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

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September 2013
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Women's Volleyball vs. Johnson University

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Women's Volleyball vs. IUSE

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Last Day to Register, Drop/Add

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Last Day to Register, Drop/Add

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Women's Volleyball @ Cincinnati Christian

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Labor Day (No Classes)

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Ist Quarter Mid-Term Ends

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All-Campus Carnival & Cookout

CloseSeptember 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

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An SGA-sponsored event.

All-Campus Carnival & Cookout

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An SGA-sponsored event.
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Elementary Fall Field Day (K-5)

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Men's Cross Country @ UPike Dual Meet

CloseSeptember 6, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

Women's Cross Country @ UPike Dual Meet

CloseSeptember 6, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
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Women's Tennis versus Asbury University

CloseSeptember 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
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ALC Blood Drive

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Yearbook Photos

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 9:00 am

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Yearbook photos will be taken in the entry area between the faculty-staff and student lounges on the 2nd floor of the Jerry C. Davis Student Center. The photo session counts as convocation credit and is required of all students. Please note that professional dress is also required.

Fall Opening Convocation: Colmon Elridge III

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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ALC is pleased to welcome Colmon Elridge III, executive assistant to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Attendance at ALC’s opening convocation is required for all students, faculty, and staff.

Opening Convocation

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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Required of ALL students.

Opening Convocation

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Women's Volleyball @ Johnson University

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

Women's Volleyball @ Hiwassee

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
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MAPP Test (Freshmen & Juniors)

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MAPP Testing

CloseSeptember 12, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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This is a required convocation for all first-time freshmen and all juniors ONLY. It is a casual dress event. Please watch for postings around campus that will provide more specific information. Location TBA.

MAPP Testing

CloseSeptember 12, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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This is a required convocation for all first-time freshmen and all juniors ONLY. It is a casual dress event. Please watch for postings around campus that will provide more specific information. Location: TBA.
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Senior Field Day (6-12)

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Men's Cross Country @ Centre College Invitational

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Women's Cross Country @ Centre College Invitational

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Women's Tennis versus Midway

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Asbury

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

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Match #1 vs. SLCOP @ 12 PM Match #2 vs. Asbury University @ 2 PM Match #3 vs. Point Park University @ 4 PM
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ N/A

Virginia College Fair: Buchanan County Technical Center (Buchanan Co, VA)

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Virginia College Fair: Dickenson County Education Center (Dickenson Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Virginia College Fair: UVA-Wise, David J. Prior Convo. Center (Wise Co., VA)

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Religious Emphasis Week

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Virginia College Fair: Lee High School (Lee Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Constitution Day

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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Andrew Busroe, ALC’s Director of Library Services and adjunct professor, will lead us in a discussion to celebrate Constitution Day.

Virginia College Fair: Scott County Career and Tech Center (Scott Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Virginia College Fair: Southwest VA Higher Ed. (Abingdon/Washington Counties)

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

Religious Emphasis with Mark Combs

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

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In the first of three sessions, Mark Combs, founder of Hazard, KY’s Summit Community Church, will address students as part of Religious Emphasis Week.
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Religious Emphasis Week

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Virginia College Fair: Smyth County College Night

CloseSeptember 18, 2013 @ N/A

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Time and location TBD.

Virginia College Fair: Lebanon High School Gymnasium (Russell Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 18, 2013 @ 9:30 am

Virginia College Fair: Southwest VA Community College (Tazewell Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 18, 2013 @ 12:30 pm
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Religious Emphasis Week

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Virginia College Fair: Carroll County High School

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Religious Emphasis with Mark Combs

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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In the second of three sessions, Mark Combs, founder of Hazard, KY’s Summit Community Church, will address students as part of Religious Emphasis Week.

Virginia College Fair: Wytheville Meeting Center

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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The Wytheville Meeting Center is located adjacent to the campus of Wytheville Community College.

Religious Emphasis with Mark Combs

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

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In the last of three sessions, Mark Combs, founder of Hazard, KY’s Summit Community Church, will address students as part of Religious Emphasis Week.
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Alumna and Alumnus of the Year Banquet

CloseSeptember 20, 2013 @ N/A

Men's Golf @ Hiwassee One-Day Golf Tournament

CloseSeptember 20, 2013 @ N/A

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Location: Three Ridges Golf Course – Knoxville, TN

Women's Volleyball @ Berea College Spoonbread Smash

CloseSeptember 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

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Matches: Sept. 20th vs. Ohio Christian @ 7 PM Sept. 21st vs. UPike @ 9 AM Sept. 21st vs. Johnson University @ 11 AM Sept. 21st vs. Carlow University @ 4 PM
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Women's Volleyball @ Berea College Spoonbread Smash

CloseSeptember 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am

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Matches: Sept. 20th vs. Ohio Christian @ 7 PM Sept. 21st vs. UPike @ 9 AM Sept. 21st vs. Johnson University @ 11 AM Sept. 21st vs. Carlow University @ 4 PM

Men's Cross Country @ Berea College Invitational

CloseSeptember 21, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Women's Cross Country @ Berea College Invitational

CloseSeptember 21, 2013 @ 10:30 am
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Women's Tennis @ IU Southeast

CloseSeptember 22, 2013 @ 11:00 am
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PBL Cupcake Social

CloseSeptember 24, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

Women's Volleyball @ Hiwassee College

CloseSeptember 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
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Women's Volleyball vs. Cincinnati Christian

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Women's Tennis @ Carlow University

CloseSeptember 28, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
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1st Quarter Grades Due

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Fall Festival

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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

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@ Battlefield Golf Course – Berea, KY

Women's Tennis @ SLCOP

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ 11:00 am

Women's Tennis @ IU East

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