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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology Major, BA – Honors Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Concentration


Students may pursue a concentration in sociology with honors, a concentration in criminology and criminal justice with honors, a concentration in environmental issues with honors, or a concentration in critical race and ethnic studies with honors. The honors concentration requires a 3.3 overall GPA, a 3.5 GPA in sociology coursework, with no grade of less than B+ in any sociology course, and at least 12 hours of honors courses. Honors courses must include SOCI 127 * (or another honors course approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies); SOCI 457 - Honors Thesis in Sociology  and 6 additional hours of honors sociology coursework chosen in consultation with an advisor. The 6 additional hours may include SOCI 497  or honors by contract courses in sociology. In addition, students are required to complete an advanced sociological research methods course in the department (SOCI 431  or other courses approved by the department). All prerequisites and requirements of the general sociology major or area of concentration are also required. The honors thesis may be original research or an in-depth theoretical exploration of an area within sociology, to be decided with the faculty member who agrees to direct the thesis.

Formal application must be made to the Director of Undergraduate Studies for admission to an honors concentration. Please send a letter of application, detailing your interest in the honors major and your academic performance.

* Meets University General Education Requirement .