Sociology Class
Melissa Wo '14 (left) learns to play a tribal instrument called a Kubing from guest Jason Lee at the Philippine Cultural Festival, hosted by Prof. Teddy Amoloza's May Term class, Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia.
Sociology Major

Overview

Sociology examines human behavior in different social and cultural contexts. Combining social relevance with the rigor of a scientific discipline, sociology’s subject matter is human association and all that it produces, including culture, technology, and society itself.

  • Are you curious about why people act the way they do?
  • Do you want to be a leader in your community?
  • Do your career goals include an understanding of group processes, social trends and cultural diversity here and abroad?

Then you need to study sociology!

At Illinois Wesleyan, students who major or minor in sociology will work with their advisor to craft an individualized program of study, which may include an internship and independent study courses.

Georganne Runbladt

Dr. Georganne Rundbladt

Curious about your sociology professors? Learn more about our distinguished sociology faculty.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.

Fall Semester

  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

Spring Semester

  • SOC 492 Senior Seminar
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

May Term

  • Optional

Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.