UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Sociology


Peter A. Remender, Chairperson
Department Office: Swart 317
Department Telephone: 920-424-2030

Code 92 or SOC

I. FACULTY

Grzyb, Martin, Remender, Smith, Stark

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Sociology can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program. However, students who complete a major in our Department may wish to consider advanced study at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in these programs: the Master of Business Administration program, the Master of Public Administration or Master of Science in Education-Counseling programs.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. THE GOAL(S)

The curricular goals of the Department of Sociology are established upon the principle of active learning. Through active engagement in learning, students will be challenged to: (1) become increasingly sophisticated in the formulation and application of sociological analyses, and (2) continually refine their practical skills of sociological inquiry. Building upon this principle, the curricular goals of the Sociology Department are that sociology majors will:

1. Understand the complex character of social reality.

2. Comprehend the interdependent influence of culture and social structure.

3. Analyze society at the macroscopic and microscopic levels.

4. Comprehend the reciprocal relationship between individuals and society.

5. Become aware of the internal diversity of American society and its place in the international context.

6. Obtain competence in the use of basic concepts in sociology.

7. Understand and appreciate the role of core concepts and theories in sociology.

8. Establish methodological competence.

9. Study selected areas in depth.

10. Identify implications and applications of sociological principles by means of internships or research projects.

The Sociology Faculty endorses teaching and learning strategies which result simultaneously in the attainment of these curricular goals and the following specific skills:

1. The ability to think critically and analytically about social situations, problems and issues.

2. The ability to identify and analyze value orientations in social relations and institutions.

3. The ability to effectively adapt appropriate methodological strategies to specific problems and contexts.

4. The ability to use computers appropriately and effectively in the conduct of sociological analysis.

5. The ability to appropriately and effectively use basic statistics.

6. The ability to appropriately and effectively use basic observational and interpretive skills.

7. The ability to communicate the results of sociological analysis clearly and effectively.

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers one major: 1) Sociology.

Within the Sociology Major, the Department offers a major emphasis: 1) Industrial/ Organizational Studies

Comment:

Completion of the Sociology major fulfills the Ethnic Studies requirement.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers two minor(s): 1) Sociology; 2) Sociology - Elementary Education

Comment:

The Department of Sociology offers courses that encourage students to think more carefully about the social relationships they experience and observe. These courses aid the student in thinking more clearly about interpersonal relationships, social organization, the nature of modern society, and how to put this knowledge into practice. New majors must be prepared for a challenging intellectual experience.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Sociology major or minor. Refer to the following for complete major/minor course requirements.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

None

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

Recommended for students who seek a broad social science background at the bachelor's level as preparation for graduate work and work in the areas of teaching, general management, the helping professions, survey and market research, law and theology.

Required Credits: 36 minimum

Required Courses: Sociology 92-101, 92-280, 92-281, 92-381, 92-303 or 92-305

See paragraphs following for courses required in specific emphases.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings in Sociology to meet the Minimum Requirement.

Substitutions: Courses may be substituted with the counsel and permission of a faculty advisor and the Department chairperson. Flexibility is encouraged.

A. Industrial/Organizational Studies emphasis

Recommended for students who are interested in the analysis and interpretation of social behavior in organizations. A required internship will integrate academic study and work experience to provide both career orientation and preparation for graduate studies.

Required Credits: 36 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to all required courses for this Major:

Sociology 92-337, 92-361, 92-467

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings in Sociology to meet the Minimum Requirement.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. SOCIOLOGY MINOR

Recommended for students who are majoring in Business Administration, or disciplines within the natural and physical sciences, social sciences or humanities.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses: Sociology 92-101

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings in Sociology to meet the Minimum Requirement.

Comment:

Students who complete the electives specified above may be eligible for 92-467, Internship in Sociology, 1-8 credits.

2. SOCIOLOGY-ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MINOR

Recommended for students who desire a strong background in sociology. This minor can be taken only in combination with an Elementary Education major.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses: Sociology 92-101, 92-151, 18 credits of sociology electives

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Last Updated July 1, 1999