College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2015-2016 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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3 MAT114 Notes
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.
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 (MTHPLACE 30+; ALEKS 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Notes: Taking the Math Foundation in the first academic year is highly recommended to avoid delay of degree completion.
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4 ENG105 Notes
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (English Placement score >= 30, or high school core GPA >= 3.0) or Corequisite: ENG 107
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Notes: Taking the ENG Foundation in the first academic year is highly recommended to avoid delay of degree completion.
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 2018 Spring 2019
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 MAT114 Notes
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.
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 (MTHPLACE 30+; ALEKS 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Notes: Taking the Math Foundation in the first academic year is highly recommended to avoid delay of degree completion.
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4 ENG105 Notes
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (English Placement score >= 30, or high school core GPA >= 3.0) or Corequisite: ENG 107
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Notes: Taking the ENG Foundation in the first academic year is highly recommended to avoid delay of degree completion.
3. LIBSTSAS Liberal Studies (SAS) Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
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
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. Course fee required.
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 2018 Spring 2019
2. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
-Option B-
STA270 Applied Statistics 3
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. This course will fulfill either the Mathematics foundation requirement or a Science Applied Science liberal studies distribution block requirement. If you have already fulfilled your Mathematics foundation requirement, this course will fulfill a Science Applied Science liberal studies distribution block requirement. 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 (MTHPLACE 40+; ALEKS 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
2. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
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Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SOCELECTIVE Sociology Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
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 or STA 270) and Senior status
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
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) SOC 101 (3)
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



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

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.