Interdisciplinary Option Requirements

An interdisciplinary option is open to students who wish to integrate the study of sociology with that of another discipline or to apply sociological theory and methods to the data of another discipline.

Students electing this option would take:

  • 21 credit hours of sociology, including all required courses
  • plus 6 credit hours of advanced work (300 or 400 level) in another discipline
  • Students are then required to apply what they have learned in a directed readings and research course in which they prepare an extensive study and for which they receive an additional 3 credit hours in sociology.

Examples of areas that lend themselves to this approach are:

  • the sociology of formal organizations or the sociology of work (with business and economics courses)
  • the sociology of the arts (with fine arts or humanities courses)
  • comparative sociology (with anthropology courses)