Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Requirements for the Single Major Degree in Sociology

Only students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 (B-) for all Sociology courses taken during the first and second years of their studies will be invited to pursue a single major degree in Sociology. A student pursuing a single major degree in Sociology must take and pass the following Sociology courses:

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

SOC121 Introduction to Sociological Concepts and Principles (3)
STA111 Elementary Statistics (3); or Equivalent course(s) approved by the Department.

Optional Courses

Any one of the following courses:

SOC125 Theories of Deviance and Crime (3)
SOC130 Crime and Punishment in Modern Society (3)
PLUS Electives (3) or GEC (4)

Semester 2

Optional Courses

Any one of the following courses:

SOC122 The Social Structure of Society (3)
SOC123 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (3)
SOC127 Introduction to Penology (3)
SOC133 The History of Punishment in Botswana(3)
plus Electives (3 credit)or GEC (4)

Level 200

Semester 1

Core Courses

SOC224 Introduction to Sociological Theory (3)

Optional Courses

Any one of the following courses:

SOC234 Social Problems in Southern Africa (3)
SOC236 Social Inequality (3)
SOC242 Concepts of Health and Illness (3)
SOC245 Gender and the Criminal Justice System (3)
plus Electives (3)or GEC (4)

Semester 2

Core Courses

SOC226 Concepts and Principles of Social Research(3)

Optional Courses

Any one of the following courses:

SOC225 Sociology of Policing (3)
SOC233 Families and Households (3)
SOC241 Social Structure of S. African Societies (3)
SOC243 Crime and Social Justice (3)
SOC246 Communities and Crime (3)
STA241 Statistical Analysis (3) plus Electives (3)
or GEC (5)

Level 300

Semester 1

Core Courses

SOC322 Classical Sociological Theories (3)
SOC339 Quantitative Research Methods (3)

Optional Courses

Any two of the following courses:

SOC328 Comparative Social Institutions (3)
SOC329 Urban Sociology (3)
SOC331 Industry and Society (3)
SOC334 Sociology of Development (3)
SOC342 Crime and Victimization (3)
plus Electives (3)
or GEC (3)

Semester 2

Core Courses

SOC341 Qualitative Research Methods (3)

Optional Courses

Any four of the following courses:

SOC324 Sociology of Gender (3)
SOC326 Race and Ethnicity (3)
SOC327 Political Sociology (3)
SOC332 Traditional and Alt Medical Systems (3)
SOC335 Rural Sociology (3)
SOC343 Advanced Criminological Theories (3)
CJS 324 White Collar Crime (3)
CJS 329 Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Justice (3)
plus Electives (3)

Level 400

Semester 1

Core Courses

SOC424: African Social Thought (3)
SOC436: Micro Sociological Theories (3)
SOC441: Research Proposal (3)

Optional Courses

Any one of the following courses:

SOC428 Family and Kinship (3)
SOC431 Sociology of Law (3)
SOC434 Social Movements (3)
SOC432 Work and Occupations (3)
SOC439 Special Topics in Sociology (3)
CJS 422 Management of Criminal Justice Organizations (3)
CJS 424 Domestic and International Security (3)
Electives (3)

Semester 2

Core Courses

SOC421 Contemporary Sociological Theories (3)
SOC422 Research Project (6)
SOC442 Data Analysis and Report Writing (3)

Optional Courses

Any one of the following courses:

SOC438 The Medical Prof and Allied Occupations (3)
SOC439 Special Topics in Sociology (3)
SOC443 Sentencing Theory and Practice (3)
SOC444 Contemporary Research in Criminology (3)
CJS 423 international Policing (3)
CJS 425 Privatization/Commercialization of Criminal Justice (3)
CJS 433 Sentencing (3)
CJS 444 Organized Crime (3)
plus Electives (3)