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Sociology

Sociology is the study of group life. It combines scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of urban and rural life, family patterns and relationships, social change, inter-group relations, social class, environment, technology and communications, health care and illness, social movements, community responses to disasters, and pressing contemporary social issues.



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Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with an emphasis in Sociology

Bachelor degree programs are designed to prepare students for employment, or graduate school, in their chosen field.

Typically a bachelor degree program is 120 credits (four years).

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as the specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Specific requirements for GERs in Social Science are listed below. Students must select one primary and two secondary concentration areas. The degree must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

The Student Assessment Portfolio Program (SAP): The SAP in Social Science is a portfolio assessment requirement for degree completion. The following related course is taken in the freshman or sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the fall semester of the student's senior year:

  • SSCI S210, First Portfolio Review

Specific requirements of the portfolio are available from the Assessment Coordinator for the Social Sciences SAP.

Minimum credit hours120
General Education Requirement35
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
STATS107Survey of Statistics4
MATHS107College Algebra4
Social Science Skills*
SSCIS101Self, Culture and Society3
SSCIS102Reading/Writing in the Social Sciences2
SSCIS210First Portfolio Review Class1
World Language Recommendation8
___S__Language courses**8
**8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language 
Electives23-25
___S__Advisor-approved electives
Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
Secondary Concentration Requirements30-31
*Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better
Social Science Primary Concentrations
Choose one. If a course is taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in same discipline must be taken to fulfill the primary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*18
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Economics
Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics3
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
ECONS__Electives*12-13
*At least 9 credits must be upper division.
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ECONS321Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECONS324Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
 
Government/Political Science
Primary Concentration Requirements24
GOVTS___Electives*18
SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
*At least 12 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Primary Concentration Requirements24
HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
HISTS__Any two 100/200 level history courses except HIST 1336
HISTS__Any two 300/400 level history courses*6
*Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
select both**
HISTS131U.S. History I3
HISTS132U.S. History II3
or both
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
**Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
Psychology
Primary Concentration Requirements24
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
PSYS__Any one 200 level psychology course18
*12 credits must be upper division.
Sociology24
Primary Emphasis Requirements
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS300Research Methods in Social Science3
SOCS__Electives*18
*At least 15 credits must be upper division.
Social Science Secondary Concentrations
Choose two disciplines different from your primary concentration area and complete 15-16 credit course sequencing for both. If course taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in the same discipline must be taken to fulfill the secondary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
Anthropology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS__Electives*12
*At least 9 credits must be upper division.
Economics
Secondary Emphasis Requirements15-16
ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macro3
ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Micro3
ECONS__Electives*9-10
*At least 6 credits must be upper division.
Government/Political Science
Secondary Emphasis Requirements15
GOVTS___Electives15
*At least 6 credits must be upper division
Select one from the following (3 credits)
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
History
Secondary Emphasis Requirements15
select both* 
HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II3
or both*
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
or both
HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
HISTS__Electives**9
*Courses selected must not be taken as GERs.
**Minimum of 6 credits must be upper-division. HIST S133 will not be counted toward this degree
 
Psychology
Secondary Concentration Requirements15
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS__Electives*12
*6 credits must be upper division
Sociology
Secondary Emphasis Requirements15
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS__Electives12

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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SOC Classes: Fall - 2014


An overview to the essentials of sociology, including its theories and methodology. Explores the relationship between the individual, culture and society, examining how cultural and social forces influence personal experience and group behavior.

Prerequisite: ENGL S110 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79516KD1William Urquhart Ii
PAUL515
Wednesday
9:00a - 10:20a
9/2 - 12/13
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
9:00a - 10:20a
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Students in Ketchikan are invited to attend class on campus. Requires access to internet, email, MSWord and microphone/headset. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80346J01Lora Vess
EG112
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Examines the behavior of individuals in social situations and why they behave, think and feel as they do in the presence of others. Includes research methods, social perceptions and inferences, stereotyping and prejudice, aggression, attitudes, conformity, obedience, group processes, social and environmental influences on behavior.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or SOC S101 and upper division standing, or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80348J01Amanda Sesko
EG224
Mon, Wed
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Medical sociology studies medicine as a social institution. It involves the use of medical settings to investigate areas such as organizational structure, role relationships, and role conflicts, and the attitudes and values of persons involved in health care transactions.

Prerequisite: SOC S101.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80350J01Lora Vess
EG218
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

In-depth exploration of a major timely topic in applied or theoretical sociology. Topics may include substance abuse, human sexuality, and religion. May be repeated for credit when content differs.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79518KD1William Urquhart Ii
PAUL515
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:20p
9/2 - 12/13
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:20p
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web with required live online meetings. Students in Ketchikan are invted to attend class on campus. Requires access to internet, email, MSWord and microphone/headset. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $723 (additional charges may apply)

Course familiarizes students with the sociological discipline concerning gender issues in contemporary society. Helps students connect their own gender experiences with the social and political world. Examines the differential treatment of men and women in most societies, and its significance in the lives of individuals within the context of particular structural or institutional arrangements. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80351J01Lora Vess
EL211
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

A sociological analysis of the principles and processes that shape relationships among racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Focus is on the relations among dominant and subordinate groups in the society, using sociological theory to understand the structural factors in intergroup relations.

Prerequisite: SOC S101 and one upper-division sociology class, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79520KD1Katarzyna Polanska
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Delivered via web. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information. k

Tuition and fees: $723 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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