This is a concentration within the Bachelor of Arts program in Liberal Studies. Please view the information for the Department of Liberal Studies in conjunction with this concentration information.
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Liberal Studies majors with a concentration in Sociology gain an appreciation for the role of individuals in society as well as for the effects and consequences of interaction with the basic social institutions: family, religion, education, government, and economics. Sociology Concentration students also develop appreciation for the functions of community as well as for the concepts of social class, ethnicity, and gender. In addition, selecting a concentration in sociology will enable future California teachers to have a greater appreciation for the impact of social dynamics on the classroom environment.
Specifically, the Sociology concentration is aligned with six subject matter skills and abilities applicable to the content domains in History and Social Science, as well as with five content domains standards necessary to student’s acquiring California’s Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.
The Liberal Studies Concentration in Sociology requires 20 units: 3 prerequisite units plus 17 upper-division units. In addition to the prerequisite, students in the Sociology Concentration are introduced to techniques and critical understanding of information gathering in the social sciences, as well as courses that focus on various aspects of social-structural and cultural interaction, and the approved Integrative Study course, Sociology of Education.