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SOC 499. Honors Course. 3-6 Hours AE61 / S.

Intensive study and research under faculty direction including the writing of a thesis. Enrollment may be split between two semesters, but no grade will be given until completion of the thesis. Admission to honors candidacy is open only to majors who have shown a marked capability for independent study and have completed either SOC 280 or SOC 480. IND.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Sociology

The study of sociology provides valuable insights into the social institutions and processes that shape human behaviors, histories, and opportunities.  Sociologists focus on the actions, beliefs, values, norms, organizations, institutions, and other social forces that characterize a society and shape people's lives.  It directs attention to how the parts of society fit together as well as the causes and consequences of social change.  The insight gained from the study of sociology leads to a greater understanding of how formal and informal rules of society contribute to different opportunities and constraints for different groups of individuals, and how these change over time.  As a scientific discipline, sociology teaches students how to use empirical data to understand current social realities and act effectively on the central issues of our time. Few academic disciplines have such a broad scope and relevance.

BGS in Sociology

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Sociology. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

BA in Sociology

...hours of SOC 490 or SOC 698 , and 6 hours of SOC 499 are allowed...

Music Education B.M.E. Program

...Lib Arts & Sciences - elective (SOC/ANTH elective recommended...Teaching 2-4 MEMT 499 Internship in Teaching...