College of Arts and Sciences

2000 - 2001 Bulletin Information

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Chair: J. Steven Picou
Graduate Coordinator: G. David Johnson
Professors: Fornaro, Gartman, Johnson, Moberg, Picou, Thomas, Waselkov
Associate Professors: Hanks, Matre
Assistant Professors: Carr, Flynn, Kwiatkowski, Lee, McAdory, White

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
Sociology is the scientific study of human social patterns and processes. Broad questions which are addressed include: how are patterns (institutions, group structures and procedures) derived, maintained and changed; how do patterns interrelate and what are the implications of these patterns for the human condition?

Anthropology is the study of human biological and cultural variation, both past and present. It seeks to establish principles and generalizations about societies and their cultures, and to increase understanding among people on earth.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY
A minimum of 35 semester hours in Sociology, including SY 109, 376, 381 and 382. All sociology majors are also required to take AN 100 or 101, and ST 210. At least 17 of the 35 semester hours required for a major must be taken in upper division courses (300-400 level). SY 375 is recommended for students contemplating graduate work. No more than six semester hours of Directed Studies may be used in meeting the major requirements.

PACE DEGREE PROGRAM

01-04 General Education Requirements

See General Education Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences.

05 History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (9 HRS)

Select three (at least one History): AN 100, AN 101, GEO 114, GEO 115, HY 101, HY 102, HY 235, HY 236, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, ECO 215, ECO 216, SY 112, SS 199, SS 299

06-10 General Education Requirements

See General Education Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences.

11 Major (35 HRS)

SY 109 SY 376 SY 381 SY 382

Select 6 hours: SY 300 and/or SY 400 level
Select 15 hours from Dept of SY.
Select one: AN 100 or AN 101 ST 210

12 Major Residency/GPA

Complete at least 15 semester hours in residence in major at the 300 and/or 400 level. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in major.

13 Minor

See specific department.

15 University Residency Requirement/GPA

Complete at least 32 semester hours in residence at the 300 and/or 400 level. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY
A minimum of 18 semester hours in Sociology, including SY 109. No more than six semester hours of Directed Studies may be used in meeting the minor requirements.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY
A minimum of 34 semester hours in Anthropology, including AN 100, 101, 210, 454, a 300 or 400 level Archaeology course, and a 300 or 400 level Cultural Anthropology course. In addition, majors must complete 15 of the 34 semester hours required in Anthropology at the 300 level or above. All Anthropology majors are also required to take SY 109.

PACE DEGREE PROGRAM

01-04 General Education Requirements

See General Education Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences.

05 History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 HRS)

Select one: HY 101, HY 102, HY 235, HY 236

06-10 General Education Requirements

See General Education Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences.

11 Major (34 HRS)

AN 100 AN 101 AN 210 AN 454

Select one: AN 305, AN 313, AN 335, AN 435
Select one: AN 340, AN 342, AN 344, AN 347, AN 354, AN 355, AN 356, AN 357, AN 358, AN 426, AN 456, AN 458
Select 6 hours: AN 300 and/or AN 400 level
Select 9 hours: AN 200 and/or AN 300 and/or AN 400 level
SY 109

12 Major Residency/GPA

Complete at least 15 semester hours in residence in major at the 300 and/or 400 level. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in major.

13 Minor

See specific department.

15 University Residency Requirement/GPA

Complete at least 32 semester hours in residence at the 300 and/or 400 level. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY
A minimum of 18 semester hours in Anthropology, including AN 100 and 101.

GRADUATE STUDIES
The Master of Arts degree program in sociology provides the student with training in advanced methods of sociological analysis and increased knowledge of specialized areas in sociology. The student may choose either a thesis or non-thesis program. The thesis program is designed to prepare students for admission to doctoral programs in sociology. The non-thesis program is designed for students whose current situations or immediate goals involve careers in teaching, government, industry or social services. The program offers specialized training in a number of areas of sociology, including Applied, Maritime, Environmental and Medical Sociology, Families, Criminology, and Gerontology. Students may be enrolled in the University’s Gerontology Certification program while pursuing the M.A. in sociology.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
Students are admitted each semester. The following criteria supplement the Graduate School criteria (see Categories of Admission).

