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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major


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Sociology classes provide a background in social analysis and insight into human affairs, including how societies work, group life, and all aspects of social life. Course work examines such topics as marriages and families, racial and cultural minorities, social classes, gender roles, the criminal justice system, environmental problems, human sexuality, mass media and popular culture, homelessness, and human behavior.

In an acknowledgement that sociology consists of more than intellectual study, students (and professors) frequently volunteer at area soup kitchens and in the past have completed internships at local schools, hospitals, radio stations, social services, and other locations. Many students combine sociology with the inclusive early childhood/childhood education major and become teachers. Others go on to attend graduate school or to work in such fields as counseling, human resources, communications, human services, and international relations.

Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in Sociology and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to analyze systems of privilege, with particular emphasis on the ways in which race, class, and gender shape social and cultural life

2. Students will able to describe and evaluate the role of scientific method in investigating and understanding the social world.

3. Students are able to discuss the role of culture and the social structure in our lives and the lives of others.

4. Students are able to explain the influence of gender, class, and racial inequalities on individual life chances and experiences.

5. Students are able to articulate the role of theory in sociology.
 

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Sociology Core


Students are required to take the following:

Basic Substantive Areas


Students select three courses from the following:

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Sociology Senior Experience


The senior experience consists of a senior seminar (SOC 444) which integrates material from sociology and other liberal arts core areas (history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, natural sciences, mathematics, fine arts), and a senior comprehensive (SOC 499).

Sample Program for Sociology Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 Modern Foreign Language with lab 4
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 SOC.Q 101 Introduction to Sociology  PEQ (3) 3
Science PEQ plus lab (2) 4 PEQ (4) 3
Modern Foreign Language with lab 4 PEQ (5) 3
       
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SOC 204 PII Social Problems   3 SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3
MTH 207 PII Elementary Statistics   3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3 PEQ (8) 3
PEQ (6) 3 Sociology course (upper division) 3
PEQ (7) 3 Sociology course (upper division) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 310 Differentiated Planning and Assessment For Diverse Learners    3 INCH 380 Construction of Meaning in Mathematics And Science    3
INCH 320 Emergent Literacy and Language Development   3 INCH 390 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies   3
Liberal Arts Elective 3 SOC 307 Social Theory   3
Sociology course (upper division) 3 SOC 352 Social Research Methods   3
Sociology course (upper division) 3 Sociology course (upper division) 3
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3
*See notes below; major course can be used for IS
  CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SUMMER A BETWEEN JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR
Note - summer tuition is required
INCH 410 Diversity and Inclusion for Inclusive Early Childhood and Childhood Classrooms    3 INCH 411 Field Work and Practicum in Inclusive Education Settings   3
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 425 Designing and Implementing Positive Learning Communities      3 INCH 490 Current Issues in Inclusive Education    3
INCH 435 Assessment for Learning   3 INCH 499 Inclusive Education Portfolio Presentation   0
INCH 470 Reflective Seminar on Teaching, Collaboration and Building Collaborative Partnerships   3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
INCH 480 Student Teaching   6 Liberal Arts Elective 3
    Sociology course (upper division) 3
    SOC 444 Senior Seminar   3
    SOC 499 Sociology Comprehensive   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

Notes

  • Students in Bachelor of Arts degree programs must complete 90 credits of liberal arts coursework.
  • Students in the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education major must complete 10 credits of math and science coursework.
  • Students may use a major course to fulfill one Integrative Studies (IS) course requirement.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required before moving into INCH coursework (fall semester, junior year).

 

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