SOC – Sociology Instructor Qualifications
SOC Instructor Qualification Requirements:
- Sociology faculty must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in sociology or a sub-discipline of sociology (i.e. demography, urban studies, criminology, gerontology, peace studies, womens’ studies, or as defined by the SAC). The sub-discipline degree must have at least 32 hours of graduate-level course work in sociology, with not more than half in research methods. There may be exceptions for special topic classes, as specified by the SAC.
- Social Work and other social science disciplines, such as Anthropology, Psychology, or Political Science, are not considered sub-disciplines of Sociology.
Revised Date: 2008
Qualifications for specific SOC courses:
SOC 223: Sociology of Aging
SOC 230: Introduction to Gerontology
SOC 232: Death and Dying
- Master’s degree in sociology or gerontology; or Master’s degree in related area with at least 30 credit hours of graduate level credit in sociology or gerontology; and 3 years recent work or teaching experience in the field of aging.
Approved: October 2013
SOC 231 Sociology of Health and Aging
- Master’s degree in sociology, gerontology, public health, or nursing; or Master’s degree in related area with at least 30 credit hours upper division or graduate credit in health and aging; and 3 years recent work or teaching experience in the field
Bachelor’s degree in sociology, gerontology, public health, or nursing; or Bachelor’s degree in a related field with at least 30 credit hours upper division course work in health and aging; and 4 years recent work experience in the field.
Approved: January 2010
SOC 211 Peace and Conflict (always cross-listed with PS 211)
SOC 280B Community Service and Action Seminar (always cross-listed with PS 280B)
- Masters in Political Science, Sociology, Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies, or Peace and Conflict Studies.
Approved: January 2011