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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY - 122 hours required for graduation

GENERAL EDUCATION—51 to 53 hours

MAJOR—36 hours

Core Courses:SOC 101, 102 (take 3 times), 309, 310, 311, 312 or 410, 420.

Sociology Electives: Select 15 hours, of which nine hours must be 300-400 level
courses, from SOC 205, 206, 208, 212, 270, 303, 305, 307, 308, 312, 316, 320, 321,
322, 399, 406, 410, 444.;

COGNATES*—25 hours

Six hours in the same modern foreign language, excluding courses on foreign cultures
taught in English; PSYC 200. A minor in any field or 15 hours in another area as
approved by the chairperson of the Sociology Department.

MATH REQUUIREMENT—Math 120 or MATH 111

ELECTIVES—to bring total to 122 hours

(Six credit hours of Cooperative Education may be used for elective hours.)

Minor in Sociology—15 hours
SOC 101, 309 or 310, 311 and two SOC electives.

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PHILOSOPHY

The Philosophy faculty provides courses for various degree programs.  Offerings include a minor and special interest courses. (Philosophy courses are administered by the Department of Sociology and Philosophy).

MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY----15 HOURS

Students enroled in other degree programs at West Virginia State University can enhance their degree by adding a Minor in Philosophy.  Requirements for a Philosophy Minor are fifteen credit hours in Philosophy including:

PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 202 Ethics

PHIL 310 Logic

and two elective courses in Philosophy from the following:

PHIL 203 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy of the West

PHIL 204 Modern Philosophy

PHIL 205 Existentialism

PHIL 220 Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL 316 Independent Study in Philosophy

The following courses offered in the Political Science Department are also approved as Elective courses:

POSC 401 Classical Political Thinkers

POSC 402 Modern Political Thinkers

Students should consult the chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Philosophy.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE — SOCIOLOGY

          FRESHMAN YEAR - 1st Semester

  • ENGL 101...............................................3
  • G ED 100................................................3
  • G ED Nat. Sci.........................................3-4
  • SOC 101.................................................3
  • COMM 100..............................................3
  • SOC 102..................................................1
  • BSS 101..................................................1

          SEMESTER TOTAL..................................17-18

          FRESHMAN YEAR - 2nd Semester

  • ENGL 102...............................................3
  • G ED Fine Arts........................................3
  • G ED Nat. Sci.......................................3-4
  • Cognate..................................................3
  • MATH 102 or 111.....................................3
  •        
    SEMESTER TOTAL..............................15-16

          SOPHOMORE YEAR - 1st Semester

  • G ED Fine Arts........................................3
  • HIST 201 or 202.......................................3
  • For. Lang.................................................3
  • SOC 200 level .........................................3
  • SOC 102.................................................1
  • Free elective............................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL................................16

          SOPHOMORE YEAR - 2nd Semester

  • G ED 200................................................3
  • Cognate..................................................3
  • For. Lang.................................................3
  • SOC 200 level..........................................3
  • PSYC 200...............................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL................................15

          JUNIOR YEAR - 1st Semester

  • SOC 311...................................................3
  • Cognate....................................................3
  • SOC 310...................................................3
  • SOC 102...................................................1
  • HHP 122 or 157.........................................2
  • SOC 300 /400............................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL...................................15

          JUNIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester

  • SOC 309...................................................3
  • SOC 300 level ...........................................3
  • Cognate....................................................3
  • ENGL 150.................................................3
  • Free elective..............................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL..................................15

          SENIOR YEAR - 1st Semester

  • G ED Int’l. Persp.......................................3
  • Cognate....................................................3
  • SOC 312 or 410.........................................3
  • Free Elective.............................................3
  • Free Elective.............................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL..................................15

          SENIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester

  • G ED Int’l. Persp.........................................3
  • G ED Am. Trad...........................................3
  • SOC 420....................................................3
  • SOC 400 level............................................3
  • Free Elective..............................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL..................................15

          SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT FACULTY

  1. Dr. Manashi Ray
  2. Dr. Gail Mosby
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