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 with a grade of "C-" or higher:
- DSOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology (offered Fall and Spring)
- DSOC 2010 Population Dynamics (offered Fall only)
- DSOC 2050 International Development (typically offered Spring only, but in 2019-202 only offered Fall 2019)
- DSOC 3010 Theories of Society and Development (offered Fall only)
- DSOC 3130 Social Indicators and Introduction to Social Science Research (offered Fall only)
- DSOC 3700 Comparative Social Inequalities (offered Spring only)
- 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 (offered Fall and Spring)
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
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.
- Track your progress on major course requirements with the DSOC Major Tracking Form
- Track your progress on CALS Distribution requirements. Verify with DUST at https://dust.cals.cornell.edu.