Alice Lloyd College

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Program Coordinator: Dr. Marvin Pippert

Alice Lloyd College Social Science Division

Curriculum Guide Sheet (pdf)

Course Descriptions

The Sociology curriculum has three main purposes:

1.) To aid students in understanding social structure and inequality as well as the roles of social forces and ideas in shaping contemporary society;

2.) To provide a well-rounded education, preparing the student for a wide range of occupations, particularly those that work directly with people or with categories or groups of people;

3.) To provide a sound academic background for graduate study in sociology or or for such professions as law or the ministry.

The Sociology major is designed to give students a strong background in research design and social theory, as well as the tools for understanding the application of the discipline for contemporary social issues. Graduates of this major will be well prepared for professional school or graduate work in sociology, urban and regional planning, social work, and other programs. In addition, the Sociology major instills critical thinking and analytical skills that are of value to a variety of careers and professions, including economic development, social services, health care administration and support, Christian missions, and other occupations. Those majoring in Sociology may not double major in Social Science.

What is the difference between the Social Science major and the Sociology major?

The Sociology major at Alice Lloyd is designed for students wishing to prepare for a graduate degree in Sociology. The degree relies heavily on courses in research, theory, and applied sociology.

The Social Science major is intended for students who may not plan to go to graduate school but would like to work in the service sector where a strong background in sociology, as well as advanced courses in economics, psychology, and political science, would be an advantage. Many employees in these fields do not require the sociology degree, but some look for at least 30 credit hours in sociology which this major provides. The graduate with a Social Science major may still attend graduate school if academic standing permits.

Students may not double major in Sociology and Social Science, because there is not enough difference in the two majors to justify giving two degrees. The student must decide on one or the other no later than their senior year.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Sociology can access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Sciences: 12 hours

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 12 hours

Sociology Major Requirements

42 hours

  • Sociology / 33 hours

    Required (15 hours): SOC 101, 370, 371, 461, 489
    Choose 18 hours (if not previously chosen) from SOC 102, 203, 211, 301, 302, 303, 311, 312, 340, 380, SOC ___, SOC ___, 460-469.

  • Collateral / 9 hours

    Choose 6 hours from SSCI 101, 110, 310, and 410.
    Political Science (3 hours):
    Choose from 300-400 level courses.

General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation

Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or a minor. An emphasis in History, including the history of non-western societies, is a strong choice for this major. ENG 304 (Technical Writing) would enhance the student’s preparation for writing grant proposals, which are often necessary in the social science professions. Literature courses and Philosophy courses broaden the mind and offer the student a wealth of understanding and/or tolerance for the human condition. When selecting an elective, however, the important first consideration is that the student seek out an academic experience that he or she will enjoy.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year First Semester:

ENG 101
CIS 110
MATH 110, 112, 113, or 125
SOC 101
PE 103

Freshman Year Second Semester:

ENG 102
LE 101
BIOL 101
History Elective
Sociology Elective

Sophomore Year First Semester:

COMM 126
Sociology Elective
Sociology Elective
SSCI 110
Political Science Elective
Humanities Elective

Sophomore Year Second Semester:

A Physical Science
PSY 101
ECON 210
Sociology Elective
General Elective

Junior Year First Semester:

General Elective
SOC 370
SSCI 310
Humanities Elective
Sociology Elective
History Elective

Junior Year Second Semester:

General Elective
SOC 371
Political Science Elective
General Elective
Sociology Elective
Sociology Elective

Senior Year First Semester:

SOC 461
Humanities Elective
Sociology Elective
General Elective
General Elective

Senior Year Second Semester:

SOC 489
Social Science Elective
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective

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This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2012-14 and the Social Science Major Handbook. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.

Upcoming Events

Calendar

October 2013
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1st Quarter Grades Due

CloseOctober 2, 2013 @ N/A
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Fall Festival

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ N/A

Women's Volleyball vs. IU Kokomo

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

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Match to be played at Midway College.

