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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and African American and African Diaspora Studies (SOCAAADBA)Department of Sociology

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and African American and African Diaspora Studies allows students to study society and human social interaction as organized in systems of social relationships, organizations, and institutions with focus on African Americans and the African Diaspora. Students how pursue this major will acquire strategies and critical thinking skills to work with diverse populations in a variety of career fields.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 40 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Sociology Courses.
    1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    2. Charts, Graphs, and Tables. One (1) course:
    3. Social Inequality. One (1) course:
    4. Race and Ethnic Relations. One (1) course:
    5. Advanced Electives. Nine (9) credit hours:
  2. African American and African Diaspora Studies Courses.
    1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    2. African American History. One (1) course:
    3. African American Literature. One (1) course:
    4. History, Culture, and Social Issues. Six (6) credit hours:
    5. Senior Seminar in AAADS. One (1) course:
    6. 300–499 Level AAAD Courses. 12 credit hours:
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. College Breadth. At least 38 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also succesfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.