Areas A-E (See Core section of the Catalog) (42 semester hours)
Area F (18 semester hours)
|SOCI 1121||Sociological Perspectives||
| ||Foreign Language||
0 - 9
SOCI 1121: unless already completed in Area E
Foreign Language: must show competence at the level of the fourth university course (FREN, GRMN, ITAL or SPAN 2002 Intermediate Readings)
Selections (6-18 hours) from:
MATH 2600: If not used to satisfy core requirements
Notes: A course taken to satisfy an Area F requirement may not also be counted to satisfy a Major Requirement.
Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GC.
Major Requirements (27 semester hours)
|SOCI 3442||Research Methods||
|SOCI 3450||Hist & Cntmpry Social Thought||
|SOCI 3446||Social Stratification||
| ||Additional courses in Sociology (SOCI) at the 3000-4000 level||
Senior Capstone Experience: Sociology majors can choose among the following options with Advisor approval required. (3-6 hours)
Project determined in consultation with a Sociology faculty member.
SOCI 4950 "Special Topics: Capstone" with approval of department.
After completion of one of the Capstone Courses listed above, majors are required to take:
SOCI 4920: includes program assessment career/graduate school preparation and writing component of capstone
Degree Requirements (0-12 semester hours)
Students must show competence in a foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002) (9-12 hours).
Sociology majors who take foreign language courses at the university level may count up to three of them (9 hours) in Area F.
Other Requirements (3-6 semester hours)
- A grade of C or better must be earned in each course that counts toward major requirements and in the senior capstone.
- A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
- The first-year academic seminar must be completed with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GC are exempt from this requirement.
Electives (24-36 semester hours)
Sociology majors who use language courses in Area F will have the higher number of elective hours.
European Union Certificate Program
The Department of Government & Sociology coordinates the University's participation in the European Union Certificate Program. The program, sponsored by the University System of Georgia European Council, is open to all majors. Those interested in careers in international affairs and international business should find the program especially useful. Students in the program will take Introduction to the European Union (POLS 4505), four other courses from various social science, humanities/fine arts, business/economics, and natural/health sciences disciplines, and a capstone seminar. Some of the courses are offered jointly with other University System institutions and with the University of Munich in Germany. Additional information is available in the department office and in the International Education Center.