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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, B.A.


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Students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements, General College of Arts and Sciences requirements , College of Arts and Sciences Exploratory requirement , Major Requirements, and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases a minimum of 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of coursework used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

Schedule of Classes


Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

General Education Requirements


In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements   section of the catalog.

Requirements for the liberal arts major in sociology, B.A. program


To earn a Bachelor of Arts with a major in sociology, students must complete a minimum of 44 credits, 20 of which must be taken at the 3000-4000 level including:

3. One course from each of the following categories


4. Eight elective credits at the 3000-4000 level, four of which may include anthropology.


Notes


No more than 8 credits counted toward the sociology major may be taken in SOC 3905 , SOC 3930  and SOC 4996 .

Students using this catalog to meet sociology major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements in the interaction processes, social issues, social institutions, and social inequality and change categories and published in a later catalog.

 

Requirements for modified majors in sociology and/or anthropology with a linguistics concentration, B.A. program


To earn a modified major in sociology with a concentration in linguistics, students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in sociology, including SOC 1000 /SOC 1010 , SOC 2010 , SOC 2020 , and a minimum of 20 credits in linguistics including LIN 2201 , LIN 4303 , LIN 4304 , either LIN 4403  or LIN 4404 , and LIN 4312  or ALS 4376 .

To earn a modified major in anthropology with a concentration in linguistics, students must complete AN 1511  and AN 1111 , plus a minimum of 12 additional credits in anthropology and 20 credits in linguistics, including: LIN 2201 , LIN 4303 , LIN 4304 , either LIN 4403  or LIN 4404 , and ALS 4376 .

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