Sociology Major (Liberal Arts)
Sociology Minor
(Liberal Arts)
Sociology Major (Cultural Studies Concentration)
Sociology Major (Secondary Education)
Sociology Minor (Secondary Education)

Broad Field Social Studies Major in Sociology
Sociology Major
(Criminal Justice Concentration)
Criminal Justice Minor


Sociology

Faculty
Michael R. Ball, Professor of Sociology
Marshall Johnson, Professor of Sociology
Gary Keveles, Professor of Criminal Justice
Mary Pulford, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Sociology Major
(Liberal Arts)

Minimum of 33 credits in Sociology, at least 21 of which must be in courses numbered over 300. Students are required to complete the following courses:
SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 395        Sociological Research Methods
SOCI 371        The Sociological Tradition
SOCI 498        Senior Thesis
ANTH 112
     Introduction to Anthropology

The remaining Sociology credits are elective.

To graduate with a degree in sociology, majors must have earned a final GPA of 2.5 in sociology classes and 2.2 overall. Sociology majors with an overall grade point average of at least 3.4 may exercise an option to graduate with honors by completing an honors thesis (SOCI 498 for honors).

Sociology Minor
(Liberal Arts)

A minimum of 22 credits, of which at least 12 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

All students are required to complete:
SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 371        The Sociological Tradition

The remaining credits are elective. A maximum of nine elective credits may be taken from among ANTH 112, 216, 217, 310, 315, 390, 490, and 499.
 

Sociology Major
(Cultural Studies Concentration)

At least 56 credits are required in the areas specified below. At least 21 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and over. No minor required.

15 credits in Anthropology including:
ANTH 112      Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 315      Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 390      Qualitative Methods/Fieldwork

27 credits in Sociology including:
SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 273        Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 371        The Sociological Tradition
SOCI 395
       Sociological Research Methods
SOCI 498        Senior Thesis

* Eight credits in non-English language

At least six credits from among the following:
ART 331          Afro-Art
COMM 467    Intercultural Communication
ENGL 304       First Nations Literature
GEOG 100      World Regional Geography
POLS 175       Introduction to World Politics
POLS 351       Politics of Developing Nations
POLS 360       Middle East Politics

Sociology Major
(Secondary Education)

A minimum of 33 credits are required. Students are required to complete the following courses:
SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology
ANTH 112      Introduction to Anthropology
SOCI 273        Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 339        Secondary Methods in Social Science Education
SOCI 371        The Sociological Tradition
SOCI 395
       Sociological Research Methods
ANTH 315      Cultural Anthropology

The remaining Sociology credits are elective.

Sociology students in secondary education must also satisfy the Wisconsin statutory requirement in cooperative marketing and consumer cooperatives (SOCI 101 fulfills this requirement), in conservation of natural resources, and in human relations. See Teacher Education in the undergraduate section of this catalog for other specific requirements.
 

Sociology Minor
(Secondary Education)

At least 22 credits in Sociology, including the courses listed below. Requirements must also be met for a secondary education major and the Professional Secondary Education Teaching Certification Requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology
ANTH 112      Introduction to Anthropology
SOCI 339        Secondary Methods in Social Science Education
SOCI 371        The Sociological Tradition
SOCI 390        Qualitative Methods

The remaining seven Sociology credits are elective.
 

Broad Field Social Studies
Major in Sociology

The Broad Field Social Studies program is interdisciplinary and includes course work in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

Certification to teach the fusion courses will be granted upon completion of the program below. Fusion courses are defined as those drawn from several of the social studies disciplines and requiring a composite preparation in social studies. Fusion courses include civics, social problems, American problems, area studies, vital issues, etc.

Coursework in Broad Field Social Studies may also be used, where appropriate, to fulfill the university’s General Education requirements. Students majoring in Broad Field Social Studies are urged to work in close cooperation with their academic advisors to ensure efficient completion of the program.

The Broad Field Social Studies major requires a minimum of 57-58 semester credits to be fulfilled in the following fashion:

1. Completion of the following core courses:
ECON 235      Economics and Society                                     3 credits
PSYC 101       Introduction to Psychology                                3 credits
SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology                                  3 credits
ANTH 101      The Human Experience                                     3 credits

HIST 151         U.S. Through 1877                                           3 credits
or
HIST 152        
U.S. Since 1877                                               3 credits
or
HIST 111         Introduction to Modern World History             3 credits

GEOG 100      World Regional Geography                               3 credits
or
GEOG 102      Cultural Geography                                           3 credits

POLS 230       U.S. National, State, and Local Government     4 credits
or
POLS 150       American National Government                        3 credits
and
POLS 330       U.S. State and local Government                      3 credits

2. Completion of an area emphasis by either:

A. A Secondary Education Major in History, Political Science, or Sociology. Broad Field core courses may, where appropriate, be applied to the major.

