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Temple Sociology

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Major Requirements · Minor Requirements · Health Track Major Requirements · Health Track Minor Requirements · Certificate in Health Research Requirements

 

To make an appointment to speak with an undergraduate advisor, email Catherine Staples or call her at (215) 204 1494.

 

Undergraduate Chair · Professor Matt Wray

Undergraduate Advisors · Professor Rosario Espinal & Professor Michael Altimore

Undergraduate Coordinator · Catherine Staples

 

 

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (download requirements form)

 

Majors must complete a minimum of 11 courses in sociology including:

1176 Introduction to Sociology

Each of the three courses listed below:

3201 Statistical Methods

3261 Research Design and Methods

3396 Development of Sociological Thought
(Students must take 3201 prior to or concurrently with 3261. Both 3201 and 3261 must be completed before taking either of the advanced-methods courses, 4001 and 4002.)

One of the following advanced-methods courses:

4001 Qualitative Research
4002 Data Analysis

The following writing-intensive capstone course:

4096 Senior Semina


Two Courses at the 2000 level or above. Courses fulfilling this requirement include, but are not limited to the following regularly offered courses:


2111 Sociology of Sports
2128 Men and Masculinity
2552 Health and Disease in American Society
2553 Sociology of Aging
2171 Sociology of Law
2179 Racial and Ethnic Stratification
2572 Sex and Society


Three additional sociology courses at the 3000 level and above. Courses fulfilling this requirement may include but are not limited to the research-intensive courses listed above and the following regularly offered courses:


3176 Sociology of Education
3207 People and Places of Philadelphia
3214 Latinos, Race, and Ethnicity
3218 Socialization

3219 Globalization
3223 East to America: The Sociology of Asian Americans
3245 Comparative Family Studies
3546 Sexuality and Gender
3596 Sociology or Organizations
3249 Social Inequality
3251 Urban Sociology
3256 Political Sociology
3258 Women and Work
3559 Health and Reproduction
3242 Constructing Race and Ethnicity
3243 Social Movements
3511 Sociology of the Environment


One additional sociology course at any level.

Two social science courses at the 2000 level or above from one or more of the following social science departments:

 

African American Studies

History

American Studies

Jewish Studies

Anthropology

Latin American Studies

Asian Studies

Mathematical Economics

Criminal Justice

Organizational Studies

Economics

Political Science

Environmental Studies

Psychology

Geography and Urban Studies

Women's Studies

 

 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS (download requirements form)

 

Minors must complete a minimum of six (6) courses in sociology including:

1176 Introduction to Sociology

Two courses at the 2000 level or above. Courses fulfilling this requirement include, but are not limited to, the following regularly offered courses:


2111 Sociology of Sports
2128 Men and Masculinity

2552 Health and Disease in American Society
2553 Sociology of Aging
2170 Sociology of Law
2179 Racial and Ethnic Stratification

2572 Sex and Society

Three additional sociology courses at the 3000 level and above. Courses fulfilling this requirement may include but are not limited to the research-intensive courses listed above and the following regularly offered courses:


3205 Sociology of Education
3207 People and Places of Philadelphia
3209 Introduction to Population Studies Demography
3218 Socialization
3245 Comparative Family Studies
3546 Sexuality and Gender
3596 Sociology or Organizations
3249 Social Inequality
3251 Urban Sociology
3256 Political Sociology
3258 Women and Work
3559 Health and Reproduction
3242 Constructing Race and Ethnicity
3243 Social Movements
3511 Sociology of the Environment


One additional sociology course at any level.

 

HEALTH TRACK MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (download requirements form)

 

A minimum of 11 courses in sociology including:

1176 Introduction to Sociology

Each of the three courses listed below:

3201 Statistical Methods
3241 Development of Sociological Thought

3261 Research Design and Methods
(Students must take 3201 prior to or concurrently with 3261. Both 3201 and 3261 must be completed before taking either of the advanced-methods courses, 4001 and 4002.)

One of the following advanced-methods courses:

4001 Qualitative Research
4002 Data Analysis

The following writing-intensive capstone course:

4096 Senior Semina


Students in the Health Track must take three health related courses, which are marked with an asterisk. Designated selected topics courses will also count toward this requirement.

Planning guides are available to assist students in scheduling their classes.

