Sociology

How and why people act represents a fascinating puzzle, with pieces of class, gender, race, religion and others joining together to play significant roles.

The study of sociology prepares students to critically analyze the key institutions that comprise society and the dominant social and demographic issues that confront the world in the 21st century. Emmanuel students study in a vibrant and diverse urban setting, equipping them for careers in an interconnected global society, with a commitment to social justice.

Major Requirements

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Requirements for B.A. in Sociology

Six sociology core courses

  • SOC1101 Introduction to Sociology: Analysis of Society in Global Perspective
  • SOC2113 Methods of Social Research
  • SOC3101 Theories of Society
  • SOC3103 Advanced Quantitative Research Methhods Or
  • SOC3014 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods 
  • SOC4194 Internship in Sociology: Field Research in Professional Settings
    SOC4999 Seminar in Sociology

Electives

  • Five additional sociology courses, at least one of which is a 3000-level.

Minor Requirements

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Requirements Minor in Sociology:

  • SOC1101 Introduction to Sociology: Analysis of Society in Global Perspective
  • SOC2113 Methods of Social Research
  • SOC3101 Theories of Society
  • Three additional sociology courses

SOC2113 has a prerequisite of either MATH1117 Introduction to Statistics or MATH2113 Applied Statistics or PSYCH2802 Methods and Statistics II)

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.