The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in sociology, sociology (social welfare emphasis), and sociology (anthropology emphasis). Undergraduates seeking the B.A. degree must meet all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Letters. The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers minors in sociology, sociology (social welfare specialization), and sociology (anthropology specialization) for undergraduates pursuing a B.A. or B.S. in another academic discipline. The Library's criminal justice and anthropology collections have separate collection development statements.
Old Dominion University's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and Norfolk State University's Department of Sociology, also offer a joint Master of Arts - Applied Sociology Major. This graduate degree is designed to serve as professional training for students seeking employment in federal, state and local government agencies or in private-sector organizations. In addition, the M.A. - Applied Sociology Major provides training in the fundamentals of sociology for students wishing to pursue a Ph.D in the social sciences. Approximately half of the programs core courses and electives are taken at each institution. Students in the Applied Sociology Master's program may choose sociology, criminal justice or women's studies concentration tracks.
The sociology collection also supports a variety of other undergraduate and graduate level programs at Old Dominion University. At the undergraduate level, sociology courses are integrated into the "perspectives - social sciences" area of the general education core. Additionally, the sociology collection supports undergraduate and graduate level work in the areas of political science, women's studies, urban studies, public administration, psychology, philosophy, law, international studies, religion and education. The sociology collection may also support work done on campus by the Institute for the Study of Minority Issues.
To support these program offerings the library must collect a broad base of sociology materials at the undergraduate level, and a narrower range of material at the graduate and research levels. The areas of heaviest concentration are marriage/family, violence, social research methods and sex/gender. The area of violence is addressed in the collection development statement for criminal justice.
GENERAL COLLECTING GUIDELINES
English will be the primary language of the collection. English language translations of foreign works will be collected on a selective basis. Non-English language materials will generally not be collected, although exceptions are possible in special circumstances.
Chronological Treatment of Subject Guidelines:
The collection development emphasis will be on current topics in both applied and theoretical areas. Historical works and scholarly biographies will be collected selectively.
United States geographical areas will likely be emphasized. However the University's international emphasis will mean that sociological works related to all areas of the world will be selectively acquired. The primary areas of international emphasis will be Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia, Pacific Rim and Africa.
Treatment of Subject:
The collection emphasizes applied sociology materials. This may include handbooks, manuals to research methodology, etc. Highly theoretical treatments in sociology will be acquired selectively.
Types of Material:
The library will collect scholarly monographs including bibliographies, conference proceedings, and reference works. It will maintain on-site access to core sociology periodicals and to bibliographic databases designed to facilitate access to sociology literature. In addition, the library will offer access points to sociology related information that is not available on-site including online database services and Internet accessible resources. The Library may selectively acquire audio-visual materials or numeric data files.
Date of Publication:
Current materials published within the past five years will receive priority. Older materials may be selectively acquired in order to fill in weak areas of the collection or as the research emphasis of the department changes.
Other General Considerations:
The library offers web-based access to Contemporary Women's Issues,
PsycInfo and Criminal Justice Abstracts through Silverplatter.
Distance Education: Sociology degrees are not currently offered through the university's distance education program. However, sociology courses have been offered through TELETECHNET in support of the criminal justice degree and other programs.
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Bibliographer: Stuart Frazer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|HB848 - HB3697||Demography||4||Includes areas of faculty research|
|HB848 - HB3697||Population||4||Includes areas of faculty research|
|HD4903 - 4903.5||Discrimination in Employment||4||Includes areas of faculty research|
|HM19 - HM22||Sociology - History||3|
|HM24||Sociology - Methodology||4|
|HM24||Sociology - Philosophy||3a|
|HM48||Sociology - Research||4|
|HM141||Leadership||3b||Relevant to business programs|
|HM251-HM291||Social Psychology||4||Relevant to psychology programs|
|HQ503 - HQ1064||Family||4||Includes areas of faculty research|
|HQ1101 - 2030.7||Feminism||4||Area of faculty research|
|HT101 - HT395||Sociology, Urban||4||Relevant to urban studies program|
|HT601 - HT1455||Social Classes||3a|
|HT1501 - HT1595||Race Relations||3b|
|HV701 - 1420.5||Child Welfare||3a|
|HV4997 - HV5840||Substance Abuse||3a|
|LC189 - LC214.53||Educational Sociology||4||Relevant to education programs|
|P40||Sociolinguistics||4||Relevant to linguistics program|