May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Sociology, B.A.

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Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in sociology will:

  1. Think critically; write in a clear, organized and grammatical way; make effective oral presentations.
    1. Synthesize and present sociological material in a coherent fashion.
    2. Employ evidence in presenting or making arguments.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the core ideas of Sociology.
    1. Competently use basic ideas such as social structure, institution, culture, ideology, identity, stratification, social change, status, norm and socialization.
    2. Demonstrate familiarity with key facts and generalizations about social institutions such as family, education, health care, economy, and political system.
  3. Be familiar with different forms of evidence used in social analysis; understand both quantitative and qualitative analysis; demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues that arise in the course of research.
    1. Identify multiple forms of evidence available for social analysis.
    2. Interpret two-variable and three-variable tables.
    3. Understand correlation, causation, and their difference.
    4. Collect and analyze qualitative data.
    5. Understand professional codes of ethics, including confidentiality, informed consent, and minimization of risk to research participants.
  4. Develop an understanding of how to prepare for professional life after graduation from TU.
    1. Research occupations and/or graduate school degrees and programs.
    2. Learn to use resources provided by Career Services
    3. Explain one’s potential value to employers.

Tulsa Curriculum and First Year Experience (51-53 hours)

Core Curriculum and First Year Experience (26-28 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)

Sociology Major Requirements (30 hours)

Sociology Electives (18 hours)

Eighteen additional hours, with 15 hours at 3000-4000 level, to be chosen with faculty advisor’s approval. SOC 2133 /WS 2133  is an approved lower-level major elective.

Required Minor (12 hours)

Students must choose, with the advisor’s approval, at least 12 hours in a minor field, 6 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. Some minors require more than 12 hours.

General Electives (25-27 hours)

Total: 120 hours

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