Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2015/2016)
11.27 Sociology

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11.27.1 Programs in Sociology

The following undergraduate programs are available in the Department:

  1. Major in Sociology

  2. Minor in Sociology

  3. Honours in Sociology

Sociology course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Sociology and are designated by SOCI.

11.27.2 Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Arts. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.

A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Arts including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Arts and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/arts/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

11.27.3 Major in Sociology

Students may wish to follow the pattern for the Major in Sociology listed under Table 1 Suggested Course Pattern for a Major in Sociology (SOCI) below.

Students who undertake Sociology as their Major must complete at least 36 credit hours in Sociology as follows:

  1. Core courses: Sociology 1000 (or the former 2000), Sociology 3040, Sociology 3041, Sociology 3150, Sociology 3160;

  2. At least 6 credit hours in Sociology at the 4000 level;

  3. No more than an additional 6 credit hours in courses below the 3000-level may be counted toward the Major; and

  4. The remaining courses, for the minimum of 36 credit hours required for the Major, may be selected from any Sociology course at the 3000 and 4000 levels.

    Table 1 Suggested Course Pattern for a Major in Sociology (SOCI)

    Level

    Sociology Courses (SOCI)

    Credit Hours

    1000

    SOCI 1000

    3

    2000

    6 credit hours at the 2000-level

    6

    3000

    12

    3000 or 4000

    three SOCI courses at the 3000 or 4000-level

    9

    4000

    two SOCI courses at the 4000-level

    6

11.27.4 Minor in Sociology

Students who undertake Sociology as their Minor must complete at least 24 credit hours in Sociology as follows:

  1. Sociology 1000 or the former 2000, Sociology 3040, 3041, 3150, at least 3 credit hours from Sociology courses at the 4000 level, and 9 credit hours in other Sociology courses.

11.27.5 Honours in Sociology

Honours students are required to complete at least 60 credit hours in courses in Sociology including all courses prescribed for the Major in Sociology, and Sociology 4995, and must meet the requirements outlined in the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts.

It is possible to complete a Joint Honours program that includes Sociology as one of the Major subjects. Such a program may be arranged in consultation with the Head of the Department of Sociology and the Head of the other Department concerned.

11.27.6 Admission to Honours Program

Admission to the Honours program in the Department of Sociology is competitive and selective. Students who wish to enter this program must submit an "Application for Admission to Honours Program" form to the Department.

To be accepted into the Honours program, a student must not only meet the criteria laid out in the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts, but must normally have obtained a cumulative average of at least 75% in 18 credit hours in courses in Sociology which must include Sociology 3040, 3041, 3150, and 3160.