B.A. in Sociology

Cal State East Bay offers a major in Sociology that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The major contains two options: (1) Sociology and (2) Social Services.
The Sociology option is designed for students with career interests in the public sector or business or entry into law school, public administration, or graduate work in a number of fields. Sociology option students must take three of five courses in the area of social diversity. Any of the upper division courses offered by the department may be used to complete the additional 28 required units.
The Social Services option is designed to prepare students for beginning practice in a social services agency or going on to graduate study in social work, counseling or public administration. In the Social Services option, students take a variety of courses including two quarters of field placement, where they work for credit in a social services agency.

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Program Accomplishments

Student Accomplishments

Students helped develop and implement a survey on Proposition 13 tax reform for Housing California, a non-profit community agency. Four students presented the results at the annual Housing CA conference. This presentation led to an invitaiton to participate in a Webinar with another non-profit housing agency located in Los Angeles. Dr. Carl Stempel presented a schoalrly paper on the findings from the survey and he was invited as one of three guests on a Los Angeles area radio show that focused on tax reform. The project also received mention in the Sacramento Bee.

Faculty Accomplisments

  • Sukari Ivester developed a new course on Travel and Tourism, after attending a seminar in Brazil
  • Duke Austin developed a new course on immigration which brings immigrant high school students from Oakland to Cal State East Bay. High school students spend a full day with a CSUEB student enrolled in the immigration course.
  • These two new faculty members participated in the Diversity and Social Justice Faculty Learning Community, along with Dr. Carl Stempel.
  • Lecturer faculty have engaged in academic and community building activities over the past year, including development of a FaceBook site for recent graduates, conference presentations, and organization of a summer reading group for faculty.
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