› Academics » Sociology » The Major » Advising FAQs Home Philosophy and Goals Faculty Paul Kooistra David Redburn Kristy Maher Ken Kolb Allison Hurst Kyle Longest Carmel Price Aaron Passell Christin Munsch Back to Faculty Page Students Newsletter Courses The Major Advising FAQs The Research Sequence Research and Internships Library Resources Presentation Opportunities Soc 503 - The Internship Class IRB Research Opportunities Furman Advantage Internship Opportunities Awards and Honors Johnson-Webb Award James Dan Cover Award Elta Cover Award David Redburn Award AKD Honor Society Careers / Graduate School Graduate School Request for Recommendation Careers in Social Work Study Away Facilities Plan a Visit › Apply Now › Give to Furman › Main Content Column 1 When will the new sociology curriculum be implemented? The new curriculum will be in place for the 2008-2009 academic year. What are the major changes to the curriculum? To see all of the changes to the major please go to the "Requirements" section under "The Major" on the main page of the website but the most important changes are as follows: 9 courses instead of 8 will be required SOC 52, the statistics course, will be eliminated SOC 51, the methods course, will include both qualitative and quantitative components Both qualitative and quantitative seminars, with research projects, will be required. Will I be subject to the new course requirements if I declared last year (06-07)? No, if you declared prior to this year (07-08) you will be under the old requirements. What if I declared last year (06-07) but don't want to take the research sequence until next year (08-09)? If you can't or don't want to take the sequence until next year special arrangements will made to ensure that you get the courses you need and of course you would only be required to take eight courses.