Two courses at the 2000 level or above. Courses fulfilling this requirement include, but are not limited to the following regularly offered courses:


2522* Sociology of Self
2530* Selected Topics in Medical Sociology
2552* Health and Disease in American Society
2553* Sociology of Aging
2572* Human Sexuality


Three additional sociology courses at the 3000 level and above. Courses fulfilling this requirement may include but are not limited to the research-intensive courses listed above and the following regularly offered courses:


3205 Sociology of Education
3207 People and Places of Philadelphia
3209* Introduction to Population Studies Demography
3511* Sociology of the Environment
3218 Socialization
3245 Comparative Family Studies
3246* Sexuality and Gender
3596* Sociology or Organizations
3249 Social Inequality
3251 Urban Sociology
3256 Political Sociology
3258 Women and Work
3559* Health and Reproduction
3242 Constructing Race and Ethnicity
3243 Social Movements


One additional sociology course at any level.

Two courses from the following list:

Anthropology

2763 Human Population Genetics
3332 Medical Anthropology

 

Economics

3507 Health Economics

 

Geography and Urban Studies

4013 Drugs in Urban Society

 

Healthcare Information Management

1101 Medical Terminology
3103 U.S. Health Care System

 

Healthcare Management

3501 Introduction to Healthcare Mgt.

 

History

4297 History of American Medicine

 

Philosophy

1077 Science in Context
3216 Philosophy of Science
3249 Ethics in Medicine

 

Political Science

3154 Health Policy

 

Public Health

1103 International Health
Courses at the 2000 level or above

 

Psychology

Courses at the 2000 level of above

 

Religion

2096 Death and Dying
3004 Religion and Science


Health Track Minor Requirements (download requirements form)

A minimum of six (6) courses in sociology including: three must be health related courses.


1176 Introduction to Sociology

Two courses at the 2000 level or above. Courses fulfilling this requirement include, but are not limited to, the following regularly offered courses:


2111 Sociology of Sports
2128 Men and Masculinity

2552* Health and Disease in American Society
2553 Sociology of Aging
2170 Sociology of Law
2179 Racial and Ethnic Stratification

2572* Sex and Society

Three additional sociology courses at the 3000 level and above. Courses fulfilling this requirement may include but are not limited to the research-intensive courses listed above and the following regularly offered courses:


3205 Sociology of Education
3207 People and Places of Philadelphia
3209 Introduction to Population Studies Demography
3218 Socialization
3245 Comparative Family Studies
3546* Sexuality and Gender
3596* Sociology or Organizations
3249 Social Inequality
3251 Urban Sociology
3256 Political Sociology
3258 Women and Work
3559* Health and Reproduction
3242 Constructing Race and Ethnicity
3243 Social Movements
3511* Sociology of the Environment


One additional sociology course at any level.

 

 

Certificate in Health Track Research Requirements (download requirements form)

 

The Sociology department offers this certificate program to students with an interest in careers in health and health care research and in graduate programs in medicine, dentistry and the allied health professions. This certificate program emphasizing research methods and statistics will prepare undergraduate students to carry out community, survey and other sociological research in the health field.

 

The certificate requires five courses including two substantive courses, a statistics course and two methods courses. Although the statistics and methods course are currently taught as requirements in the general sociology major, instructors in these courses will help students enrolled in this certificate program to gear their required research projects to health issues.

 

This program will give students skills in research methods, statistics and computer applications. They will develop the analytic abilities needed to formulate research questions and to design and carry out research projects related to issues in health.


A minimum of five courses in sociology including:

2552 Sociology of Health and Disease

The following sequence of courses:


3201 Statistical Methods in Sociology
3261 Research Design and Methods


One of the following:


4001 Qualitative Research
4002 Data Analysis


One of the following:


2553 Sociology of Aging
2572 Sex and Society
3597 Introduction to Population Studies
3511 Sociology of the Environment
3546 Sexuality and Gender
3596 Sociology of Organization
3559 Health and Reproduction


The Sociology department offers this certificate program to students with an interest in careers in health and health care research and in graduate programs in medicine, dentistry and the allied health professions. This certificate program emphasizing research methods and statistics will prepare undergraduate students to carry out community, survey and other sociological research in the health field.

 

The certificate requires five courses including two substantive courses, a statistics course and two methods courses. Although the statistics and methods course are currently taught as requirements in the general sociology major, instructors in these courses will help students enrolled in this certificate program to gear their required research projects to health issues.

 

This program will give students skills in research methods, statistics and computer applications. They will develop the analytic abilities needed to formulate research questions and to design and carry out research projects related to issues in health.

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