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Sample Degree Plan Courses

The following is a list of courses based on sample degree plan. Other requirements may be necessary to complete this degree.

Sociology

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Term One

An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determines placement into first-year composition coursesï‚Ÿ ASU Math Placement Exam score determines placement in Mathematics courseï‚Ÿ All freshmen are required to pass an academic success class and therefore must enroll in an Academic Success Cluster and/or a First Year Seminar

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

SOC Introductory Sociology
3.0

Free Elective

Math prerequisite if needed

6.0 Hrs. required.

Term Two

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Related Field Course

3.0 Hrs. required.

Humanities, Fine Arts & Design (HU) and Cultural Diversity in the US (C), Global Awareness (G) or Hi

3.0 Hrs. required.

Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design (HU)

HU: Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design and SB: Social and Behavioral Sciences (Combined 15 Semester Hours) The study of the humanities and the disciplines of art and design deepen awareness of the complexities of the human condition and its diverse histories and cultures. Courses in the humanities are devoted to the productions of human thought and imagination, particularly in philosophical, historical, religious, and artistic traditions. Courses with an emphasis in fine arts and design are devoted to the study of aesthetic experiences and the processes of artistic creation. They may also feature a design emphasis in which material culture is studied as a product of human thought and imagination. The social and behavioral sciences provide scientific methods of inquiry and empirical knowledge about human behavior, within society and individually. The forms of study may be cultural, economic, geographic, historical, linguistic, political, psychological or social. The courses in this area address the challenge of understanding the diverse natures of individuals and cultural groups who live together in a world of diminishing economic, linguistic, military, political and social distance.Variable Course Hours:ASB 353 3-4 ENG 365 3-4 APH 300 2-3

3.0 Hrs. required.

AFH Art Of Africa, Oceania & Americas
3.0

Cultural Diversity in the US/Global Awareness/Historical Awareness

3.0 Hrs. required.

Cultural Diversity in the US (C)

Cultural Diversity in the United States (C) (may be combined with other general studies requirements.)

https://webapp4.asu.edu/catalog/courselist?&t=2087&g=C

The objective of the cultural diversity (C) requirement is to promote awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity within the contemporary United States. The objective is accomplished through the study of the cultural, social, or scientific contributions of women and minority groups, examination of their experiences in the United States, or exploration of successful or unsuccessful interactions between and among cultural groups. Awareness of cultural diversity and its multiple sources can illuminate the collective past, present and future and also help students to achieve greater mutual understanding and respect.

3.0 Hrs. required.

AFH American Ethnic Literature
3.0

Natural Science-Quantitative (SQ)

SQ and SG: Natural Sciences (Combined Eight Semester Hours) The natural sciences help students appreciate the scope and limitations of science and its contributions to society. Natural science areas of study include anthropology, astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, experimental psychology, geology, microbiology, physical geography, physics and plant biology. Knowledge of methods of the scientific inquiry and mastery of basic scientific principles and concepts are stressed, specifically those that relate to matter and energy in living and nonliving systems. First-hand exposure to scientific phenomena in the laboratory is important in developing and understanding the concepts, principles and vocabulary of science. General Studies courses that satisfy the natural science requirement are given one of two classifications: quantitative (SQ) and general (SG). Natural Science—Quantitative (SQ) These laboratory courses include a substantial introduction to the fundamental behavior of matter and energy in physical and biological systems. Natural Science—General (SG) These laboratory courses cover aspects of scientific inquiry that lend themselves to more qualitative or descriptive discussions of science. Eight semester hours of courses designated SQ or SG must be selected. Of these, at least four semester hours must be taken from the SQ category.

4.0 Hrs. required.

AST Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
3.0
AST Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
3.0
AST Astronomy Laboratory I
1.0
AST Astronomy Laboratory II
1.0
AST Intro/Planetary/Stellar Astrop
3.0
AST Intro/Galactic/Extra/Astrophys
3.0
BIO The Living World
4.0
BIO General Biology I
4.0
CHM Introductory Chemistry
4.0
CHM Chemistry and Society
3.0
CHM Chemistry and Society Lab
1.0
CHM General Chemistry I
4.0
CHM General Chemistry for Engrs
4.0
CHM General Chemistry II
4.0
CHM General Chemistry For Majors I
3.0
CHM Gen Chemistry For Majors II
3.0
CHM Elementary Organic Chemistry
3.0
CHM Elementary Organic Chem Lab
1.0
GLG Intro To Geology I
3.0
GLG Introduction to Geology I-Lab
1.0
GPH Intro to Physical Geography
4.0
GPH Introduction to Meteorology
3.0
GPH Intro to Meteorology Lab
1.0
MBB Princ Molecular&cellular Bio I
4.0
MSE Patterns in Nature
4.0
MSE Sensing The World
4.0
PHS Fundamentals Physical Science
4.0
PHS Patterns in Nature
4.0
PHY Introduction to Physics
4.0
PHY General Physics
3.0
PHY General Physics
3.0
PHY General Physics Laboratory
1.0
PHY General Physics Laboratory
1.0
PHY Univ Physics I: Mechanics
3.0
PHY University Physics Lab I
1.0
PHY Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
3.0
PHY University Physics Lab II
1.0
PHY Physics I
4.0
PHY Physics II
4.0
PHY Physics III
4.0
PLB Concepts in Plant Biology
4.0
PLB Biology Of Plants
3.0
PLB Biology Of Plants Laboratory
1.0
SES Earth/solar System/universe I
3.0

