THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY COURSES
THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY COURSES

The Department of Sociology (SOL) offers two types undergraduate programs in Sociology:
- a bachelor’s degree based on research and/or a licentiate degree (focused on preparing sociology teachers at high school level).
The undergraduate program in Social Sciences with a degree in Sociology includes subjects offered by our Department, the Departments of Anthropology (DAN), Economy (ECO), History (HIS), Philosophy (FIL), Statistics, and Geography, as well as other subjects offered by the Institute.
Students must obtain a total of 168 credits to complete the course, with a minimum of 6 semesters and maximum of 14 semesters. Ideally students complete the course in 8 terms that equal 4 years.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY

The Social Sciences undergraduate program offers a bachelor’s or licentiate degree for the following three majors:
-       Sociology (code 3123)
-       Licentiate in Social Sciences (code 3166)
-       Anthropology (code 3131)
To be admitted into the Social Sciences program, applicants must pass the entrance exam (vestibular) or the national exam (ENEM). All students follow the same curriculum until the third semester. They take 14 required classes that total 60 credits, or 35% of the 168 required credits to complete the course:

Subjects

Terms

Codes

Credits

Prerequisites

Departments

Introduction to Economy

1st 

132012

04

none

ECO

Introduction to Sociology

1st

134465

04

none

SOL

Introduction to Anthropology

1st

135011

04

none

DAN

Introduction to Political Science

1st

185035

04

none

REL

Social History and General Politics

1st

139190

04

none

HIS

Social History and Politics of Brazil

2nd 

139203

04

none

HIS

General Economic History

2nd

132021

04

132012

ECO

Economy of Brazil

2nd

132039

04

132012

ECO

Introductions to Social Science Methodology

2nd

134074

04

134465

SOL

Applied Statistics

3rd 

115011

06

none

EST

Sociology Theory 1

3rd

134473

06

134465

SOL

Anthropology Theory 1

3rd

135194

04

135011

DAN

Modern Political Theory

3rd

185051

04

185035

REL

Human and Economic Geography

4th 

138282

04

none

GEA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Credits = 60

 

 

 

 

 

Total Subjects = 14

 

 

 

 

 

 
In the first semester students are automatically registered in option 3115 – Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. Students are only required to declare a major at the end of the third semester. Students begin their fourth semester taking the classes required by their declared major, as well as elective classes.
The Sociology degree has three phases of objectives:
1) Expose students to Social and Human Sciences through the subjects of sociology, anthropology, and political science, along with historiography, geography, and philosophy.
2) Provide students with specific sociological information.
3) Prepare students throughout the last three semesters to do their individual monograph, the basic requirement for obtaining a social science bachelor’s degree in Sociology. This training begins in the Research Methods class where students are taught to establish correlations between theory and procedures in empirical research and analyses. Next, the Research Techniques class presents and debates the implications of using qualitative and quantitative modalities to infer social relations, processes, and structures. In Practical Research I and II, students are guided by a specific professor in conducting a research project that will serve as the basis for writing the final monograph (*). The process culminates when students defend their work publicly and are evaluated by an examination committee composed by the advising professor and an invited member (**).
The Sociology major has three subject categories.
Category I has 12 required subjects and grants 70 credits. It is important to note that Introduction to Sociology is a prerequisite for all classes in any of the three categories.
 

CATEGORY I

REQUIRED SUBJECTS

134465

INTRODUCTON TO SOCIOLOGY

Credits: 04

134546

RESEARCH METHODS

Credits: 06

134473

SOCIOLOGY THEORY 1

Credits: 06

134627

TEACHING PRACTICUM IN SOC SC

Credits: 08

134945

SOCIOLOGY METHODS

Credits: 06

134180

RESEARCH PRACTICUM 2 (DISSERTATION)

Credits: 08

134457

 RESEARCH PRACTICUM 1

Credits: 06

134082

BRAZILIAN SOCIOLOGY

Credits: 04

134953

RESEARCH TECHNIQUES

Credits: 06

135461

CONTEMPORARY SOC THEORY 1

Credits: 06

135470

CLASSIC SOCIOLOGY THEORY

Credits: 06

135488

MARXIST SOCIOLOGY THEORY

Credits: 06


Category II is a specific set of elective subjects. All Sociology majors must select at least 8 of the 16 possible credits. These classes address issues that are present in all sociology-related subjects.

CATEGORY II

134899

SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND CHANGES

Credits: 04

134554

SOCIALIZATION THEORIES

Credits: 04

134635

CLASS STRUCTURES AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

Credits: 04

134597

SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE

Credits: 04

 
 








Category III contains elective subjects related to the different research areas defined by the Department of Sociology: City and Culture; Education, Science, and Technology; Social Thought and Theory; Social Relations of Gender and Race; Politics, Religion, Values, and Society; Labor and Society; Violence and Citizenship. Students can choose to obtain a minimum of 16 credits of the 72 offered or take four of the following classes:  

CATEGORY III

134872

SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE

Credits: 04

134694

LATIN AMERICAN SOCIAL THOUGHT

Credits: 04

134805

 SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE

Credits: 04

134902

SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION

Credits: 04

134911

 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY

Credits: 04

134929

 SOCIOLOGY OF IDEOLOGY

Credits: 04

134961

DEVELOPEMNT AND EDUCATION

Credits: 04

134970

RURAL SOCIOLOGY

Credits: 04

134988

 URBAN SOCIOLOGY

Credits: 04

134996

 SOCIOLOGY OF LABOR

Credits: 04

135631

SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

Credits: 04

135640

 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

Credits: 04

135658

 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER RELATIONS

Credits: 04

135666

 SOCIOLOGY OF VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT

Credits: 04

135674

 SOCIOLOGY OF RELGION

Credits: 04

135682

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

Credits: 04

135691

QUANTITATIVE METHODOGY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

Credits: 04

135704

QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

Credits: 04

 
(*) Monographs must obey the following standards: be written according to BNT rules; contain up to 50 pages; be authored individually, and present undeniably original content.
 
(**) Individuals invited to participate in an examination committee can be anyone with a doctorate degree (professor or not), a master’s degree in Social Science, or students completing their doctorate degrees in Social Science.
For Sociology majors, subjects taken in the Department of Anthropology (DAN) are computed as electives.

REQUIRED SUBJECTS FOR ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR

Codes

Anthropology Theory 1

135194

Methods and Techniques in Social Anthropology

135186

Seminar on Anthropology Research

135003

Research Field Excursions

135232

Dissertation

135097

 

 

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS OFFERED BY DAN (*)

 

CODE

 

Brazilian Cultural Traditions

 

135364

 

Afro-Brazilian Studies

 

135241

 

Economic Anthropology

 

135291

 

Gender Anthropology

 

135321

 

Political Anthropology

 

135275

 

Social Organization and Kinship

 

135381

 

Indigenous Societies

 

135372

 

Peasant Societies

 

135143

 

Complex Societies

 

135224

 

Anthropology of Art

 

135259

 

Anthropology of Religion

 

135348

 

Identity and Interethnic Relations

 

135267

 

The Individual, Culture, and Society

 

135283

 

Culture and Environment

 

135496

 

Brazilian Anthropology Thought

 

135518

 

Urban Anthropology

 

135356

(*) "Anthropology Theory 1" (135194) is a pre-requisite for all subjects.  Each subject is worth 4 credits and can be taken during any term it is offered, whenever the pre-requisite is fulfilled. 
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