Requirements

Development Sociology is a department within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). All CALS students are required to fulfill a set of college, or distribution, requirements for graduation in addition to departmental requirements.

All Development Sociology majors are required to complete the following courses:

  • DSOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology
  • DSOC 2010 Population Dynamics
  • DSOC 2050 International Development
  • DSOC 3010 Theories of Society and Development
  • DSOC 3130 Social Indicators and Introduction to Social Science Research
  • DSOC 3700 Comparative Social Inequalities
  • One statistics course (Most majors take AEM 2100, ILRST 2100/STSCI 2100 or MATH 1710.)
  • Three additional elective DSOC courses, one of which must be at the 3000+ level
  • DSOC 4700 Senior Capstone Course

The elective courses allow students to focus on particular themes in either a domestic or international setting in such areas as:

  • Sociology of development
  • Social processes linking environment, population and development
  • Ethnic and class stratification
  • Social movements & policy
  • Gender
  • Development

Students are encouraged to complement major courses with course work in other disciplines such as natural resources, anthropology, economics, area studies, government and policy analysis and management.