Term Three

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

MAT College Mathematics
3.0

Sociology Elective

3.0 Hrs. required.

Humanities, Fine Arts & Design (HU) and Cultural Diversity in the US (C), Global Awareness (G) or Hi

3.0 Hrs. required.

Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design (HU)

HU: Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design and SB: Social and Behavioral Sciences (Combined 15 Semester Hours) The study of the humanities and the disciplines of art and design deepen awareness of the complexities of the human condition and its diverse histories and cultures. Courses in the humanities are devoted to the productions of human thought and imagination, particularly in philosophical, historical, religious, and artistic traditions. Courses with an emphasis in fine arts and design are devoted to the study of aesthetic experiences and the processes of artistic creation. They may also feature a design emphasis in which material culture is studied as a product of human thought and imagination. The social and behavioral sciences provide scientific methods of inquiry and empirical knowledge about human behavior, within society and individually. The forms of study may be cultural, economic, geographic, historical, linguistic, political, psychological or social. The courses in this area address the challenge of understanding the diverse natures of individuals and cultural groups who live together in a world of diminishing economic, linguistic, military, political and social distance.Variable Course Hours:ASB 353 3-4 ENG 365 3-4 APH 300 2-3

3.0 Hrs. required.

AFH Art Of Africa, Oceania & Americas
3.0

Cultural Diversity in the US/Global Awareness/Historical Awareness

3.0 Hrs. required.

Cultural Diversity in the US (C)

Cultural Diversity in the United States (C) (may be combined with other general studies requirements.)

https://webapp4.asu.edu/catalog/courselist?&t=2087&g=C

The objective of the cultural diversity (C) requirement is to promote awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity within the contemporary United States. The objective is accomplished through the study of the cultural, social, or scientific contributions of women and minority groups, examination of their experiences in the United States, or exploration of successful or unsuccessful interactions between and among cultural groups. Awareness of cultural diversity and its multiple sources can illuminate the collective past, present and future and also help students to achieve greater mutual understanding and respect.

3.0 Hrs. required.

AFH American Ethnic Literature
3.0

Natural Science – Quantitative or General (SQ/SG)

4.0 Hrs. required.

Natural Science-General (SG)

SQ and SG: Natural Sciences (Combined Eight Semester Hours)

The natural sciences help students appreciate the scope and limitations of science and its contributions to society. Natural science areas of study include anthropology, astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, experimental psychology, geology, microbiology, physical geography, physics and plant biology. Knowledge of methods of the scientific inquiry and mastery of basic scientific principles and concepts are stressed, specifically those that relate to matter and energy in living and nonliving systems. First-hand exposure to scientific phenomena in the laboratory is important in developing and understanding the concepts, principles and vocabulary of science.

General Studies courses that satisfy the natural science requirement are given one of two classifications: quantitative (SQ) and general (SG).

  1. Natural Science—Quantitative (SQ)

    These laboratory courses include a substantial introduction to the fundamental behavior of matter and energy in physical and biological systems.

  2. Natural Science—General (SG)

    These laboratory courses cover aspects of scientific inquiry that lend themselves to more qualitative or descriptive discussions of science.

Eight semester hours of courses designated SQ or SG must be selected. Of these, at least four semester hours must be taken from the SQ category.

4.0 Hrs. required.

ASB
4.0

Term Four

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Sociology Elective

SOC Elective, see adviser for details.

3.0 Hrs. required.

Second Language

Second Language (4th semester CLAS Proficiency) OR if language proficiency completed, Elective. See adviser for details.

4.0 Hrs. required.

Term Five

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Second Language

Second Language (4th semester CLAS Proficiency) OR if language proficiency completed, Elective. See adviser for details.

4.0 Hrs. required.

Sociology Elective

SOC Elective, see adviser for details.

