Chairperson: Matt Bahr
Professors: B. Coughlin, S.J., J. Rinehart, E. Vacha, G. Weatherby
Associate Professors: M. Bahr, A. Bertotti Metoyer, V. Gumbhir, W. Hayes, M. Marin, A. Miranne
Assistant Professors: N. Willms
Senior Lecturer: A. Fallenstein

The Department of Sociology offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. The study of sociology helps the student to develop an awareness of the connections between our individual experiences and the groups to which we belong. Learning the theories and methodologies of sociology provides students with an excellent foundation for a variety of careers, including law, government service, teaching, and business. The requirements for a major in sociology have been designed to facilitate the acquisition of skills in social scientific theorizing and research design. The student may use the credits available in electives to pursue an interest in a specific content area of the discipline such as social inequality, social psychology, social institutions, or deviance.

Students have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major if they have fulfilled all requirements, achieved a grade point average of at least 3.7 in their sociology courses, and written and defended a senior thesis (SOCI 498). In their fourth year, all Sociology majors must complete SOCI 499 (Sociological Analysis).

Students who are planning to obtain certification in elementary or secondary education while majoring in sociology must consul with advisors in the department and in the School of Education in order to insure that both sets of requirements may be met. These students are advised to choose a minor which will broaden and strengthen their knowledge of social science.

B.A. Major in Sociology: 34 Credits

Lower Division

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SOCI 202 or MATH 121 Statistics for Social Science 3 credits
SOCI - - - Lower-division electives (excluding SOCI 100) 0-6 credits

Upper Division

SOCI 304 Research Methods 4 credits
SOCI 311 Classical Social Theory 3 credits
SOCI 312 Contemporary Social Theory
3 credits
SOCI - - - Electives
12-15 credits
SOCI 499 Sociological Analysis
3 credits

Minor in Sociology: 18 Credits

Lower Division

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SOCI--- Electives (excluding SOCI 100) 0-6 credits

Upper Division

SOCI - - - Electives 9-15 credits
Matthew Bahr
Associate Professor and Chair
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-5952