Why study Sociology at Juniata College?

Sociology helps you to develop an understanding about how social institutions like politics, economics, religion, and family shape our society and your own life experience. By exploring the writings of important social thinkers, like C. Wright Mills, Randall Collins, and Karl Marx, you will gain a better understanding of today's social issues and challenges.

As a sociology POE, you will collaborate closely with faculty and other students in small, proficiency-based classes and independent studies. Most introductory classes have fewer than 30 students, while upper level classes have between 5 and 15 students. Students participate in a wide array of internship and service learning opportunities, including the exciting possibility of an international internship. This allows students to build a strong foundation for graduate school or for a host of possible career pursuits with courses in the core of sociology. 

Sociology

Department: Sociology

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
 
S
 
SO 203 Minority Experience
3
SO 101 or AN 151
S
 
SO 204 American Families
3
SO 101 or AN 151
S
 
SW 231 Social Problems & Social Welfare
3
SO 101 or PY 101
S
 
ND.SS 214 Statistics for Social Science
4
 
S
QS
ND.SS 215 Social Science Research Methods
4
ND.SS 214
S
 
SO 305 Gender & Society
3
SO 101 or PY 101 or permission
S
 
SO 302 Social Deviance and Criminology
3
SO 101 or AN 151
S
 
SO 320 Wealth, Power & Society
3
SO 101 & So, JR, SR standing
S
CW
SO 401 Senior Seminar
3
Senior standing with POE in SO or seniors with permission
S
 

Total credit hours = 32

Select any 16 hours of courses of which 9 hours must be in upper level courses from the following list:

AN 151 Introduction to Anthropology
3
 
SI
 
SW 221 The Life Cycle
3
SO 101 or PY 101
S
 
SO 241 Child & Family Services
3
SO 101 or AN 151
S
 
SO 242 Aging & Society
3
SO 101 or AN 151
S
 
SO 244 Drugs & Society
3
SO 101 & sophomore standing
S
 
AN 234 Constructing Race & Ethnicity
3
AN 151 or AN 254
S
CA
SW 333 Social Welfare Policies & Services
3
SW 231 & ND.SS 215
S
 
SO 335 Social Change
3
SO 101 & sophomore standing
S
CW
SO 350 Social Movements
3
SO 101 & sophomore standing
S
 
SO 399 Special Topics
1-4
prerequisites or corequisites may apply
S
 
SO 492 Sociology Internship
2-9
permission
S
 
SO 495 Internship Research/Seminar
2-6
permission
S
 
PY 406 Advanced Statistics for Psychology
4
ND.SS 214
S
Q
PACS 110 Introduction to Peace & Conflict Studies
4
 
I
 
HS 490 Philadelphia Urban Semester Int.
2-12
permission
H
 
PS 490 Legal & Public Affairs Internship
2-9
permission
S
 
PS 491 Washington Internship
2-9
permission
S
 
PS 492 Harrisburg-Legislative Internship
2-9
permission
S
 

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updated 4.15