Sociology

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell College students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2012-2013 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 Sociology Major Elective** 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & EN 120 by placement) 3 Core: Social Science (not AN 225) 3
Core: MA 112 Concept of Mathematics 3 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills 3
Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3 Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: Social Science – SO 101 Intro. to Sociology 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Sociology Major Elective** 3 Sociology Major Elective** 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Biological or Physical Science 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Sociology Major Elective** 3 SO 236 Sociological Theory 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Sociology Major Elective** 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
SO 487: Field Internship*** 3 SO 346 Methods of Social Research II 3
SO 344 Methods of Social Research I 3 Sociology Major Elective** 3
Sociology Major Elective** 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.
**Among the minimum seven sociology electives required, up to two may include: CJxxx, CO 312 or PS 314.
***Students must complete an internship in consultation with their faculty advisor and the Office of Career Planning and Development. Students will work 120 hours at the internship site and complete related academic assignments. Internship may be completed in the summer and credited in the fall semester.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits
GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C


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