3.0 Hrs. required.

Electives

3.0 Hrs. required.

Term Six

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

SOC Research Methods
3.0
LIA Topic: Facilitator Seminar I
3.0

Methods

1 courses required.

Free Elective

3.0 Hrs. required.

Upper division Elective

See adviser for details.

3.0 Hrs. required.

Term Seven

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Free Electives

7.0 Hrs. required.

Upper Division Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L)

http://catalog.asu.edu/ug_gsrL: Literacy and Critical Inquiry (Six Semester Hours) Literacy is competence in written and oral discourse. Critical inquiry is the gathering, interpretation, and evaluation of evidence. The literacy and critical inquiry requirement helps students sustain and extend their ability to reason critically and communicate clearly through language. Students must complete six semester hours from courses designated as L, at least three semester hours of which must be chosen from approved upper-division courses, preferably in their major. Students must have completed ENG 101, 105, or 107 to take an L course.Variable Course hours:ACC 493 1-6 unitsADE 493 1-6 unitsAFH 493 1-6 unitsAFR 493 1-6 unitsALD 493 1-6 unitsAME 493 1-6 unitsANP 493 1-6 unitsAPA 493 1-6 unitsAPH 493 1-6 unitsARB 493 1-6 unitsARE 493 1-6 unitsARS 493 1-6 unitsART 493 1-6 unitsASB 493 1-6 unitsASM 493 1-6 unitsAST 493 1-6 unitsBCH 493 1-6 unitsBIO 493 1-6 unitsBME 493 1-6 unitsCDE 493 1-6 unitsCED 493 1-6 units CEE 493 1-6 unitsCHE 493 1-6 unitsCHI 493 1-6 unitsCHM 452 1-2 unitsCHM 493 1-6 unitsCIS 493 1-6 unitsCLS 493 1-6 units COM 493 1-6 unitsCON 493 1-6 units CPI 493 1-6 unitsCSE 493 1-6 unitsDAH 493 1-6 unitsDCE 493 1-6 unitsDSC 493 1-6 unitsECN 493 1-6 unitsEDP 493 1-6 unitsENG 493 1-6 unitsFAS 493 1-6 unitsFIN 493 1-6 unitsFMP 493 1-6 unitsFIN 493 1-6 unitsFMP 493 1-6 unitsFMS 493 1-6 unitsFRE 493 1-6 unitsFSE 493 1-6 unitsGCU 493 1-6 unitsGER 493 1-6 unitsGLB 493 1-6 unitsGLG 493 1-6 unitsGPH 493 1-6 units GRA 493 1-6 unitsGRK 493 1-6 unitsHON 493 1-6 unitsHPS 493 1-6 unitsHST 493 1-6 unitsHST 498 1-7 unitsHUD 493 1-6 units IED 493 1-6 units IEE 493 1-6 unitsIND 493 1-6 unitsINT 493 1-6 units ITA 493 1-6 unitsJPN 493 1-6 unitsJUS 493 1-6 unitsKIN 493 1-6 unitsKOR 493 1-6 unitsLAT 493 1-6 unitsLDE 493 1-6 unitsLES 493 1-6 unitsLIA 493 1-6 unitsMAE 493 1-6 unitsMAT 493 1-6 unitsMBB 493 1-6 unitsMGT 493 1-6 unitsMHL 493 1-6 units MIC 493 1-6 unitsMIS 493 1-6 unitsMKT 493 1-6 unitsMSE 493 1-6 unitsMTC 493 1-6 unitsMTE 493 1-6 unitsMUE 493 1-6 unitsMUP 493 1-6 unitsMUS 493 1-6 unitsPHI 493 1-6 unitsPHS 493 1-6 unitsPHY 493 1-6 unitsPLA 493 1-6 unitsPLB 493 1-6 unitsPLC 493 1-6 unitsPOR 493 1-6 unitsPOS 493 1-6 unitsPOS 498 1-7 unitsPSY 493 1-6 unitsPUP 493 1-6 unitsQBA 493 1-6 unitsREL 493 1-6 units RUS 493 1-6 unitsSCM 493 1-6 unitsSGS 493 1-6 unitsSHS 493 1-6 unitsSLC 493 1-6 unitsSLV 493 1-6 unitsSOC 493 1-6 unitsSOS 493 1-6 unitsSPA 493 1-6 unitsSPF 493 1-6 unitsSTP 493 1-6 unitsTCL 493 1-6 unitsTHE 493 1-6 unitsTHP 493 1-6 unitsWPC 493 1-6 unitsWST 493 1-6 unitsWST 498 1-7 units

3.0 Hrs. required.

ACC Honors Thesis
1.0
ADE
1.0
AES Air Force Leadership Studies I
3.0

Term Eight

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Upper Division Elective

9.0 Hrs. required.

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