Sociology Major (B.A.)

The curriculum for the sociology major integrates the basic principles of a liberal arts education with skills specific to the critical analysis of social structure and processes. The major provides training in both sociological theory and social science research methods, as well as a thorough understanding of substantive areas such as crime and deviance, marriage and families, law, formal organizations and institutions such as the mass media and industry. Practical application of classroom knowledge is afforded through the department’s internship program.

Students majoring in sociology must choose a concentration in the first semester of enrollment at Le Moyne subsequent to the first year. One selects a concentration or switches to a different concentration with the advice and consent of the departmental advisor. A form which indicates such changes is available from the chair of the department and must be filed with the registrar. Upper-level SOC electives are selected with the advice and consent of one’s departmental advisor on the basis of their relevance to one’s academic interests and career objectives. Upper-level SOC electives are offered subject to demand. Consult the department chair about course offerings.

An internship in sociology is developed by a student in consultation with department faculty according to the supervisor’s internship guidelines. Normally, no more than three credit hours of internship may be counted toward a major in sociology.

Each of the program’s five concentrations provides rigorous sociological training with emphasis on the skills needed to prepare for careers after graduation. The human services concentration prepares the student for work in direct-assistance organizations or for graduate study in applied sociology, clinical sociology or social work. The concentration in research and theory is for the student who is interested in an academic career such as teaching and doing research in sociology. Students with a concentration in research and theory also may go on to do graduate study in either Ph.D. or applied master’s programs in sociology or professional education in fields such as business, public health and urban planning. The concentration in criminology and criminal justice and the interdisciplinary major in criminology and crime & justice studies prepare the student for study in any area of the criminal justice system or for graduate work in law or criminology. The education concentrations combine intensive work in the Department of Anthropology, Criminology & Sociology and the Department of Education to prepare students for teaching careers. The concentration in anthropology prepares the student for cross-cultural interactions and understanding, a tool that is useful in any career.

Core

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110
HST 111
World Civilization I
and World Civilization II
6
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Total Credit Hours52
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

Concentration in Human Services

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Major Requirements
SOC 101Introductory Sociology3
SOC 201Research Methods3
SOC 240Social Welfare3
SOC 303Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol3
SOC 341Hum Svc Caseload Mgt-Theory & Svc Learn3
SOC 402Program Evaluation Research Methods And Policy3
SOC 450Senior Seminar3
SOC 490Internship in Sociology1-6
Sociology or Anthropology Electives6
Select three of the following concentration electives:9
Introduction to Anthropology
World Cultures
Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities
Marriage and Families
Family Violence
Social Inequality
Population/Demography
Aging and Society
Sociology of Work
Economics of Poverty
Gender and Society
Soc Perspect in Social Psych
Major Support Requirements
PSY 101Introductory Psychology3
Language other than English 1,26
MTH 111Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)4
Select two of the following concentration electives:6
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Policy
Free Electives24
Total Credit Hours80-85
1

Must be taken in same language.

2

Students in this concentration are strongly encouraged to pursue foreign language training in Spanish.

Concentration in Research and Theory

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Major Requirements
SOC 101Introductory Sociology3
SOC 201Research Methods3
SOC 303Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol3
SOC 402Program Evaluation Research Methods And Policy3
SOC 450Senior Seminar3
Sociology or Anthropology Electives12
Three Cognate Social Science Electives 19
SOC 495Empirical Research3-6
or SOC 499 Research in Sociology
Select two of the following concentration electives:6
Social Inequality
Population/Demography
Independent Study in Sociology
Soc Perspect in Social Psych
Major Support Requirements
MTH 111Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)4
Language other than English 2, 36
Free Electives27
Total Credit Hours82-85
1

Cognate social sciences are economics, political science and psychology. History is included for the anthropology concentration only.

2

Must be taken in same language.

3

Students in this concentration are strongly encouraged to pursue foreign language training in Spanish.