B. A Secondary Education Minor in Psychology, plus the Social Studies Methods course (PSYC 339). Broad Field core courses may, where appropriate, be applied toward the minor.

3. Completion of a total of six credits of electives in two different social science disciplines (ECON, PSYC, POLS, SOCI, ANTH, HIST, or GEOG) outside the area of emphasis.

4. Additional elective credits, if necessary, in any of the disciplines within the Broad Field major other than the area of emphasis to reach a total of 57 credits.

Sociology Major
(Criminal Justice Concentration)

Understanding crime and justice is essential in a democratic society, and studying both is challenging. The curriculum consists of coursework in four areas. Students take at least 20 courses from these four areas to achieve baccalaureate competency in the study of criminal justice. First, completion of nine core courses in criminal justice permits students to become firmly grounded in a range of basic perspectives in the justice field. Secondly, selection of three traditional courses from the field of Sociology fosters an appreciation of a significant way of "knowing" criminal justice. Sociology systematically studies societal institutions and social behavior. Thirdly, completion of two basic courses from psychology and mathematics widens and deepens an awareness of the context within which to understand criminal justice. Fourthly, selection of six courses from an elective list of 38 enables students to pursue flexible paths of study tailored to their individual interests in such careers as law enforcement, law and court processing, juvenile and adult corrections as well as graduate education. These elective courses are from the disciplines of political science, psychology, social work, sociology, Spanish as well as criminal justice. Four of the 20 courses that students take from the criminal justice curriculum count toward General Education requirements.

No minor is required because the Criminal Justice Concentration is considered a comprehensive major

Depending on course selection, the number of credits is either 59 or 63 credits.1 Thirteen credits of the total satisfy General Education credits. Excluding these 13 General Educational requirements, the course of study in criminal justice consists of either 46 or 50 credits.

Criminal Justice Required Courses:
CJUS 106        Human Behavior and Its Control
CJUS 207        Police in American Communities
CJUS 211        Criminal Law
CJUS 312        Gender, Crime and Justice
CJUS 315        Courts and American Justice
CJUS 316        Crime, Corrections and Punishment
CJUS 396        Research Design
CJUS 463        The Juvenile Justice System
CJUS 491        Applied Criminal Justice (5 credits)2

Sociology Required Courses:
SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 273        Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 308        Criminology

Required Courses from Other Disciplines:
MATH 130      Elementary Statistics1
PSYC 101       Introduction to Psychology

Elective Courses:
An additional 18 elective credits (or six three-credit courses) taken from among the following 38 optional courses:
CJUS 160        Field Experience in Criminal Justice3
CJUS 210        Criminal Procedure and Evidence
CJUS 212        Managing Criminal Investigations
CJUS 227        Interpersonal Skills
CJUS 300        Police Administration
CJUS 301        Study Abroad
CJUS 317        Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence
CJUS 318        Community Corrections
CJUS 320        Special Topics in Criminal Justice
CJUS 321        Judicial Process and Politics
CJUS 350        An Introduction to Addiction and Recovery
CJUS 368        Alternative Dispute Resolution
CJUS 431        International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes
CJUS 451        Constitutional Law, Part II
CJUS 497        Special and Student-Initiated Seminar3
CJUS 499        Individualized Research or Applied Skills3
PHIL 211         Contemporary Moral Problems
POLS 150       American National Government
POLS 330       U.S. State and Local Government
POLS 354       Introduction to Jurisprudence
POLS 370       Public Policy Analysis
POLS 467       Public Administration
POLS 468       Policy Evaluation
PSYC 301       Statistics for Psychological Research1
PSYC 310       Social Psychology
SOCI 303        Sociology of Community          
SOCI 369        Sociology of Work
SOCI 390        Qualitative Methods
SOCI 460        Social Class
SOCI 462        Public Opinion and Propaganda
SOCI 464        Social Change
SOCI 466        Social Psychology
SOCI 490        Selected Topics in Sociology4
SOW 329        Crisis Intervention
SPAN 101       Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 102       Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 201       Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202       Intermediate Spanish II

Recommended Courses: Although not part of the curriculum, the following five courses are useful electives for those planning careers in justice fields. Students are encouraged to take one or more of these courses as their schedules allow. These credits, as appropriate, also may be applied to the General Education and non-Western requirements.
ANTH 101      The Human Experience
ANTH 315      Cultural Anthropology
HIST
161         African People and Issues -- Satisfies the humanities elective (non-Western) requirement.
HIST 225         Latin America Since Independence -- Satisfies the General Education history (non-Western) requirement.
HIST 281         The Muslim World -- Satisfies the General Education history (non-Western) requirement.

