b. Students must complete one additional advanced 700-level Socio logy course in social theory and one additional advanced 700-level Sociology course in statistics or research methods, or equivalents approved by student’s Doctoral Examination Committee Chair and the Graduate Coordinator.
c. Of the 40 required course credit hours, a maximum of six hours may be used as Flex Credits toward any combination of the following: Independent Study; Directed Reading; an approved 600-level Sociology course that is unavailable at the 700 level; and/or approved 700-level course in another department.
d. A maximum of six credits of Independent Study or Directed Readings are allowed at the Ph.D. level.
e. A maximum of six credit hours may be taken in an approved 700 level graduate course in a related discipline.
f. Doctoral students must identify two areas of specialization (Culture; Inequalities; Social Psychology, Symbolic Interactionism and Deviance; Politics & Institutions; or Community Studies) and complete a minimum of 3 credits of advanced study in each area.
g. A minimum of 34 course credits must be completed in 700-level Sociology courses.
h. Ph.D. candidates are strongly encouraged to enroll in SOC 709, Learning to Teach Sociology. Doctoral students who have completed their Theory and Methods comprehensive exams and SOC 709 may be eligible for autonomous teaching.
i. Doctoral students teaching their own autonomous courses must be simultaneously enrolled in:
; after one semester of taking SOC 710 for credit, graduate student instructors may audit the class.
j. Any grade below a B will not be accepted for graduate credit. A grade below a B will result in probation. If a student receives two grades below a B, in the same or different courses, they will be separated from the program.
k. A student may only be on academic probation twice during their graduate career in Sociology; a third probation will result in separation from the program.
l. No student shall be allowed more than two simultaneous grades of Incomplete, except in the case of documented and approved emergency or medical leave.
m. Please see the Sociology Graduate Program Handbook for additional up-to-d ate infor mation about program rules, regulations, guidelines, processes and procedures.