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Major

The sociology major at St. Kate’s affords you a great deal of flexibility within the discipline, giving you the freedom to choose courses that most interest you.

See below for a sample course sequence. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor your courses to fit your individual needs.

First Year

Fall

  • SOCI: Principles and Concepts
  • CORE: The Reflective Woman*
  • HIST: History course*
  • LANG: Foreign language course*

Spring

  • SOCI: Sociology elective
  • ENGL: English literature course*
  • BIOL/PHYS: Lab science course*
  • LANG: Foreign language course*

Sophomore

Fall

  • SOCI: Sociology elective
  • THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
  • LANG: Foreign language course*
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity*
  • Elective

Spring

  • SOCI: Sociology elective
  • ECON/MATH/PSYC: Statistics course*
  • ART/MUS: Fine arts course*
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity*
  • Elective

Junior

Fall

  • SOCI: Research Methods
  • WOST/CRST: Women’s studies or critical studies of race and ethnicity course*
  • THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
  • Elective

Spring

  • SOCI: Sociology elective
  • THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
  • Elective
  • Elective

Senior

Fall

  • SOCI: Sociology elective
  • CORE: Global Search for Justice*
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring

  • SOCI: Social Theory
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Internship (recommended)

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

Additional recommended work

We recommend the following supplementary course work:

  • Sociology international study
  • Independent study
  • Internship or research
  • Courses in history, political science, psychology and women’s studies

Writing requirements

Sociology majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing SOCI 3700: Social Theory. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice and another writing-intensive course in another department).