Offered in: Chicago
Sociology is the systematic study of human behavior or society, particularly its development, organization, and institutions. As a social science, it uses various empirical methods of inquiry to investigate and analyze social order, conflict, and change.
Many sociologists conduct research aimed at directly influencing social policy or at refining and applying the current body of sociological theory to empower community activists, working for justice. Subjects studied range from the micro level of individual behavior and agency to interaction between social groups both large and small to the macro level of social structures. Training in sociology is valued as preparation for graduate work in many professions, as well as careers in nonprofits, state and local government, and business.
The curriculum in Sociology has been designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of human society and to provide enough flexibility for students to pursue areas of individual career or personal interest.
Students may seek a bachelor's or master's degree in Sociology or may pursue the Accelerated BA/MA at Roosevelt University.
Sociology majors must complete at least 33 credit hours of work in the discipline. Transfer students must take a minimum of five courses (15 credit hours) in Sociology at Roosevelt University, including at least 12 credit hours at the 300 level. All majors must complete the core courses listed below.
Minimum grade of C- in the major, with an overall GPA of 2.0
|SOC 101||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||3|
|Select One of the Following||3|
|CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES|
|CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ISSUES|
|CONTEMPORARY URBAN ISSUES|
|SOC 290||THE RESEARCH PROCESS||3|
|SOC 303||THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIOLOGY||3|
|Select up to three courses at the 200 level 1||0-9|
|SUMMER IN THE CITY|
|SPORTS AND SOCIETY|
|THE SOCIOLOGY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIETY|
|MCDONALDIZATION OF SOCIETY|
|SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL|
|Select at least four courses at the 300 level||12-21|
|RACE & THE CITY|
|THE SOCIOLOGY OF INEQUALITY|
|BLACK & WHITE RACIAL IDENTITY|
|RACE, GENDER & THE MASS MEDIA|
|RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS|
|WHITENESS IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY|
|SOCIOLOGY OF DEATH, DYING & LOSS|
|PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX|
|GENDER, POWER, & THE BODY|
|SOCIAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE|
|General Education, University Writing Requirement, and Electives|
|Courses to total 120||87|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
Must be 300 level, chosen with an advisor, that specifically addresses social inequality
For further details about programs and courses in Sociology or to set up an appointment to discuss the program, please contact: Pamela M. Robert, chair and associate professor of Sociology, at (312)341-3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Education Requirements
|Academic Communities of Practice|
|ACP 101||FIRST YEAR SEMINAR 1||3|
|ACP 110||PRIMARY TEXTS||3|
|ACP 250||GROUNDS FOR CHANGE||3|
|English Composition 2|
|ENG 101||COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING||3|
|ENG 102||COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH||3|
|Select 9 credits from the following subject areas: African-American Studies, Art History, English (excluding ENG 101 and ENG 102), History, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Speech and Women's and Gender Studies||9|
|MATH 110||QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (or above) 3||3|
|Non-Western course (can be used for Humanities or Social Sciences general education requirements)||3|
|RU mission-related course 2|
|LIBS 201||WRITING SOCIAL JUSTICE||3|
|One biological science and one physical science required (at least one must be a four-hour lab (not applicable for science majors)||7-8|
|Select 9 credits from the following subject areas: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies||9|
|Total Credit Hours||49-50|
Required for students who enter RU with fewer than 12 credit hours
Minimum grade of C- required
Math, Computer Science & Technology, and Science majors have different requirements--see advisor
These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences:
- Students may apply no more than 60 credit hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
- Students must apply no fewer than 60 credit hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
- Students must have at least 18 credit hours (of the 60 credit hours above) at the 300 level.
- Students may transfer in no more than 66 credit hours from community colleges.
- Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University. Note that some majors have additional requirements for RU hours.
- Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate. Note that some majors have additional GPA requirements.
- Students must have a minimum of 90 hours in Arts and Sciences.
- Students may apply no more than 51 hours in the major (BA) or 57 hours in the major (BS)