REGULAR ADMISSION

  1. Undergraduate major in a social science from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. “B” average in undergraduate courses in social science theory, research methods, and statistics.
  3. Score of 1000 or better on the verbal and quantitative subtests of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination.
  4. Submission of a statement of purpose, written by the applicant, which provides a brief intellectual autobiography of the student, an indication of special areas of interest within sociology, and a description of career goals. Statement should be typed, single spaced, and 1 to 1.5 pages in length.

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION
Applicants who do not meet all the requirements for full standing may be admitted provisionally. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 is required for provisional admission to the program. Applicants with lower GPA’s may be admitted only when other outstanding credentials warrant exception.

Students meeting requirements for Provisional Admission will be required to remove all deficiencies in undergraduate theory, methods, and statistics before change of status to Regular Standing is considered. To change from Provisional Admission status to Regular Standing in the Graduate Program, the student must achieve a minimum grade of "B" in three consecutive graduate courses, and submit scores for the Graduate Record Examination.

ACADEMIC STANDARDS
Provisionally admitted students who receive a grade lower than "B" during the first nine hours of graduate work or during the first nine hours of graduate work in sociology, or a student who receives two grades lower than "B" will be recommended to the Dean of the Graduate School for academic dismissal.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, THESIS PROGRAM

  1. A minimum of thirty-five semester hours beyond the bachelor’s degree with a grade of "A" or "B". At least twenty-five of these hours must be in sociology.
        
  2. Completion of core requirements: SY 500, 505, 506, 508 and 509. SY 505 may be waived for students based on extent of background in undergraduate sociology and performance on a diagnostic test. If waived, student will be required to complete one additional elective course (three hours) in sociology.
         
  3. Successful completion of a comprehensive written examination in theory and methods in the semester immediately following completion of core courses. For full time students, comprehensive exams will normally be taken in their third full semester. Comprehensive exams typically will be scheduled during the first week of classes in Fall and Spring semesters. If the student fails the examination, it may be retaken during the next scheduled exam period. The comprehensive examination may be taken no more than two times.
          
  4. Completion of a thesis representing original research. Six semester hours will be granted for the thesis.
        
  5. An oral defense of the thesis.

THESIS PROGRAM SUMMARY
Core Courses (SY 500, 505, 506, 508 and 509) - 14 hours
Thesis (SY 599) - 6 hours
Elective Courses (400 level or higher as approved by the graduate advisor. As many as twelve semester hours may be at the senior (400), undergraduate level) - 15 hours
Total Credit Hours 35

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, NON-THESIS PROGRAM

  1. A minimum of thirty-five semester hours beyond the bachelor’s degree with a grade of "A" or "B". At least twenty-five of these hours must be in sociology.
       
  2. Completion of core requirements: SY 500, 505, 506, 508 and 509. SY 505 may be waived for students based on extent of background in undergraduate sociology and performance on a diagnostic test. If waived, student will be required to complete one additional elective course (3 hours) in sociology.
       
  3. Completion of SY 512 (Applied Sociology) and SY 596 (Internship).
        
  4. Successful completion of a comprehensive written examination in theory and methods in the semester immediately following completion of core courses. For full time students, comprehensive exams will normally be taken in their third full semester. Comprehensive exams typically will be scheduled during the first week of classes in Fall and Spring semesters. If the student fails the examination, it may be retaken during the next scheduled exam period. The comprehensive examination may be taken no more than two times.
       
  5. Completion of a research paper. SY 595 is designated as the course within which the student’s paper will be researched and written. Typically, the research paper will be a "client" paper, completed on behalf of the internship agency.

NON-THESIS PROGRAM SUMMARY
Core Courses (SY 500, 505, 506, 508 and 509) -  14 hours
Applied Sociology (SY 512) -  3 hours
Internship (SY 596) - 3 hours
Research Paper (SY 595) - 3 hours

Elective Courses (400 level or higher as approved by the graduate advisor. As many as twelve semester hours may be at the senior (400), undergraduate level) - 12 hours
Total Credit Hours: 35

Descriptions of all Sociology (SY) courses

Descriptionns of all Anthropology (AN) courses

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