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Sociology and Social Welfare course catalog


PAUL CROLL, Associate Professor, Chair
B.A., Northwestern; Ph.D., Minnesota

PETER KIVISTO, Professor, Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought
B.A., Michigan; M.Div.,Yale; M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research

FATIMA SATTAR, Assistant Professor
B.A., Aurora University; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Boston College

B.A., Baldwin-Wallace; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue

Major in Sociology

30 credits, including SOC-100, SOC-340, SOC-419, SOC-420, 9 additional credits in sociology, plus 9 additional credits in sociology, anthropology, or social welfare.

Major in Sociology with a Concentration in Social Welfare

The Social Welfare program examines societal responses to human needs and social problems. Courses evaluate systems and services established to provide for basic human needs and to enhance social functioning. Students address issues such as mental and physical health, crime, child and family welfare, and poverty. See below for Social Welfare course descriptions and the requirements for a major in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare and policy.

30 credits, including SOC-100, SOC-340, SOC-419, SOC-420, SOCW-160, SOCW-220, SOCW-360 and 9 additional credits in social welfare, anthropology, or sociology.

Minor in Sociology

18 credits, including SOC-100, SOC-340, plus four additional sociology, anthropology or social welfare courses at least one of which is at the 300 level or higher.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Sociology courses

Social Welfare courses

Anthropology courses

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