Social Service and Advocacy Option
This option is available within the Sociology major at the following locations:
The Social Service and Advocacy Option is designed to provide Sociology students with the ability to apply social science concepts to addressing social problems and promoting social change through their occupations and community service. Required coursework and an internship enable students to gain mastery of material related to social justice, inequality, diversity, and inclusion, as well as insight into how groups and individuals bring about change. This option has relevance for sociology students aspiring to careers in publicly run or non-profit organizations that seek to influence public policy. The option will also prepare students for advanced/graduate programs in sociology, social work, social justice, law, or public policy.
Option Code: 014
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Develop substantive knowledge in an area of concentration that allows for immediate immersion in a relevant social service, advocacy, research, or policy arena.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of social inequities, and social scientific understanding to the study of social structures and change.
- Explore career alternatives in a field of study, while developing professional skills that pertain directly to the internship experience.
|*SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND ISSUES
|Select two courses from the following:
|WELFARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES
|PROTESTS AND SOCIAL CHANGE
|Select two courses from the following: 1
|*SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
|SOCIOLOGY OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
|DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL CONTROL
|POLICE AND SOCIETY
|*CRIMES AND VIOLENCE IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
|HEALTH, ILLNESS AND SOCIETY
|*SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS
|DEATH AND DYING
|SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND FAMILY
|SOCIOLOGY OF AGING
|RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS
|SOCIOLOGY OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE
|LAW, CRIME, AND POLICY
|SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
|THE SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Other courses may be approved by the Sociology academic advisor
Option Code: 014