO 4370 - Men, Women and Work
 
SYO 4377 - Labor and Globalization
 
SYO 4404 - Health and Social Inequality
 
SYO 4410 - Sociology of Mental Health
 
SYO 4453 - Sociology of the Marketplace
 
SYO 4534 - Poverty and Society
 
SYO 4570 - Organizational Sociology
 
SYP 4014 - Sociology of Happiness
 
SYP 4250 - Sociology of Education
 
SYP 4420 - Sociology of Consumption
 
SYP 4421 - Technology and Society
 
SYP 4445 - Women and Social Change
 
SYP 4452 - Globalization and U.S. Cities
 
SYP 4453 - Global Social Change
 
SYP 4454 - Globalization and Social Movements
 
SYP 4530 - Adolescence and Delinquency
 
SYP 4610 - Cultural Sociology
 
SYP 4630 - Popular Culture
 
SYP 4714 - Sociology of Youth
 
 


Note: Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to take more than 10 courses in Sociology.

*    The prerequisite for 4000-level courses in Sociology is the completion of at least 9 credits of 1000, 2000, or 3000 level Sociology courses or the permission of the instructor.

**   At least 15 credits of Sociology coursework must be completed at the 4000-level, including the required sociological theory and sociological analysis courses. 

***   A. Only one DIS course can be counted towards the degree;  B. The theory and methods requirements cannot be met with DIS courses;  C. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for a student to take a DIS course.

 Last Modified 8/26/15