Purposes

  • To provide students with understanding of social environments and patterns of human behavior. This knowledge is a foundation for many disciplines in addition to sociology, e.g., criminal justice, education, psychology, social work, ministry, business and international affairs.
  • To help students understand themselves and others in the context of local, national and world societies through the comparison of societies and cultures.
  • To prepare students to work with many populations and issues in a variety of settings in the United States and elsewhere in the world.
  • To provide students with the tools for study and analysis of the structure and functioning of social groups, social institutions, and societies.
  • To provide professional education for employment in the criminal justice systems and generalist social work practice, and the foundation for post-graduate study.

Tradition of Excellence

 A major in Sociology is foundational for the understanding of human society and social behavior. The graduate in Sociology is equipped for many human service positions and is prepared for post-graduate study in Sociology, which can lead to positions in higher education, research, business, and law.

Point Loma Nazarene University

Department of Sociology & Social Work

Sociology –General Sociology concentration

Recommended Sequence of Courses

(please see Sociology Major Course Requirements) 

 

 

 

Fall

 

Freshman

 

Spring

 

 

 

 

SOC101

 

 

Introduction to Sociology

 

units

3

 

SOC103

SOC201

SOC250

 

Social Problems (spring) or

Cultural Anthropology or

Sociology of the Family

 

units

3

 

 

 

 

 

Sophomore

 

 

 

 

 

SOC260

 

Sociological Analysis (fall)

 

3

 

SOC

 

elective*

 

3

 

SOC

 

elective*

 

3

 

MTH203

 

Introduction to Statistics – SPSS

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Junior

 

 

 

 

 

SOC415

 

Social Theory (fall)

 

3

 

SOC460

 

Social Research Methods

 and Design (spring)

 

4

 

SOC

 

elective*

 

3

 

SOC

 

elective*

 

3

 

SOC

 

elective*

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior

 

 

 

 

 

SOC476

 

Senior Seminar in Sociology (fall)***

 

3

 

SOC

 

elective*

 

3

 

 

 

elective**

 

3

 

 

 

elective**

 

3

All classes required for the major must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or above. Courses marked fall or spring are offered only in the term indicated. Courses marked odd or even are offered in alternate years.

*          Electives:  18 units of upper-division sociology courses from: 

SOC303 – Urban Issues (summer even)

SOC305 – Social Stratification (spring even)

SOC310 – Criminology (fall) or SOC314 - Juvenile Delinquency (spring)

SOC316 – Sociology of Aging (fall even)

SOC320 – Social Psychology

SOC321 – Social Philosophy

SOC330 – Development of Feminist Thought (spring even)

SOC350 – Urban Sociology (spring even)

SOC360 – Race and Ethnicity

SOC375 – African Cultures and Histories (fall odd)

SOC420 – Social Change (fall even)

SOC430 – Sociology of Religion (fall odd)

SOC444 – Globalization and Cultures (spring even)

SOC470 – Medical Sociology (spring odd)

SOC471 – Internship in Sociology

SOC475 – Sociology of Education (spring odd)

SOC490 – Special Topics in Sociology

SOC491 – Independent Study in Sociology

 

**        Electives:  6 units of upper-division courses from Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Social Work

  

Point Loma Nazarene University

Department of Sociology and Social Work

Sociology - Criminal Justice Concentration

Recommended Sequence of Courses

(please see Sociology Major Course Requirements)  

 

 

 

 

 

Fall

 

Freshman

 

Spring

 

 

 

 

Soc 101

 

 

Introduction to Sociology

 

units

3

 

 

Soc 209

 

 

Introduction to

Criminal Justice (spring)

 

units

3

 

 

 

 

 

Sophomore

 

 

 

 

 

Soc 260

 

Sociological Analysis (fall)

 

3

 

Soc 103

Soc 201

Soc 250

 

Social Problems (spring), or

Cultural Anthropology, or

Sociology of the Family

 

 

3

 

Math203

 

Intro to Statistics - SPSS

3

 

Pol 165

 

American Government (spring)

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

Junior

 

 

 

 

 

Soc 310

 

Criminology (fall)

 

3

 

Soc 460

 

Social Research Methods

 and Design (spring)

 

4

 

Soc 409

    or

Soc 410

 

Criminal Law (fall odd), or

Constitutional Foundations of  Criminal Justice (fall even)

 

 

3

 

Soc 360

 

Soc314

 

Race and Ethnicity

 

Juvenile Delinquency

(Rec. Elec.)                                       

 

  3

 

  3

 

Soc 415

 

Social Theory (fall)

 

3

 

Psy321

 

Abnormal Psychology

 

  3

 

 

 

 

 

Senior

 

 

 

 

 

Soc 409

     or

Soc 410

 

Criminal Law (fall odd), or

Constitutional Foundations of  Criminal Justice (fall even)

 

 

3

 

Soc 472

 

Internship

 

4

 

Soc 476

 

Senior Seminar (fall)

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All classes required for the major must be completed with a grade of a “C” (2.0) or better.

 

Courses marked fall or spring are offered only in fall or spring terms.  Courses marked odd or even are offered in alternate years.