Loyola University Maryland

Sociology Department

Typical Course Sequence

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Requirements for a major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Freshman Year

Fall Term 

SC101 Self and Society* or
SC102 Societies and Institutions*
WR100 Effective Writing
Fine Arts Core
Language Core
Non-Departmental Elective

Spring Term

EN101 Understanding Literature
HS101 History of Modern Western Civilization
SC101 Self and Society* or
SC102 Societies and Institutions*
Language Core or
Elective
Math/Science Core

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

PL201 Foundations of Philosophy
SC342 Social Research Methods
ST110 Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis*
TH201 Introduction to Theology or
Non-Departmental Elective
English Core

Spring Term

PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course
SC343 Survey and Design Analysis or
SC344 Qualitative Sociological Inquiry or
SC345 Social Work Methods*
History Core
Theology Core or
Elective
Sociology Elective*

Junior Year

Fall Term

SC355 Sociological Theory*
TH201 Introduction to Theology or
Math/Science Core
Non-Departmental Elective
Sociology Elective* (SC360-499 Level)
Sociology Elective*

Spring Term 

Theology Core or
Elective
Sociology Elective* (SC360-499)
Sociology Elective*
Elective
Elective

Senior Year

Fall Term 

SC400-Level Seminar*
Ethics Core
Elective
Elective
Elective

Spring Term

SC401 Sociology Practicum and Seminar*
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

* Required for major.

For more information on available courses, please visit the Loyola catalogue.