Core General Education Requirements
General Education courses within the Criminal Justice curriculum: Eight courses in the criminal justice curriculum are also courses listed under four general educational headings. Five of these eight courses are required criminal justice courses. Three are optional courses:*
MATH 130
Human Behavior: CJUS 106; SOCI 101; PSYC 101
Contemporary Society: SOCI 273; POLS 150*
Humanities Elective: PHIL 211,* SPAN 101*

Elective Coursework and Career Paths5
Choosing six among the 38 optional courses may be challenging. These courses offer the opportunity to become familiar with a broad array of concepts, perspectives and methodologies. With a strong liberal arts emphasis, the Criminal Justice program encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and extensive communication skills, characteristics associated with rewarding professional and personal lives. At the same time, a primary goal of the UW-Superior's Criminal Justice Program is the academic preparation of individuals planning criminal justice careers as well as the educational advancement of practitioners already enjoying criminal justice careers.

Graduates from UW-Superior's Criminal Justice Program distinguish themselves in many diverse professional fields, in graduate and law schools, and in the community. Alumni serve in positions of responsibility across the nation in federal, state and local criminal and juvenile justice agencies. Others have careers as private attorneys, paralegals, youth counselors, teachers, military officers, security/loss specialists and private investigators.

Students are free to take any of the 38 elective courses as long as they have completed required prerequisites. Nevertheless, to assist in the selection, four course groupings are suggested for consideration. Each grouping is a possible path to a career. Review of course choices should be made in consultation with the student's advisor.6

Path I: Law Enforcement
These 19 elective courses are suggested for students with career interests in public or private policing or other law enforcement agencies:
CJUS 210        Criminal Procedure and Evidence
CJUS 212        Managing Criminal Investigations
CJUS 300        Police Administration
CJUS 317        Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence
CJUS 350        An Introduction to Addiction and Recovery
CJUS 451        Constitutional Law, Part II
PHIL 211         Contemporary Moral Problems
POLS 150       American National Government
POLS 330       U.S. State and Local Government
POLS 370       Public Policy Analysis
POLS 467       Public Administration
POLS 468       Policy Evaluation
PSYC 310       Social Psychology
SOW 227        Interpersonal Skills
SOW 329        Crisis Intervention
SPAN 101       Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 102       Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 201       Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202       Intermediate Spanish II

Path II: Law and Court Processing
These 18 courses are suggested for students with career interests in criminal law or in court administration:
CJUS 210        Criminal Procedure and Evidence
CJUS 321        Judicial Process and Politics
CJUS 368        Alternative Dispute Resolution
CJUS 431        International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes
CJUS 451        Constitutional Law, Part II
PHIL 211         Contemporary Moral Problems
POLS 150       American National Government
POLS 330       U.S. State and Local Government
POLS 354       Introduction to Jurisprudence
POLS 370       Public Policy Analysis
POLS 467       Public Administration
POLS 468       Policy Evaluation
PSYC 310       Social Psychology
SOW 227        Interpersonal Skills
SPAN 101       Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 102       Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 201       Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202       Intermediate Spanish II
 

Path III: Corrections
These 17 elective courses are suggested for students with career interests in community or institutional corrections either in the public or private sector:
CJUS 317        Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence
CJUS 318        Community Corrections
CJUS 350        An Introduction to Addiction and Recovery
CJUS 451        Constitutional Law, Part II
PHIL 211         Contemporary Moral Problems
POLS 150       American National Government
POLS 330       U.S. State and Local Government
POLS 370       Public Policy Analysis
POLS 467       Public Administration
POLS 468       Policy Evaluation
PSYC 310       Social Psychology
SOW 227        Interpersonal Skills
SOW 329        Crisis Intervention
SPAN 101       Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 102       Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 201       Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202       Intermediate Spanish II
 

