Sociology: Human Services
Sociology is not just about studying society, but improving upon it for all concerned.
The human services concentration allows students to better understand how various institutions within society differentially impact various groups and to develop skills to improve the outcomes for everyone. Emmanuel students learn about the development of public policy, the importance of advocacy and the role of social work in society, focusing specifically on how these processes and institutions impact the most marginal members of society.
View the 2016-2017 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.
Requirements for B.A. in Sociology with a Concentration in Human Services
Six sociology core courses and the following requirements for concentration:
- SOC1111 Introduction to Social Work
- SOC2201 The Practice of Social Policy
Three electives must be chosen from the following (one of which must be 3000-level):
- SOC2105 Race, Ethnicity and Group Relations
- SOC2115 Family and Gender Roles
- SOC2119 Age and Generations
- SOC2123 Health Care: Systems, Structures and Cultures
- SOC2127 Social Class and Inequality
- PHIL1205 Health Care Ethics
- PSYCH3601 Counseling Theories and Techniques
Learning Goals + Outcomes
At the completion of the Sociology major, the student will:
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the sociological perspective and the sociological imagination in our understanding of social reality.
- Demonstrate an understanding of sociological theories, paradigms, and concepts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of sociological research methods.
- Acquire intellectual and professional skills.
- Apply sociological concepts to micro and macro issues of inequality, diversity, and globalization.
- Develop an appreciation of social justice concerns.