Department of Sociology Courses, Requirements and Opportunities

The WSU Sociology Department offers courses at Pullman, Vancouver and the Tri-Cities Campuses, as well as online. Major and Minor programs are available at Pullman and Vancouver. Courses at all campuses may also contribute to a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, and some sociology courses meet program requirements for interdisciplinary areas of study, such as Public Affairs, Women’s Studies, and Criminal Justice.

 

Majoring in Sociology

Students majoring in Sociology are required to take 31 hours of Sociology course work, and must maintain a C average in their Sociology courses. The 31 hours include five required core courses, five additional Sociology course electives, and 24 hours of coursework in related areas.

  • 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • 310 Development of Social Theory (3 credits)
  • 317 (M) Research Methods in Sociology (3 credits) Requirement for Pullman Majors
  • 320 : Introduction to Social Research (3 credit hours) Requirement for Vancouver Majors
  • 321 Quantitative Techniques in Sociology I (4 credits)
  • Capstone Experience (choose one of the following):
    • Soc 495 (M) Capstone: Internship (3 credits)
    • Soc 496 (M) Capstone: Service (3 credits) Only available at Pullman
    • Soc 497 (M) Capstone: Research Practicum (3 credits)
  • 15 hours of Sociology electives
  • 24 hours of courses in related fields of study
    • Please contact our academic advisors for a list of courses in related fields of study.

 

Minoring in Sociology

Students minoring in Sociology are required to take 18 hours of Sociology course work and must maintain a C average. The 18 hours includes two required courses and four additional Sociology electives.

  • 101 : Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • 320 : Introduction to Social Research (3 credit hours) Requirement for Pullman and Vancouver Minors
  • 12 hours of Sociology electives (9 hours in 300-400 level courses)

 

Syllabi for Spring 2016 Sociology Courses

 

Syllabi for Summer 2016 Sociology Courses