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Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Department

BA - Sociology, Concentration in Race and Ethnic Studies


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements38
Core Lower Division General Education24
Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement0
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Preparation for the Major3
Complete one course from:
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and Government3
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Requirements of the Major42-43
Core Courses27
SOCI 001. Introduction to SociologyD13
SOCI 015. Statistical Applications in the Social SciencesB43
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 104B. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods3
SOCI 105B. Advanced Qualitative Research Methods3
SOCI 181B. Sociology Career Capstone3
Additional Requirements15
Concentration Core3
SOCI 162. Race and Ethnic RelationsS3
Race and Ethnic Studies Breadth12
Complete one course from each of the following areas
Area 1- Asian American Studies:3
AAS 125. Filipino Experience in the United States3
AAS 133. Introduction to Social Issues in Planning4
AAS 160. Asian American Women3
AAS 175. Asian American CommunitiesS3
AAS 186. The Vietnamese Experience in America3
AAS 187. Multiracial Asian Americans Experience3
Area 2- African American Studies:3
AFAM 105. Health Issues in the African-American Community3
AFAM 112. New Faces in the African-American Community3
AFAM 120. Sociological Analysis of African-American Communities3
AFAM 125. The Black Family3
AFAM 134. Martin L. King and the Civil Rights Movement3
Area 3- Mexican American Studies:3
MAS 115. Chicana/o Families3
MAS 120. Political Economy and Chicana/o Communities3
MAS 125. Chicana/o Community Studies3
MAS 127. Chicanas/os and the Criminal Justice System3
MAS 130. Chicanas and Chicanos in American SocietyS3
MAS 135. Contemporary Chicana/o Issues3
Area 4- Native American Studies:3
ANTH 164. Prehistory of North America3
ANTH 175. Anthropology of Native America3
ANTH 176. Indians of California3
ANTH 179. Anthropology of Mexico3
University Electives36-37
A minor is strongly recommended.

Total Units:120