Approved Sociology Upper Division Electives

*NOTE: This list is effective for Fall 2019 and on. If you took a course in a previous term, it was on the list at the time you took it, and you requested that it count as such, do not worry, we will continue to count it for sociology credit. Any student wishing to take a course that was previously approved but which no longer appears on the new list in Fall 2019 or later 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. Please contact Simbi for questions related to UCEAP courses applying to Sociology major electives.

If you have already completed (or enrolled in) a course that appears below, please email Simbi (mahlanza@soc.ucla.edu) with your UID # and course information.

PETITIONS: If you wish to petition a course that doesn’t appear below, first check with Simbi to see if the course has been denied in the past. If the course has never been petitioned or its petition has expired, send Simbi 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 C191 (African American and Latino Relations in the U.S.)
  • Anthropology 130
  • Anthropology 137P (Anthropology of Deviance and Abnormality)
  • Anthropology 139 (Cross- and Intra-Cultural Perspectives and Understandings of Disability)
  • Anthropology 139 (Theories of Basic Types of Social Organization)
  • Anthropology 143 (Economic Anthropology)
  • Anthropology 149 (Ecology of Crime) (Formerly 157)
  • Anthropology 149 (Social Debates and Popular Culture in Israel)
  • Anthropology 159 (Language and Youth Subculture)
  • Anthropology 195CE
  • Arabic M107/Islamic Studies M107/Religion M107
  • Asian American Studies 115
  • Asian American Studies 130A
  • Asian American Studies 140SL
  • Asian American Studies 170
  • Asian American Studies 174A
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies M155B/Political Science M181B
  • Chicano and Chicana Studies 191 (Chicana and Chicano Indigeneity)
  • Communication 108
  • Communication 140
  • Communication 158
  • Communication 160
  • Digital Humanities 151
  • Geography 134
  • Geography 144
  • Geography 145
  • Global Health 100
  • Global Studies 191 (Nationalism Resurgent: Nation and Identity in the Global Age)
  • History M122E/Art History M127C
  • History 144
  • History C187N (Capitalism in South East Asia)
  • Honors Collegium 136
  • International Migration Studies 155
  • Islamic Studies M107/Religion M107/Arabic M107
  • Jewish Studies 177 (American-Israeli Encounters)
  • Korean 172
  • 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)
  • Political Science 139 (Politics of Migration)
  • Political Science M167C/International Development Studies M120 (Formerly M100B)
  • Political Science M181B/Chicana and Chicano Studies M155B
  • Psychology 130
  • Psychology 133A
  • Psychology 137I
  • Public Affairs 114
  • Public Affairs 115
  • Public Affairs 116
  • Public Affairs 120
  • Public Affairs 148
  • Public Affairs 170
  • Public Health 150
  • Religion M107/Arabic M107/Islamic Studies M107