College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Sociology, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOC101 Introduction To Sociology 3
Description: Basic concepts and interpretations of human action; significance of a sociological perspective on the human experience. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOC201 Dvlpmt Of Sociological Thought 3 SOC201 Notes
Description: Traces the development of sociological thought and its relationship to contemporary sociological theory. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 101H or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: To make sufficient progress this course is strongly recommended the second semester of the freshman year.
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. LIBSTSAS Liberal Studies (SAS) Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3 SOCELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from Sociology courses that do not fulfill specific requirements
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: Discuss the selection of your minor with your academic advisor or consult the catalog.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: This can be any course offered at the University so take a course for fun, or to build additional skills or....
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3 SOCELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from Sociology courses that do not fulfill specific requirements
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: Discuss the selection of your minor with your academic advisor or consult the catalog.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOC355W Research Methods 3 SOC355W Notes
Description: Examines inductive and deductive approaches to scientific inquiry. Exercises in hypothesis construction and testing, research design, collection and analysis of social data, and written presentation of research results. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (SOC 201 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) or International Exchange Student
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: Course satisfies the Junior Level Writing Requirement (JLW) for this major.
2. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3 SOCELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from Sociology courses that do not fulfill specific requirements
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: Discuss the selection of your minor with your academic advisor or consult the catalog.
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: You choose from any course at the university that you have the prerequisites for...
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
SOC365 Social Statistics 3
Description: Statistical techniques as they apply to the description and analysis of social data. Measures of central tendency, dispersion, and association together with appropriate inferential tests. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
STA270 Applied Statistics 3 STA270 Notes
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NOT for Mathematics majors. (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 40+; MATHC 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Notes: May be used to meet Liberal Studies requirement
2. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3 SOCELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from Sociology courses that do not fulfill specific requirements. Discuss SOC 408 for internship credit with an academic advisor.
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3 SOCELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from Sociology courses that do not fulfill specific requirements.
2. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3 SOCELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from Sociology courses that do not fulfill specific requirements.
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Submit graduation application during 7th term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3 SOCELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from Sociology courses that do not fulfill specific requirements
2. SOC498C Senior Seminar 3
Description: Integrates theory and practice, with emphasis on historical and contemporary developments. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SOC 101, SOC 201, SOC 355W, SOC 365 and Senior status
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Sociology is an academic program in the liberal arts tradition that emphasizes your development of critical skills (such as writing, analysis, research, and human relations) in the context of in-depth study of human social behavior and the dynamics of human societies. This program provides you with a great deal of flexibility to focus on special areas of interest, and internships are available in a variety of settings.  

You may use individualized coursework toward your Sociology Degree with prior written approval from your Sociology faculty advisor and the Sociology Department Chair and may use only individualized coursework with a SOC prefix. You cannot take more than 6 units of SOC 485 or SOC 497. Individualized coursework includes the following:  SOC 408 (Field Work 1-12 units maximum), SOC 485 (Undergraduate Research 1-6 units maximum), SOC 497 (Independent Study 1-6 units maximum) and SOC 466 (Legislative Internship 1-12 units maximum). Additional units over 6 units of SOC 466 and SOC 408 may be used to fulfill general electives.

All 36 units required for the major must be earned with a grade of "C" or higher. While you are not required to repeat a class where you earned a "D" you must have the total of 36 units of Sociology courses with a grade of "C" or above.

You should take no more than 6 units of Sociology courses as web-based courses. Engagement with the community of Sociology majors and faculty is a critical component of your education, and participation in the Sociology Learning Community is best achieved by participating in face-to-face NAU courses.  

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Sociology and Social Work                     WEB Page: http://home.nau.edu/sociology
Social and Behavioral Sciences Building (Bldg. 65)   Room 330
PHONE: 928-523-2979            FAX:  928-523-6777
Department Chair: Dr. Kathleen Ferraro
Phone:     523-6554
EMAIL: Kathleen.Ferraro@nau.edu

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC SERVICES AND ADVISING     WEB Page: http://www.nau.edu/sbs/advising/
Social and Behavioral Sciences West Building (Bldg. 70)       Room 114
PHONE: 928-523-6540            FAX: 928-523-7185
EMAIL: sbs.advisor@nau.edu  

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.