The Social Justice and Policy Concentration

A minimum of 33 semester hours is required for the concentration in Social Justice & Policy.

This concentration is designed for the student who is interested in applying sociological theory and research to an understanding of social policy and its applications.

It prepares the student for advanced study or careers in such areas as:

urban planning
local government
human services

Required courses: (18 credits)

101 Survey of Sociology
106 Social Problems and Social Policy
200W Classical Sociological Theory
201 Research Methods
202 Quantitative Analysis
455W Senior Seminar-Sociology

Nine credits from the following:

208 Racial and Ethnic Groups
215 Sociology of Media: From Print to Social Media
217 Protest and Social Movements
220 Environmental Sociology
222 Intro to Peace and Justice
225 Family Systems
305 Person and Society
309 Social Stratification

Six credits from the following:

315 Sociology and the Life Course
318 Sociology of the City
404 The Social Landscape: Place, Space and Society
408 Population
409 Correctional Policy and Practice
415 Health, Illness and Social Policy
416 Minorities and Public Policy
421 Criminal Justice Policy
440 Family and Policy
450 Fieldwork