America's Funniest Professor - Dr. Carl Hurley

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

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Dinner & a show. Special fundraiser for The June Buchanan School.

Women's Volleyball @ Midway College

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

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MCVB Tri-Match
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Men's Golf @ Berea College Fall Tournament

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ N/A

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@ Battlefield Golf Course – Berea, KY

Women's Tennis @ SLCOP

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ 11:00 am

Women's Tennis @ IU East

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
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Breast Cancer Awareness PBL Fundraiser

CloseOctober 8, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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This convocation serves as a fundraiser for Phi Beta Lambda (PBL).
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Midterm Grades Due

CloseOctober 9, 2013 @ N/A

Science Fair

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Grandparent's Day

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Alumni Association Meeting

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Appalachia Day Homecoming

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Appalachia Day Homecoming

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LE 101 Required Seminar - "Alice Lloyd: Stay on Stranger, 1876-1962"

CloseOctober 15, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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A non-convocation credit event; however, all students in LE 101 are required to attend. ALC welcomes special guest Jacqueline Kohl-Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton will present her performance of “Alice Lloyd: Stay on Stranger, 1876-1962.”
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Fall Board Meeting

CloseOctober 18, 2013 @ N/A

Men's Golf JV Tournament @ Union College

CloseOctober 18, 2013 @ N/A

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Berea College

CloseOctober 18, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

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Match 1 versus IU East @ 12 PM Match 2 versus Berea @ 2 PM Match 3 versus Brescia @ 4 PM
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Women's Tennis versus Berea College

CloseOctober 19, 2013 @ 11:00 am
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Alcohol Awareness Week

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Alcohol Awareness Week

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AIKCU's Private College Appreciation Day

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Substance Abuse: Glenda Shrum, KY Courts Case Specialist

CloseOctober 22, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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As part of this special week, Alice Lloyd will welcome Glenda Shrum, KY Courts Case Specialist, who will speak to the students about substance abuse.
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Alcohol Awareness Week

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Alcohol Awareness Week

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Fall Break (No Classes)

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Fall Break (No Classes)

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Women's Volleyball vs. Appalachian Bible College

CloseOctober 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
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Men's Cross Country @ Midway Invitational

CloseOctober 26, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

Women's Cross Country @ Midway Invitational

CloseOctober 26, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
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Women's Volleyball vs. Crown College

CloseOctober 28, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

Women's Volleyball vs. UPike

CloseOctober 28, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

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Final home game of the season.
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Leadership 101 Dining Etiquette Seminars

CloseOctober 30, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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This is a non-convocation credit event, but it is required of all LE 101 students. Sponsored by the ALC Leadership Program, Terri Thompson will teach students dining etiquette. There are three seminars in total. This is the first.
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LE 101 Dining Etiquette Seminars

CloseOctober 31, 2013 @ 8:00 am

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This is a non-convocation credit event, but it is required of all LE 101 students. Sponsored by the ALC Leadership Program, Terri Thompson will teach students dining etiquette. There are three seminars in total. These are the final two.

Terri Thompson Presents "Leadership: Where Do You Stand?"

CloseOctober 31, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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A favorite guest in the Caney Convocation Series, Terri Thompson will present Leadership: Where Do You Stand? Passion, Persistence, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

LE 101 Dining Etiquette Seminars

CloseOctober 31, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

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This is a non-convocation credit event, but it is required of all LE 101 students. Sponsored by the ALC Leadership Program, Terri Thompson will teach students dining etiquette. There are three seminars in total. These are the final two.

Eagle Madness!

CloseOctober 31, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

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Join us as we open basketball season!

Eagle Madness!

CloseOctober 31, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

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Come join us as we open basketball season! Get a first look at the men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the ALC cheerleaders and dance team. Support your Eagles!
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Fall Open House

CloseNovember 2, 2013 @ N/A

Men's Basketball versus Union College

CloseNovember 2, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

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Season Opener