General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Sociology for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Required Core Courses
SOC-100Introduction To Sociology3
SOC-211Sociological Research Methods3
SOC-212Introduction To Social Statistics3
SOC-245Writing Intensive Program: Social Inequalities3
SOC-335Sociological Theory3
SOC-342Sociology Internship Seminar 13
or SOC-351 Senior Seminar In Sociology
Electives in Sociology 221
Total Hours39
1

SOC-342 is Spring Semester and can be taken with SOC-345 for a total of 6 credits; SOC-351 is Fall Semester.

2

Students should consult with their advisor to select electives that will best suit their academic and career goals.  Students may substitute 1 cognate course outside of Sociology for an elective course with the approval of the Department Chair.


Concentration Options: For each of the following concentration areas, students will select 4 elective courses (12 credit hours) from those listed and any other 3 electives in sociology (9 credit hours). 
Concentrations are as follows:

General 
Electives in Sociology 21 cr. 

Community Action & Social Movements:

SOC-105Women, Men And Social Change3
SOC-205Contemporary Social Issues3
SOC-306American Women-The Changing Image3
SOC-310Social Movements3
SOC-314Urban Sociology3
SOC-342Sociology Internship Seminar3
SOC-343Sociological Practice And Social Action Seminar3
SOC-344African American Women:Feminism, Race, And Resistance3
SOC-349Black Social Movements3
SOC-373Community Action And Resistance3

Total Hours in Concentration Area 12 cr.
Electives in Sociology 9 cr. 

Intersectionalities:

SOC-270Sociology Of Latinas3
SOC-306American Women-The Changing Image3
SOC-307Men & Masculinities3
SOC-309Sociology Of Racism3
SOC-316Race And Ethnic Relations3
SOC-340Sociology Of Sexualities3
SOC-344African American Women:Feminism, Race, And Resistance3
SOC-352Sociology Of HIV/AIDS3

Total Hours in Concentration Area 12 cr. 
Electives in Sociology 9 cr.

Organizations & Institutions:

SOC-204Sociology Of Small Groups3
SOC-221Sociology Of Work3
SOC-214Sociology Of Intimacy, Marriages And Families3
SOC-250Sociology Of Deviance3
SOC-307Men & Masculinities3
SOC-310Social Movements3
SOC-312Sociology Of Health And Illness3
SOC-317Sociology Of Religions And Spirituality3
SOC-324Political Sociology3
SOC-331Military Sociology3
SOC-332Sociology Of Education3
SOC-342Sociology Internship Seminar3
SOC-347Sociology Of Media3
SOC-352Sociology Of HIV/AIDS3
SOC-360Sociology Of Occupations And Professions3
SOC-375Government Intelligence Agencies3

Total Hours in Concentration Area 12 cr. 
Electives in Sociology 9 cr.

Youth/Family/Life Course:

SOC-214Sociology Of Intimacy, Marriages And Families3
SOC-302Sociology Of Aging3
SOC-312Sociology Of Health And Illness3
SOC-329Sociology Of Violence3
SOC-340Sociology Of Sexualities3
SOC-358Sociology Of Youth And Youth Culture3

Total Hours in Concentration Area 12 cr. 
Electives in Sociology 9 cr.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide full-time, first year students in planning for their major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your academic advisor.  Part-time and transfer students should consult with an academic advisor to develop curricular plans to accommodate their needs.  For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your academic advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
SOC-100Introduction To Sociology3
ENGL-101Writing I3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SOC-211Sociological Research Methods3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
SOC-245Writing Intensive Program: Social Inequalities3
SOC Elective3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SOC-335Sociological Theory3
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
SOC-212Introduction To Social Statistics3
SOC Elective3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SOC Elective3
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
SOC-351Senior Seminar In Sociology3
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
SOC Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
Minor/Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120