DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Phone: 414-472-1133-----E-Mail: sociology@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Ronald Berger, Gilbert Gloyer, Charles Green, Eugene Grigsby, Hadley Klug, Lanny Neider (Chairperson), Lawrence Neuman, Richard Salem, Patricia Searles, Linda Stoneall, Bruce Wiegand.

Sociology is the systematic study of human group behavior. It seeks to understand the processes by which people build, maintain, and change their relations with others. Sociology emerged in response to the problems and needs of industrial life. As society has grown in size and complexity so has the need for knowledge and skill in dealing with human relationships. Providing students with the intellectual tools appropriate to the study and understanding of the basic human condition is our central concern. Topics studied include marriage and family, crime and delinquency, gender roles, race and ethnic relations, social problems, and bureaucracy. Cross-cultural offerings focus on developing countries.

The Department of Sociology at UW-Whitewater offers courses covering a wide range of interests and specialties. The program is designed to give the student a better understanding of the significant factors and processes of modern life; to meet the needs of students preparing to teach in the social science field; to prepare students for graduate work in sociology; and to provide study useful for particular applied fields. Many students regard sociology as especially valuable preparation for careers in social work, teaching, law, and research and administration in government or corporations. Faculty work closely with students in developing programs, career plans and opportunities. They assist students in selecting an appropriate on-the-job practicum experience to make the transition to a professional job on graduation. Assistance extends to preparing for the job search and exploring the practical applications of sociology.

General Sociology: To prepare the student to understand the general structure of society, and to function more effectively within it.

Career orientation: To provide the student with research/work experience in keeping with his/her intended occupational interests and goals.

Graduate training: To prepare the student who anticipates early entry into a graduate program in sociology.

SOCIOLOGY MAJOR/MINOR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Sociology BA/BS graduation requirements

  1. Minimum major or minor overall UW-W GPA of 2.00.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major or minor in Sociology (4.0 scale).
  3. Transfer credits accepted by UW-W count toward graduation, however, the GPA for the major or minor include UW-W credits only. The UW-W overall GPA minimum requirement is 2.00.
  4. Students must file their application for graduation with the Office of Enrollment Services (Graduation Department) 15 months before the graduation date so that any problems can be resolved.

MAJOR/EMPHASES

Groups of Courses Within Sociology

Group 1--Social Structure Process and Change: 880-250, 880-340, 880-352, 880-355/555, 880-362/562, 880-380/580, 880-385, 880-465/665 Group 2--Inequality and Diversity: 880-265, 880-270, 880-290, 880-345, 880-388/588, 880-451/651, 880-459/659
Group 3--Social Institutions: 880-252, 880-330, 880-353, 880-356, 880-365, 880-410/610, 880-455/655, 880-470
Group 4--Crime and Control: 880-276, 880-372/572, 880-370/570, 880-374, 880-378
Other Specialized Elective Courses: 880-490/690, 880-491, 880-494/694, 880-496/696, 880-498, 880-499
Required Courses: Theory, Methods and Practice/Applied (Do Not Satisfy Group Requirements) 880-140, 880-390, 880-475/675, 880-476/676, 880-478, 880-493

SOCIOLOGY (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 33 CREDITS

  1. SOC 880-140 AND 880-476
  2. SOC 880-390 OR 880-475 (THE COURSE NOT SELECTED BECOMES AN ELECTIVE)
  3. SELECT AT LEAST 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF THE 4 NUMBERED GROUPS BELOW. INCLUDE AT LEAST 9 CREDITS FROM COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE.
  4. SELECT 1 GROUP FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW:
  5. SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVES TO TOTAL 33
    CREDITS SELECTED WITH ADVISER
    OTHER SPECIALIZED ELECTIVES INCLUDE 880-490, 880-491, 880-494, 880-496, 880-498 AND 880-499
  6. MAJOR WRITING REQUIREMENT IS SATISFIED BY SOC 880-390 OR 880-475 OR 880-478
  7. COMPUTER LITERACY AND STATISTICS ARE SATISFIED BY SOC 880-476

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

SOCIOLOGY (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 CREDITS

  1. EDFD 423-212, 424-425 AND C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. C&I 437-430
  5. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  6. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  7. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496

