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Sociology

Sociology is the study of group life. It combines scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of urban and rural life, family patterns and relationships, social change, inter-group relations, social class, environment, technology and communications, health care and illness, social movements, community responses to disasters, and pressing contemporary social issues.



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Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with an emphasis in Sociology

Bachelor degree programs are typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Specific requirements for GERs in Social Science are listed below. Students must select one primary and two secondary concentration areas. The degree must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Students must pass all SSCI and Social Science methods classes and all classes within the Primary and Secondary Concentrations with a C (2.00) or better. The Student Assessment Portfolio (SAP) is required for degree completion. SSCI S200 (Orientation to the Social Sciences) is taken in the sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the final semester of the student’s senior year. Students must also take one Social Science methods course in addition to any methods course required in their Primary Concentration.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements35
Social Science Orientation3
Social Science Methods3-4
World Language Requirement8
Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements30-31

General Education Requirements

Computational Skills

Select one from the following (4 credits):

MATHS113Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
MATHS151College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics4

Social Science Orientation

SSCIS200Orientation to the Social Sciences3

Social Science Methods

Select one from the following (3-4 credits):

ANTHS311Methods and Theories in Archaeology3
ANTHS363Ethnohistory3
ANTHS390/HIST S390Archives and Museums Theory and Practice3
ECONS412Econometrics4
HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
SSCIS300Research Methods in the Social Sciences3
SSCIS373Data Analysis in the Social Sciences3
STATS273Elementary Statistics (or higher3

World Language Requirement

___S__Language courses*8
* 8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. American Sign Language does not fulfill this requirement.

Social Science Primary Concentrations

Choose one. If a course is taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in same discipline must be taken to fulfill the primary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.

Primary ConcentrationCredit Hours
Anthropology24
Economics25
Government/Political Science24
History24
Psychology24
Sociology24

Anthropology

Primary Concentration Requirements

ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*18
* At least 12 credits must be upper division

Economics

Primary Concentration Requirements

ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECONS412Econometrics4
ECONS__Electives*12
* 9 credits must be upper division.

Government/Political Science

Primary Concentration Requirements

GOVTS___Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
* At least 12 credits must be upper division

Select one from the following (3 credits):

GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3

History

Primary Concentration Requirements

HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Electives*15
* 9 credits must be upper division.

select both**

HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3

or both

HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3

** Courses selected must not be taken as GERs

Psychology

Primary Concentration Requirements

PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS___Electives*18
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
* 12 credits must be upper division.

Sociology

Primary Concentration Requirements

SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS___Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
* 12 credits must be upper division.

Social Science Secondary Concentrations

Choose two disciplines different from your primary concentration area and complete 15-16 credit course sequencing for both. If course taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in the same discipline must be taken to fulfill the secondary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.

Secondary ConcentrationCredit Hours
Anthropology15
Economics15-16
Government/Political Science15
History15
Psychology15
Sociology15

Anthropology

Secondary Concentration Requirements

ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS___Electives*12
* At least 9 credits must be upper division

Economics

Secondary Concentration Requirements

ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECONS___Electives*9-10
* 6 credits must be upper division.

Government/Political Science

Secondary Concentration Requirements

GOVTS___Electives*12
* At least 6 credits must be upper division

Select one from the following (3 credits):

GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3

History

Secondary Concentration Requirements

select both*

HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3
HISTS___Electives**9

or both*

HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3

* Courses selected must not be taken as GERs

** Minimum of 6 credits must be upper-division. HIST S133 will not be counted toward this degree

Psychology

Secondary Concentration Requirements

PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS___Electives*12
* 6 credits must be upper division.

Sociology

Secondary Concentration Requirements

SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS___Electives*12
* 6 credits must be upper division.

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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SOC Classes: Fall - 2015


An overview to the essentials of sociology, including its theories and methodology. Explores the relationship between the individual, culture and society, examining how cultural and social forces influence personal experience and group behavior.

Prerequisite: ENGL S110 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76777KD1Katarzyna Polanska
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77570K01William Urquhart Ii
PAUL519
Tue, Thu
10:30a - 11:50a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77777J01Lora Vess
EG112
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

SOC 201
3 CR

Survey of some of today's major social problems such as criminal and violent behavior, health problems, poverty, racism, gender inequity, sexual deviance and substance abuse. Examines how social issues become social problems; the causes and dynamics involved in arriving at policies and solutions.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77778J01Lora Vess
EG109
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Examines the behavior of individuals in social situations and why they behave, think and feel as they do in the presence of others. Includes research methods, social perceptions and inferences, stereotyping and prejudice, aggression, attitudes, conformity, obedience, group processes, social and environmental influences on behavior.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or SOC S101 and upper division standing, or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77779J01Amanda Sesko
EG225
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

A study of the etiology of deviant behavior, both criminal and non-criminal, with an emphasis on the nature of social interaction, and an examination of the social control groups and institutions which deal with deviant behavior. Topics include physical and sexual violence, suicide, mental disorder, heterosexual deviance, homophobia, and illegal drug use.

Prerequisite: SOC 101.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77571KD1William Urquhart Ii
PAUL515
Wednesday
10:30a - 11:50a
8/31 - 12/12
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
10:30a - 11:50a
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Students in Ketchikan are invited to attend class on campus. Requires access to email, MSWord and microphone/headset. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to the study of social movements and social change in society. We examine major sociological theories and concepts of mobilization, recruitment, repression, and grievance formation. Students will learn why people mobilize, what movements do, how they are influenced, and what leads them to succeed or fail. Provides a broad overview of major postwar social movements in the United States, including the Civil Rights movement, and environmental and social justice movements.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77780J01Lora Vess
EG218
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Course familiarizes students with the sociological discipline concerning gender issues in contemporary society. Helps students connect their own gender experiences with the social and political world. Examines the differential treatment of men and women in most societies, and its significance in the lives of individuals within the context of particular structural or institutional arrangements. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76778KD1Katarzyna Polanska
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at UASOnline. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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