Sociology Major Courses
Introduction to Sociology |
Introduces theory and method in social sciences as they relate to key concepts in the field of sociology including socialization, culture, status, stratification, conflict, and change.
Topics in Social Sciences |
Designed around special theories, practices or interests of an individual or group of students.
Cultural Anthropology |
Introductory course that surveys history, theory and method in the field through examination of basic concepts in anthropology including culture, adaptation, cooperation, social order, and change.
Indigenous People in a Contemporary World |
Illustrates the evolution of cultural practices of indigenous people as processes of adaptation with the contemporary world as they relate to the Oklahoma Ottawa.
Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism |
Focuses on intergroup and intragroup experiences of various ethnic populations within the United States. Includes impact of integration, discrimination, prejudice, and social dynamics of conflict and assimilation to various groups.
Human Sexuality |
Inter-disciplinary approach draws upon the scientific expertise of anthropologists, biologists, medical researchers, sociologists, social workers, and psychologists and the contributions of these fields to the study of human sexuality. Interest in this topic is based on the fact that sexual behavior reflects our biological capabilities, our psychological characteristics and social and cultural influences. Covers core topics in the field of human sexuality including anatomy, physiology, arousal and response, gender roles, attraction, love, intimate relationships, sexual communication, sexual techniques, sexual orientation, conception, birth control, prenatal development, childbirth, sexual behavior across the life-span, sexual dysfunction and therapy, sexually transmitted diseases, atypical variations in sexual behavior, sexual coercion and commercial sex. Focuses on critical thinking as a tool for learning and taking action through diverse literature in the field of study. In addition, addresses gender roles, sexual attitudes, sexual behaviors, sexual health, and sexually responsible decision-making.
Research Design and Analysis |
Reviews basic research methods focusing on conceptual basis for experimentation. Includes basic design
components such as control, sampling, data collection, and analysis.
Field Research |
Application of Social Science methods to a research question identified by the student in consultation with professor.
Required Supporting Courses
- Macroeconomics |
- Introduction to Statistics or Mathematical Statistics II
- ?Social Psychology |
- Elementary Spanish I |
Students must select one concentration from the following
Full Degree Catalog
- Social Justice
- Social Change