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Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Department

BA - Sociology, Concentration in Community Change

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements39
Of the 51 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Requirement of the Major42
Core Courses27
SOCI 001. Introduction to SociologyD13
SOCI 080. Social ProblemsD33
SOCI 100W. Writing WorkshopZ3
SOCI 101. Social Theory3
SOCI 104. Quantitative Research Methods3
SOCI 105. Qualitative Research Methods3
SOCI 116. Global SocietyD33
Complete one course from:
SOCI 015. Statistical Applications in the Social SciencesB43
SOCI 102. Introduction to Statistics3
UNVS 015C or UNVS 016C may be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major through the Summer 2014.
Complete one course from:
SOCI 104B. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods3
SOCI 105B. Advanced Qualitative Research Methods3
SOCI 181B. Sociology Career Capstone3
Community Change Concentration15
SOCI 163. Social Change3
Complete two course from:
SOCI 057. Community Involvement and Personal GrowthE3
SOCI 160. Immigration and Identity3
SOCI 164. Social Action3
SOCI 165. Poverty, Wealth and Privilege3
Complete two course from:
SOCI 118. Sociology of Human Rights and Social Justice3
SOCI 120. Contemporary Social Issues3
SOCI 146. Work, Power, and Leisure3
SOCI 161. City Life3
SOCI 162. Race and Ethnic RelationsS3
SOCI 166. Medical Sociology3
SOCI 169. Political Sociology3
SOCI 171. Person and Society3
SOCI 199H. Senior Honors Thesis1-4
University Electives37
A minor is strongly recommended.

Total Units:120

SOCI 180, SOCI 196, and SOCI 199H may be applied to the major when they have direct relevance to the concentration; such relevance is determined by approval of an advisor.