Sociology

The Sociology Department has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources

 

Study Abroad Information on the Sociology Website

Sociology Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

With approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, we have accepted the Santiago, Chile – The Politics of Development course with Tiffany Page.

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

We will accept five courses from UCEAP. The max is calculated by number of courses.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

We do not keep a list.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

No.

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Students need to submit our coursework evaluation form in addition to the syllabus for the term that they intend to take the course. Students should receive an answer in about 2-3 weeks.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Possibly. The student would need to meet the qualifications, apply and be accepted into the Senior Honors Program, which is two semesters long. The program is to be completed in a Fall-Spring sequence.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Yes.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Departmental Honors is only eligible to students who apply for and are accepted into the Senior Honors Program.

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

N/A

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The undergraduate advisers sign the fom.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

Yes, we place holds on our declared majors. Students must email us to have their holds removed.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

Please see one of the advisers to determine that all of the major requirements have already been completed or will be completed with coursework abroad.

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

Yes. Students who have participated in our program in Norway have received credit for Sociology requirements .

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?
Students need to submit our coursework evaluation form in addition to the syllabus for the term that they intend to take the course. Students should receive an answer in about 2-3 weeks.