Concentration in Criminology

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Major Requirements
SOC 101Introductory Sociology3
SOC 201Research Methods3
SOC 220The Criminal Justice System3
SOC 303Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol3
SOC 305Criminological Theory3
SOC 321Law, Society and Social Science3
SOC 323Juvenile Delinquency3
SOC 326Deviance3
SOC 402Program Evaluation Research Methods And Policy3
SOC 450Senior Seminar3
SOC 490Internship in Sociology (or alternative as approved by department chair)1-6
Select three of the following concentration electives:9
Introduction to Anthropology
World Cultures
Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities
Social Inequality
Sociology of Work
Gender and Society
Major Support Requirements
MTH 111Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)4
Foreign Language6
Select two of the following concentration electives:6
Law and Politics
Introduction to Public Administration
American Constitutional Law I
American Constitutional Law II
Marriage and Families
Family Violence
Social Welfare
Sociology of Work
Hum Svc Caseload Mgt-Theory & Svc Learn
Sociology or Anthropology Electives3
Free Electives21
Total Credit Hours80-85

Concentration in Sociology for Dual Childhood and Special Education

Students must also complete Core requirements.

Major Requirements
SOC 101Introductory Sociology3
SOC 201Research Methods3
SOC 303Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol3
SOC 450Senior Seminar3
Select one of the following concentration electives:3
Conflict Resolution
Internship in Sociology
Empirical Research
Select three of the following:9
Social Welfare
Marriage and Families
Family Violence
Social Inequality
Sociology of Work
Juvenile Delinquency
Hum Svc Caseload Mgt-Theory & Svc Learn
Soc Perspect in Social Psych
Program Evaluation Research Methods And Policy
Select two of the following concentration electives:6
Introduction to Anthropology
World Cultures
Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities
People&Cultures Southeast Asia
Anthropological Linguistics
Biblical Archaeology
Social Inequality
Gender and Society
Major Support Requirements
MTH 111Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)4
Language other than English6
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
American History Survey I
American History Survey II
American Revolution and Early Republic 1763-1800
Antebellum America, 1800-1848
Civil War and Reconstruction
Russian History
Seminar: African-America to 1877
Seminar: Modern East Asia
Introductory Psychology
American National Politics
Government and the Mass Media
American Constitutional Law I
American Constitutional Law II
Education Requirements:
EDU 105Teaching in a Diverse Society3
EDU 120Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev0
EDU 205Childhood Learning and Special Needs3
EDU 225Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion3
EDU 305Prin & Methods of Multicultural Literacy3
EDU 315Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm3
EDU 365Adapting Literacy Lrn Stu W/Spec Needs3
EDU 375Strategies & Technol for Inclusive Clsrm3
EDU 405Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar3
EDU 430Supervised Preservice Teach/Grades 1-66
EDU 431Supervised Preservice Teach (SPE 1-6)6
Total Credit Hours79

Concentration in Anthropology

Student must also complete Core requirements.

Major Requirements
ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 200Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities3
ANT 213People&Cultures Southeast Asia3
ANT 300Anthropological Linguistics3
or ANT 315 Biblical Archaeology
SOC 101Introductory Sociology3
SOC 201Research Methods3
SOC 303Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol3
SOC 450Senior Seminar3
or ANT 450 Senior Seminar
Sociology or Anthropology electives6
Major Support Requirements
MTH 111Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)4
Language other than English 16
Three additional courses of the following (Relevant philosophy courses will be considered in consultation with the Anthropology Program Director):9
Cognate Social Sciences 2
Foreign Language 3
Total Credit Hours49
1

Must be taken in same language.

2

Cognate social sciences are economics, political science and psychology. History is included for the anthropology concentration only.

3

If a second language is started, six or more credits are required. The requirement for a continued language is three or more credits.

With permission of the chair, other ECO or PSC courses may be substituted.

Typical Program for Human Services Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
SOC 101
Introductory Sociology
or Introduction to Anthropology
3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Conc. Elective 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
ANT 101
Introduction to Anthropology
or Introductory Sociology
3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
SOC 240 Social Welfare 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Natural Science 3
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 3
Free Elective 3
PSC Service Learning 1
PSC Service Learning 1
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
First Semester
SOC 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Conc. Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
CSC 175 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Design 4
 Credit Hours19
Second Semester
Conc. Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
CSC 176 Object Oriented Programming 3
 Credit Hours18
Senior Year
First Semester
SOC 490 Internship in Sociology 1 3
Religion 3
SOC 341 Hum Svc Caseload Mgt-Theory & Svc Learn 3
SOC 450 Senior Seminar (or Free Elective) 3
Free Elective 3
HST 400-420 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
SOC 402 Program Evaluation Research Methods And Policy 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
SOC 450 Senior Seminar (or Free Elective) 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours133
1

