Approved Sociology Upper Division Electives

*NOTE: This list is effective for Fall 2020. If you took a course in a previous term, and it was on the list at the time you took it, we will continue to count it for sociology credit. Any student wishing to take a course this quarter that was previously approved but no longer appears on the current list will need a new petition.

4 out of the 5 required Sociology upper-division electives can be taken outside of the UCLA Sociology department (UCEAP, other UC courses, other UCLA departments, UCLA Extension etc.). Below you will find a list of UCLA courses that have been approved as Sociology upper-division electives. 

If you have already completed (or enrolled in) a course that appears below, please email Dreama (drhodes@soc.ucla.edu) or Simbi (mahlanza@soc.ucla.edu) with your UID # and the course information. These courses will not automatically show on the DAR. 

PETITIONS: If you wish to petition a course that doesn’t appear below, first check with Simbi or Dreama to see if the course has been denied in the past. If the course has never been petitioned or its petition has expired, send us an email with the course syllabus, and a 1-2 paragraph justification of how and why the course reflects an analytical social scientific perspective. You may choose to highlight the course readings from sociology journals or books written by sociologists, sociological theories applied in the course, or similarities between courses offered in the Sociology department and the course you are petitioning. Note that it is not enough that a course engages with similar topics as sociology courses but that it reflects a perspective closely paralleling sociology. For instance, classes that use literary analysis to explore social dynamics or understand a social group may provide an important perspective, but not a sociological one, and so such classes will be rejected. It takes approximately 2-3 business days for a petition to be reviewed, and you will be notified of the result via email.

NOTE: A number of approved courses are variable topics (for example Anthro 139), meaning you must have taken the exact course title as it appears below. These courses will have the title of the course in parentheses after the course number. Courses with the same number but a different title require their own petition.

  • African American Studies M120
  • African American Studies 188A (Race, Science and Health in Afro-Latin America)
  • African American Studies 188A (Race and U.S. Military Intervention in Africa) 
  • African American Studies C191 (Afro-Latin America)
  • African American Studies C191 (Africa and International Security)
  • African American Studies C191 (African American and Latino Relations in the U.S.)
  • African American Studies C191 (Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care)
  • African American Studies C191 (Reproducing While Black)
  • Anthropology 129 (Biological Anthropology: Mother Nature, Father Time: Evolutionary Perspectives on Parenting)
  • Anthropology 130
  • Anthropology 137P 
  • Anthropology 138P 
  • Anthropology 139 (Cross- and Intra-Cultural Perspectives and Understandings of Disability)
  • Anthropology 139 (Cultural Anthropology of Los Angeles)
  • Anthropology 139 (Medical Anthropology)
  • Anthropology 139 (Theories of Basic Types of Social Organization)
  • Anthropology 140
  • Anthropology 143 
  • Anthro M145P/Gender M154P
  • Anthropology 149 (Social Debates and Popular Culture in Israel)
  • Anthropology M152P / Psych M149
  • Anthropology 152Q 
  • Anthropology 154P
  • Anthropology 159 (Language and Youth Subculture)
  • Anthropology 159 (Global Hip Hop Culture: Hip Hop, Race, and Social Justice from South Central to South Africa)
  • Anthropology 169 (Ecology of Crime) (Formerly 149)
  • Anthropology 195CE
  • Arabic M107/Islamic Studies M107/Religion M107
  • Art History M127C/History M122E
  • Asian American Studies M114
  • Asian American Studies 115
  • Asian American Studies 130A
  • Asian American Studies 140SL
  • Asian American Studies M161
  • Asian American Studies 170
  • Asian American Studies 174A
  • ASL M115/Disability Studies M115
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies M102
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies CM106
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 123
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 149
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies M155B/Political Science M181B
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 165
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies CM177
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies CM182
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 188 (Afro-Latinos, Blaxicans and Nuyericans)
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 188 (Latino Working Families in the U.S.)
  • Chicano and Chicana Studies 191 (Chicana and Chicano Indigeneity)
  • Chicano and Chicana Studies 191 (Exploring Unequal Los Angeles: Race and Place)
  • Communication 108
  • Communication 122
  • Communication 132
  • Communication 133
  • Communication 140
  • Communication 151
  • Communication 156
  • Communication 158
  • Communication 160
  • Digital Humanities 101
  • Digital Humanities 151
  • Disability Studies M115/ASL M115
  • Education M102
  • Education M103
  • Education 138 (formerly Edu 187)
  • Education 143
  • Education 164
  • Education 187 (Immigrant-Origin Children and Youth)
  • Food Studies 159 (fomerly Society and Genetics 134)
  • Gender M114 / LGBTQ Studies M114
  • Gender M133C/History M133C
  • Gender M147D/History M147D
  • Gender M154P/Anthro M145P
  • Gender Studies M186A/History M186A
  • Geography 134
  • Geography 144
  • Geography 145
  • Geography 147
  • Global Health 100
  • Global Health 110A
  • Global Health 110B
  • Global Health 191 (Sociology of Global Health)
  • Global Health 191 (Health, Equity and Social Justice for the Most Marginalized Groups: A Global Perspective)
  • Global Studies 191 (Nationalism Resurgent: Nation and Identity in the Global Age)
  • Health Policy & Management M110
  • Health Policy & Management 140
  • History 109B
  • History M122E/Art History M127C
  • History 122F
  • History M133C/Gender M133C
  • History 144
  • History M147D/Gender M147D
  • History M151C
  • History M186D/Gender Studies M186A
  • History C187N (Capitalism in South East Asia)
  • History C191D (Asian American Culture)
  • Honors Collegium 136
  • International Development Studies M120 (Formerly M100B)
  • International Migration Studies 155
  • Islamic Studies M107/Religion M107/Arabic M107
  • Jewish Studies M142/Middle Eastern Studies M142
  • Jewish Studies 177 (American-Israeli Encounters)
  • Korean 172
  • Labor and Workplace Studies 101
  • Labor and Workplace Studies 140
  • Labor and Workplace Studies 188 (La Doméstica: Race, Class, and Gender in Domestic Work)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies 182 (Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ Community: Theory, Policy, and Practice)
  • LGBTQ Studies M114/Gender M114
  • Middle Eastern Studies M142 / Jewish Studies M142
  • Political Science 139 (Politics of Migration)
  • Political Science 142A
  • Political Science 143C
  • Political Science 151C
  • Political Science M167C (Formerly M100B)
  • Political Science 167D 
  • Political Science M181B/Chicana and Chicano Studies M155B
  • Psychology 130
  • Psychology 133A
  • Psychology 133F
  • Psychology 133G
  • Psychology 135
  • Psychology 137I
  • Psychology M149 / Anthro M152P
  • Psychology 188B (Perspectives on Parenting)
  • Public Affairs 111
  • Public Affairs 114
  • Public Affairs 115
  • Public Affairs 116
  • Public Affairs 120
  • Public Affairs M142
  • Public Affairs 148
  • Public Affairs 170
  • Public Health 150
  • Public Policy M120
  • Religion M107/Arabic M107/Islamic Studies M107