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Sociology Major

The sociology major at St. Kate’s affords you a great deal of flexibility within the discipline, giving you the freedom to choose courses that most interest you.

See below for a sample course sequence. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor your courses to fit your individual needs.

Fall
SOCI 1000: Principles and Concepts
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
HIST: History course*
LANG: Foreign language course*

Winter
SOCI: Sociology elective
ENGL: English literature course*
BIOL/PHYS: Lab science course*
LANG: Foreign language course*

Fall
SOCI: Sociology elective
THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
LANG: Foreign language course*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity*
Elective

Winter
SOCI: Sociology elective
ECON/MATH/PSYC: Statistics course*
ART/MUS: Fine arts course*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity*
Elective

Fall
SOCI 2100: Research Methods
WOST/CRST: Women’s studies or critical studies of race and ethnicity course*
THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
Elective

Winter
SOCI: Sociology elective
THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
Elective
Elective

Fall
SOCI: Sociology elective
CORE 1000: Global Search for Justice*
Elective
Elective

Winter
SOCI 3700: Social Theory
Elective
Elective
Internship (recommended)

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions visit the courses page.

Additional recommended work

We recommend the following supplementary course work:

  • Sociology international study
  • Independent study
  • Internship or research
  • Courses in history, political science, psychology and women’s studies

Writing requirements

Sociology majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing SOCI 3700: Social Theory. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice and another writing-intensive course in another department).