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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: Spring - 2016


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
36214J01Lora Vess
EG112
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
1/11 - 4/30

Books available from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm, or call 1-800-325-3252, or fax 1-800-499-0143.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37722KD1Katarzyna Polanska
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

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)

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
38555KD1William Urquhart Ii
PAUL515
Monday
12:00p - 1:30p
1/11 - 4/30
DISTELIVE
Monday
12:00p - 1:30p
1/11 - 4/30

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: $570 (additional charges may apply)

SOC 251
3 CR

The study of deviant behavior and theories of crime causation and their relationship to society, law and law enforcement.

Prerequisite: SOC S101 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38560KD1William Urquhart Ii
PAUL515
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:20p
1/11 - 4/30
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:20p
1/11 - 4/30

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: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Provides a study of crime, criminals, and victims in society. Focuses on why certain acts, and not others, are defined as crimes. Examines social responses to crime and why only some people are processed through the system. Explores theories on why persons might engage in crime, and research on particular types of crime.

Prerequisite: SOC 101.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38561KD1William Urquhart Ii
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:20p
1/11 - 4/30
PAUL515
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:20p
1/11 - 4/30

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; to go 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)

Examines biological, historical, social, cultural, and behavioral aspects of human sexuality; focuses on the social construction of sexual identity and behaviors cross-culturally.

Prerequisite: PSY S101 or SOC S101.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38539KD1Alison Ziegler
DISTELIVE
Thursday
3:00p - 4:20p
1/11 - 4/30
PAUL305
Thursday
3:00p - 4:20p
1/11 - 4/30

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/alaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

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

Introduces students to the basic tools and concepts of qualitative social research. We focus on three qualitative research methods used regularly by social scientists: participant observation, in-depth interviews, and participatory action research. Our inquiry into the social world examines the words, interactions, behaviors, and explanations people use in their daily lives. Students will receive the guidance and resources necessary to conduct an independent research project.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
36215J01Lora Vess
EG223
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:00p
1/11 - 4/30

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

Cross-disciplinary perspectives on terrorism explored through current and historical case studies. Students will review definitions, theories, and typologies of terrorism, terrorist psychology and terror group motivation, and the social, political, and economic consequences of terrorism in global perspective, with a special focus on sociological approaches. Students will examine current academic and political debates about containing and controlling terrorism, and consider future trends in terrorism.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38393KD1Katarzyna Polanska
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

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)

A critical analysis of the interactions between society and the environment from an ecological perspective. Focus is on processes of industrial and economic growth, natural resource development, community change and social impact assessment, environmental values, land use planning, and resource management decision making. Examines comparative perspectives on human relation to, and use of, the natural environment.

Prerequisite: SOC S101.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
37974J01Lora Vess
EG109
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
1/11 - 4/30

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

 
 

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