Path IV: Graduate Education
These 29 elective courses are suggested for students with varied career interests who would benefit from attending a graduate program in criminal justice or an allied field:
CJUS 300        Police Administration
CJUS 317        Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence
CJUS 318        Community Corrections
CJUS 321        Judicial Process and Politics
CJUS 350        An Introduction to Addiction and Recovery
CJUS 368        Alternative Dispute Resolution
CJUS 431        International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes
CJUS 451        Constitutional Law, Part II
PHIL 211         Contemporary Moral Problems
POLS 150       American National Government
POLS 330       U.S. State and Local Government
POLS 354       Introduction to Jurisprudence
POLS 370       Public Policy Analysis
POLS 467       Public Administration
POLS 468       Policy Evaluation
PSYC 310       Social Psychology
SOCI 303        Sociology of Community          
SOCI 369        Sociology of Work
SOCI 390        Qualitative Methods
SOCI 460        Social Class
SOCI 462        Public Opinion and Propaganda
SOCI 464        Social Change
SOCI 466        Social Psychology
SOCI 490        Selected Topics in Sociology3
SOW 329        Crisis Intervention
SPAN 101       Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 102       Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 201       Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202       Intermediate Spanish II

Three more possible choices: Depending on its content, the following courses also may be quite relevant to any particular career path. Please check with the instructor:
CJUS 160        Field Experience in Criminal Justice
CJUS 320        Special Topics in Criminal Justice
CJUS 497        Special and Student-Initiated Seminar
CJUS 499        Individualized Research or Applied Skills
 

Notes:

1 Criminal justice students must take a statistics course: either MATH 130 or PSYC 301. The difference in credit hours depends on whether a student elects to take MATH 130 Elementary Statistics (4 credits) or PSYC 301, Statistics for Psychological Research (3 credits). MATH 130 is a core course under the General Education requirements. Both MATH 130 and PSYC 301 have prerequisites. Students who successfully complete PSYC 301 need only to complete 15 of the 18 elective criminal justice credits. Not completing MATH 130 means that a student will be required to take a minimum of three credits in MATH and/or CSCI courses numbered above 099 to satisfy course General Education requirements. Generally, PSYC 301 is scheduled once an academic year. The course has a limited number of seats available for criminal justice students. MATH 130 is offered each semester.

2 Consent of the instructor must be obtained before registering for CJUS 491, Applied Criminal Justice, since the course is an independent learning experience involving an outside agency. The student should consult with the director of Criminal Justice about a prospective internship early in the semester before the semester of the actual field experience (see course description for details). Under some circumstances, students may elect to enroll in both CJUS 491, Applied Criminal Justice, and CJUS 499, Individualized Research or Applied Skills, in the same semester. Students may then spend the semester off campus engaged in research and professional development in a justice setting. Their credit hour load that semester may equal 16 hours.

3 Consent of the instructor must be obtained before registering for CJUS 160, Field Experience in Criminal Justice, CJUS 497, Special and Student-Initiated Seminar or CJUS 499, Individualized Research or Applied Skills

4 Permission of Sociology instructor and Criminal Justice program director required.

5 Elective coursework should be appropriate for student career aspirations and educational interests and should be selected in consultation with an appropriate advisor.

6 Students should confer with their advisors concerning graduate, professional and employment opportunities in criminal justice and related fields.

Criminal Justice Minor

The curriculum consists of coursework totaling 24 credits: 18 required credits and six elective ones. The elective courses are drawn from a pool of 18 courses. Three credits satisfy General Education requirements. The other 21 credits are from Criminal Justice and Sociology.

Criminal Justice Required Courses
CJUS 106        Human Behavior and Its Control -- Satisfies general education requirement for human behavior category.
CJUS 207        Police in American Communities
CJUS 211        Criminal Law
CJUS 315        Courts and American Justice
CJUS 316        Crime, Corrections and Punishment
CJUS 463        The Juvenile Justice System

Elective Courses
An additional six credits taken from among the following 18, one of which must be numbered 300 or higher.

CJUS 160        Field Experience in Criminal Justice
CJUS 210        Criminal Procedure and Evidence
CJUS 212        Managing Criminal Investigations
CJUS 300        Police Administration
CJUS 301        Study Abroad
CJUS 312        Gender, Crime and Justice
CJUS 317        Interpersonal, Community and Global Violence
CJUS 318        Community Corrections
CJUS 320        Special Topics in Criminal Justice
CJUS 321        Judicial Process and Politics
CJUS 350        An Introduction to Addiction and Recovery
CJUS 368        Alternative Dispute Resolution
CJUS 431        International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes
CJUS 451        Constitutional Law, Part II
CJUS 491        Applied Criminal Justice
CJUS 497        Special and Student-Initiated Seminar
CJUS 499        Individualized Research or Applied Skills
SOCI 308        Criminology