Program Information

Augustana Faculty offers:

  • A major in Sociology (BA)
    • 6 credits in AUSOC 101, 103, and 105
    • AUSOC 232 and one of AUSOC 233 and 377
    • 6 credits from AUSOC 236, 339, and AUSTA 213
    • 3 credits from AUSOC 437 and 439
    • 21 additional credits in Sociology, including at least 9 at the 300 level or above

Students intending to apply for graduate schools are advised, but not required, to take a minimum of 48 credits in Sociology.

  • A minor in Sociology (BA, BSc, BMgt, BMus)
    • 6 credits from AUSOC 101, 103 and 105
    • 3 credits from AUSOC 232, 233 and 377
    • 9 additional senior credits in Sociology

For specific information on requirements for these programs, please review Augustana's sections of the current Academic Calendar.

Learning Outcomes

Our students are critical thinkers, who can:

  • Utilize different perspectives and approaches within sociology to assess complex social phenomena
  • Read, evaluate, assess and compare a variety of types of sources and evidence
  • Understand and effectively contribute to important and contested social issues using sociological reasoning
  • Develop and offer creative answers and solutions to pressing social issues and debates

Our students are competent researchers, who can:

  • Conduct independent research using a variety of sources, approaches, and methods, emphasizing qualitative approaches
  • Synthesize and analyze existing literature on relevant topics
  • Construct convincing, analytically complex and evidence supported arguments

Our students are, effective communicators, who can:

  • Utilize clear, concise and effective written, oral, visual and electronic techniques to communicate complex ideas
  • Work collaboratively with peers to generate analytical insight
  • Articulate and demonstrate sociological thinking and knowledge through class discussions and oral presentations

Our students are engaged social participants who

  • Understand the complex and intersecting social, cultural, political and economic contexts within which they live
  • Appreciate the importance of social justice and diversity issues in our increasingly globalized world
  • Are aware of contemporary and enduring social issues on local, national and international levels