Or alternative as approved by department chair

Typical Program for Concentration in Research and Theory

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
SOC 101
Introductory Sociology
or Introduction to Anthropology
3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Conc. Elective 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
ANT 101
Introduction to Anthropology
or Introductory Sociology
3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Natural Science 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
SOC 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Conc. or Free Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
Religion 3
Select one of the following: 3
Senior Seminar  
SOC 495-499
 
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Electice 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
SOC 495
Empirical Research
or Research in Sociology
3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours121
1

SOC group = two of SOC 241 Social Inequality, SOC 265 Population/Demography, SOC 390 Independent Study in Sociology, SOC 401 Soc Perspect in Social Psych

2

Cognate Social Science group = any ANT, CJS, ECO, EDU, PSC, PSY

Typical Program for Concentration in Criminology

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
ANT 101
Introduction to Anthropology
or Introductory Sociology
3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
ANT 101
Introduction to Anthropology
or Introductory Sociology
3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
SOC 305 Criminological Theory 3
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
Conc. or Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Natural Science 3-4
SOC 220 The Criminal Justice System 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Junior Year
First Semester
SOC 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
SOC 321 Law, Society and Social Science 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
SOC 323 Juvenile Delinquency 3
SOC 326 Deviance 3
Free Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
SOC 490 Internship in Sociology 1 1-6
SOC 450 Senior Seminar (or Conc. Elective) 3
Religion 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours13-18
Second Semester
SOC/ANT group 2 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Select one of the following: 3
Senior Seminar  
Conc. Elective
 
SOC 402 Program Evaluation Research Methods And Policy 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours122-128
1

Or alternative approved by department chair

2

SOC/ANT group. Three of the following: ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology, ANT 200 Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities, SOC 241 Social Inequality,SOC 344 Gender and Society.

3

Cognate Social Science group. Two of the following:HST 316 History of American Law, PSC 243 Law and Politics, PSC 331 Introduction to Public Administration, PSC 451 American Constitutional Law I,PSC 452 American Constitutional Law II,SOC 231 Marriage and Families, SOC 232 Family ViolenceSOC 240 Social Welfare,SOC 341 Hum Svc Caseload Mgt-Theory & Svc Learn.

Typical Program for Concentration in Sociology for Dual Childhood and Special Education

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
EDU 105 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
EDU 150 Contemporary Perspectives on Special Ed 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
EDU 205 Childhood Learning and Special Needs 3
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology (or Conc. Elective) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
Natural Science 3
EDU 225 Assessment & Decision Making for Equity/Inclusion 3
Conc. Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
ENG 305 Eng Lit Survey I:thru Milton 3
EDU 315 Plan,Assessing,Managing Inclusive Clsrm 3
SOC 303 Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol 3
Conc. Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
EDU 365 Adapting Literacy Lrn Stu W/Spec Needs 3
EDU 375 Strategies & Technol for Inclusive Clsrm 3
EDU 376 Managing Environ for Stu W/ Disabilities 3
Conc. Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
Select one of the following: 0
Child Abuse Workshop/SAVE Violence Prev  
Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Teacher Certification  
Dignity for All Student Act (dasa) Training for Teacher Certification  
EDU 405 Preservice Clinical Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 430 Supervised Preservice Teach/Grades 1-6 6
EDU 431 Supervised Preservice Teach (SPE 1-6) 6
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
SOC 450 Senior Seminar 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Conc. Elective 3
Conc. Elective 3
Religion 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours121

Typical Program for Concentration in Anthropology

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
SOC 101
Introductory Sociology
or Introduction to Anthropology
3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ANT 101
Introduction to Anthropology
or Introductory Sociology
3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
MTH 111 Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab) 4
Theology 3
ANT 200 Cultural Myths and Cultural Realities 3
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
SOC 201 Research Methods 3
Natural Science 3
ANT 300
Anthropological Linguistics
or PeopleCultures Southeast Asia
3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
SOC 303
Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol
or Social Theory in Anthro/Sociol
3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Conc. or Free Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
ANT 300
Anthropological Linguistics
or PeopleCultures Southeast Asia
3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
Religion 3
SOC 450 Senior Seminar (or Conc. Elective) 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
SOC 450 Senior Seminar (or Conc. Elective) 3
Conc. or Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours121