MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY WITH SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EMPHASIS

Students earning an emphasis in Sustainable Community Development examine issues of inequality and social transformation in the local, regional, and global communities in order to bring marginalized groups back to the table (or maybe to the table for the first time), but it is about building dialogue and collaboration across groups. The Sustainable Community Development focus prepares students with applied sociological fieldwork and service learning engagements in order to prepare change-agents who, as advocates for the marginalized, can serve as catalysts for change through their experience addressing social inequalities.

(B.A. degree) Thirty-six hours required in Sociology including: SOC 111 or SOC 118, SOC 302, SOC 395, SOC 397, and SOC 450. The Sustainable Community Development emphasis requires students to take 12 hours in Sustainable Community Development courses including SOC 400 and SOC 408, and six additional hours from the following courses: SOC 211, SOC 220, SOC 306, SOC 335, SOC 355, SOC 365, SOC 405, SOC 415, SOC 420, SOC 435, and SOC 460. The department recommends (but does not require) the following courses for majors with a Sustainable Community Development emphasis: SOC 306, SOC 405, SOC 420, and SOC 460.

Required Courses:
SOC 111 (Principles of Sociology), or SOC 118 (Cultural Diversity)
SOC 302 (Classical Sociological Theory)
SOC 395 (Qualitative Research Methods)
SOC 397 (Statistical Methods in Sociology)
SOC 400 (Community Development)
SOC 408 (Applied Sociology)
SOC 450 (Senior Seminar)

Electives (12 additional hours):
SOC 211 (Community)
SOC 220 (Equality and Social Justice)
SOC 306 (Social Movements and Social Change)*
SOC 335 (Sociology of Appalachia)
SOC 355 (Environment and Sustainability)
SOC 365 (Education for Social Change)
SOC 405 (Development and Globalization)*
SOC 415 (Food and Society)
SOC 420 (Research Methods for Community Change)*
SOC 435 (Social Justice Through Folk Music)
SOC 460 (Internship in Applied Sociology)*
*Denotes recommended courses

MINOR IN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

A minor in Sustainable Community Development requires eighteen semester hours in Sociology, including SOC 111 or SOC 118, SOC 400, and SOC 408. Choose nine additional hours from the following courses: SOC 211, SOC 220, SOC 306, SOC 335, SOC 355, SOC 365, SOC 405, SOC 415, SOC 420, SOC 435, and SOC 460. The department recommends (but does not require) SOC 306, SOC 405, SOC 420, and SOC 460 from the above list for Sustainable Community Development minors.

Required Courses:
SOC 111 (Principles of Sociology), or SOC 118 (Cultural Diversity)
SOC 400 (Community Development)
SOC 408 (Applied Sociology)

Electives (9 additional hours):
SOC 211 (Community)
SOC 220 (Equality and Social Justice)
SOC 306 (Social Movements and Social Change)*
SOC 335 (Sociology of Appalachia)
SOC 355 (Environment and Sustainability)
SOC 365 (Education for Social Change)
SOC 405 (Development and Globalization)*
SOC 415 (Food and Society)
SOC 420 (Research Methods for Community Change)*
SOC 435 (Social Justice Through Folk Music)
SOC 460 (Internship in Applied Sociology)*
*Denotes recommended courses