Sociology


Overview & Academics

The Sociology program focuses on the systematic study of social institutions and social relationships through the application of theory and research. Courses give students the opportunity to examine social change and analyze issues that surround us daily, such as race, gender, social class, deviant behavior, family environments, and more.

Sociology Faculty

Department Contact

Amy Karnehm Willis, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Sociology Program Coordinator
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
akarnehm@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5158

Career Options

  • Firms Employing Survey Research Methods
  • Public Agencies that Coordinate Services for People or Families
  • Social and Mental Health Agencies
  • Criminal Justice Agencies

Major Requirements
SOC 101, 308, 315, 410
MAT 213
18 hours of sociology course electives (9 hours must be upper level)

Minor Requirements
SOC 101, 315, 410
Sociology electives (9 semester hours-6 hours must be upper level)

Electives:
Choose from a variety of electives in topical areas such as:
Popular Culture
Deviant Behavior & Social Control
Social Context of Sexuality
Marriage & Family
Children and Childhood
Work and Occupations
Societal Inequalities

 

 

Sociology Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
SOC Lower Level Elective 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
HIS/POL History or Political Science Req. 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
SOC Lower Level Elective 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
SOC 308 Social Research Methods 3
Ethics Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
SOC Lower Level or Upper Level Elective 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
SOC 410 Social Theory 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 304 Business Communication** 3
SOC Upper Level Elective 3
SOC Upper Level Elective3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
SOC 315 Sociology in the Field 3
SOC Upper Level Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15