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Race and Urban Studies

The race and urban studies concentration is designed to provide students with an understanding of the various social forces which shape race relations, urban politics, social inequality, and the ever changing relationship between city and suburb. This concentration is appropriate for students seeking training in careers or activism in non-profit organizations, city or state government, housing and urban advocacy organizations, social justice institutes, or any private organization that focuses on social or racial inequality. The program is of particular relevance to students preparing for admission to graduate or professional programs in a variety of fields (e.g., law, sociology, urban planning, and public health). Students completing the concentration are awarded a certificate in race and urban studies by the Department of Sociology.

Requirements below based on the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog.

Area G - Race and Urban Studies Concentration Requirements (30 Hours)

  • Fifteen (15) hours of Major Requirements:
      • Soci 3010: Social Statistics;
      • Soci 3020: Social Research Methods;
      • Soci 3030: Sociological Theory;
      • Soci 3201: Wealth, Power, and Inequality.
      • A Critical Thinking Through Writing Course, choose one:
        • SOCI 4800;
        • SOCI 4801;
        • SOCI 4802;
        • or SOCI 4803
  • Soci 3212 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
  • Soci 4226 Urban Sociology (3)
  • Select two courses: (6)
      • Soci 3208 Work and Employment (3)
      • Soci 3214 American Racial-Ethnic Groups (3)
      • Soci 3220 Activism, Protest, and Revolution (3)
      • Soci 3222 Deviant Behavior (3)
      • Soci 3224 Crime and Punishment (3)
      • Soci 3228 The Holocaust (3)
      • Soci 3232 Poverty and Welfare (3)
      • Soci 3340 Population Problems (3)
      • Soci 3346 Drug Use and Abuse (3)
      • Soci 3350 Social Change and the Future (3)
      • Soci 3354 Sociology of Popular Culture (3)
      • Soci 4218 Power and Politics (3)
      • Soci 4230 Sociology of Health and Illness (3)
      • Soci 4279 Metropolitan Atlanta (3)
      • Soci 4310 Issues in the African American Community (3)
      • Soci 4312 African-American Women in the United States (3)
      • Soci 4360 Religion and Society (3)
      • Soci 4366 Law and Society (3)
      • Soci 4380 Educational Sociology (3)
  • Internship: Soci 4980 Internship (3)