Sociology

Option IV: Work and Society

The “Work and Society” option is intended for students who are interested in studying the diverse ways by which work is organized and experienced. It provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding how changing labor markets and globalization affect the workplace as well as the consequences of changes in the nature of work for individuals, institutions, and society. In addition, this option prepares students for further education or entry level careers in a variety of contemporary work settings such as: human resource management, workforce development and training, career and educational counseling, and labor and community organizing. Students majoring in this option are required to meet with the option advisor.

Lower division requirements: 10 units

  • SOC 150 Introductory Sociology (3)
  • SOC 202 Sociological Analysis (3)
  • Math 140 Introductory Statistics (4)

Upper division requirements: 25 units

  • SOC 340 Sociology of Work (3)
  • SOC 345 Social Psychology (3)
  • SOC 364 Social Statistics Lecture (3) and SOC 364L Social Statistics Laboratory (1)
  • SOC 368 Sociological Theory I (3) and SOC 368S Sociological Theory I Seminar (2)
  • SOC 400 Organizational Theory (3)
  • SOC 497 Methods of Social Research (3) and SOC 497L Methods of Social Research Laboratory (1)
  • SOC 482SOC Social Work Practicum (3)

Electives: 18 units

Diversity in the Workplace (minimum of 3 units)

  • SOC 307 Ethnic Diversity in America (3)
  • SOC 324 Sociology of Sex Gender (3)
  • SOC 325 Sex Roles and Work (3)
  • SOC 390 Race Relations 3)
  • CHS 365 Third World Women and the Chicana (3)
  • PAS 201 Economics of the Africana American Community (3)

Labor & Social Policy (minimum of 3 units)

  • SOC 312 American Society (3)
  • SOC 356 Introduction to Social Welfare (3)
  • SOC 370 Political Sociology (3)
  • SOC 401 Class, Status, and Power (3)
  • SOC 426 Social Legislation and Social Policy (3)
  • EOH 465 Occupational Safety (3)
  • POLS 361 Introduction to Public Policy (3)
  • POLS 421 The Politics of Development (3)

Group Dynamics & Communication (minimum 3 units)

  • SOC 481 Counseling, Interviewing, and Intervention (3)
  • SOC 492 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
  • EPC 451 Fundamentals of Counseling and Guidance (3)
  • COMS 451 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • COMS 453 Organizational Communication (3)
  • PSYCH 356 Industrial and Organizational Psych (3)
  • PSYCH 383 Interpersonal Competence & Group Dynamics (3)

 

 

Total credit requirements: 53 Units

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR, OPTION IV: 53
GENERAL EDUCATION (48 UNITS) ADDITIONAL UNITS (19)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE: 120  

4- and 5-year Degree Completion Program (.pdf)