MAJOR - 33 CREDITS

  1. SOC 880-140 AND 880-476
  2. SOC 880-390 OR 880-475 (THE COURSE NOT SELECTED BECOMES AN ELECTIVE)
  3. SELECT AT LEAST 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF THE 4 NUMBERED GROUPS BELOW
  4. SELECT 12 ELECTIVE CREDITS IN SOCIOLOGY EXCEPT COURSE 880-105

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

CRIMINAL JUSTICE EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 54 CREDITS

  1. SOC 880-140, 880-276 AND 880-476
  2. SOC 880-390 OR 880-475 (THE COURSE NOT SELECTED BECOMES AN ELECTIVE)
  3. SELECT AT LEAST 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF THE 4 NUMBERED GROUPS BELOW. INCLUDE AT LEAST 9 CREDITS FROM COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR ABOVE.
  4. SELECT 4 COURSES FROM:
  5. SELECT 3 COURSES FROM (CANNOT COUNT BOTH 880-355 & 840-355; COURSES CREDITED TOWARD AREA 1 CANNOT BE CREDITED TOWARD AREA 2):
  6. SELECT 1 GROUP FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW:
  7. SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVES TO TOTAL 30 CREDITS SELECTED WITH ADVISER OTHER SPECIALIZED ELECTIVES INCLUDE 880-490, 880-491, 880-494, 880-496, 880-498 AND 880-499
  8. NO MORE THAN 15 CREDITS FROM ANY ONE DEPARTMENT MAY BE USED IN THIS MAJOR.
  9. MAJOR WRITING REQUIREMENT IS SATISFIED BY SOC 880-390 OR 880-475 OR 880-478
  10. COMPUTER LITERACY AND STATISTICS ARE SATISFIED BY SOC 880-476

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD SOCIOLOGY I EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40-41 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  10. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496

MAJOR - 54 CREDITS

  1. THE 33 CRED SOCIOLOGY OPTION INCLUDES SOC 880-140 AND 880-476
  2. SOC 880-390 OR 880-475 (THE COURSE NOT SELECTED BECOMES AN ELECTIVE)
  3. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM THE 4 GROUPS LISTED BELOW
  4. SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVES TO TOTAL 33 CREDITS SELECTED WITH ADVISER OTHER SPECIALIZED ELECTIVES INCLUDE 880-490, 880-491, 880-494, 880-496, 880-498 AND 880-499
  5. SELECT 12 ELECTIVE CREDITS IN SOCIOLOGY EXCEPT COURSE 880-105
  6. SELECT 21 CREDITS FROM AT LEAST 2 OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPTS

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD SOCIOLOGY II EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40-41 CREDITS

  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
  5. C&I 437-430
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 230-213 OR 230-324 RLS
  8. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  10. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496

MAJOR - 54 CREDITS

  1. THE 21 CRED SOCIOLOGY OPTION INCLUDES SOC 880-140
  2. SOC 880-390 OR 880-475 OR 880-476
  3. SELECT 15 CREDITS FROM AT LEAST 2 OF THE 4 GROUPS IN SOCIOLOGY
  4. SELECT 33 CREDITS FROM AT LEAST 3 OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPTS EXCLUDING CORE COURSES

MINORS

SOCIOLOGY

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. SOC 880-140
  2. SELECT ONE COURSE FROM SOC 880-390 OR 880-475 OR 880-476
  3. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF 3 GROUPS BELOW:
  4. SELECT CREDITS FROM COURSES NOT CHOSEN IN REQUIREMENT 3 TO TOTAL 21 CRED FOR MINOR

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Ron Berger, Coordinator

The Criminal Justice Minor is an interdisciplinary field of study that integrates career-development goals with a liberal arts curriculum. The Minor consists primarily of social and behavioral science courses that will enhance students' understanding of the nature and causes of criminal and delinquent behavior and the operation of the criminal justice system in the United States. It will help prepare students to pursue careers in law enforcement (local, state, and federal), adult and juvenile probation and parole, correctional counseling and group home work, private security, and criminal justice research.

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. SELECT 5 COURSES FROM:
  2. SELECT 3 COURSES FROM (CANNOT COUNT BOTH 880-355 & 840-355; COURSES CREDITED TOWARD AREA 1 CANNOT BE CREDITED TOWARD AREA 2):
  3. NO MORE THAN 12 CREDITS FROM ANY ONE DEPARTMENT MAY BE USED IN THIS MINOR.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



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