Approved Sociology Upper Division Electives

The Sociology major consists of 11 upper division courses, this includes 5 electives for the Sociology major. At least one Sociology course from the Sociology department must count for the Sociology elective requirement. This means up to 4 Sociology electives can be taken outside of the Sociology department (includes courses from this list, Study Abroad, other universities, UCLA Extension etc.). Any course on this list has been approved to count as a Sociology upper-division elective. It is not a requirement that you take any course on this list, these are just options in case you are not available for the Sociology courses offered by our department. We cannot override restrictions from other departments on this list, you must wait until that department allows you to enroll.

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 university ID number to ask that the course be added as a Sociology elective on your Degree Audit Report . 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: Variable topics courses have the same course number but different course titles (Ex: Anthro 139, CCAS 191, Gender 185). In order for a variables topic course to count as a Sociology elective, the course title you are enrolled in must match the title on this pageThese courses will have the title of the course in parentheses after the course number. Courses with the same number but a different title are not approved and require their own petition.

  • African American Studies 110A (Race, Science and Society) – Formerly numbered 188A
  • African American Studies 110B (Black Reproduction)
  • African American Studies M115 / Labor Studies M115
  • African American Studies M120
  • African American Studies M121/American Indian Studies M123
  • African American Studies M154C / Political Science M184A
  • African American Studies M159P/ Anthropology M144P/ Asian American Studies M169
  • African American Studies M172 / Gender M172
  • African American Studies 175 (Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care) – Formerly numbered C191
  • African American Studies 184A
  • African American Studies 188A (Global Hip Hop)
  • 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 (Reproducing While Black)
  • American Indian Studies M123/African American Studies M121
  • Anthropology 129 (Biological Anthropology: Mother Nature, Father Time: Evolutionary Perspectives on Parenting)
  • Anthropology 129 (Measuring Behavior)
  • Anthropology 129 (Neuroscience for Social Science)
  • Anthropology 130
  • Anthropology 133
  • Anthropology 137P
  • Anthropology 138P
  • Anthropology 139 (Cross- and Intra-Cultural Perspectives and Understandings of Disability)
  • Anthropology 139 (Cultural Anthropology of Los Angeles)
  • Anthropology 139 (What is Culture and How do People Acquire It)
  • Anthropology 139 (Medical Anthropology)
  • Anthropology 139 (Theories of Basic Types of Social Organization)
  • Anthropology 140
  • Anthropology 143
  • Anthropology M144P/ African American Studies M159P/ Asian American Studies M169
  • Anthropology M145P / Gender M154P
  • Anthropology 149 (Anthropology of Mental Health)
  • Anthropology 149 (Anthropology of Violence)
  • Anthropology 149 (Health, Power and Inequality)
  • Anthropology 149 (Social Debates and Popular Culture in Israel)
  • Anthropology 149 (Social Movements and Controlling Processes)
  • Anthropology M152P / Psych M149
  • Anthropology 152Q
  • Anthropology 154P
  • Anthropology 154Q
  • Anthropology 155
  • Anthropology 158P (formerly Anthro 159-Global Hip Hop Culture: Hip Hop, Race, and Social Justice from South Central to South Africa)
  • Anthropology 159 (Language and Youth Subculture)
  • Anthropology 163P
  • Anthropology 169 (Ecology of Crime) (Formerly 149)
  • Anthropology 169 (Governance and Power in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands)
  • Anthropology 195CE
  • Arabic M106
  • Arabic M107/Islamic Studies M107/Religion M107
  • Art History M127C/History M122E
  • Asian American Studies 103
  • Asian American Studies M114
  • Asian American Studies 115
  • Asian American Studies M117/Psychology M107
  • Asian American Studies M119 (Labor and Community Organizing in Asian America)
  • Asian American Studies M129 / CHS M140
  • Asian American Studies 130A
  • Asian American Studies 134
  • Asian American Studies 140SL / 140XP
  • Asian American Studies M161
  • Asian American Studies M162 / CCAS M128B / Gender M140C / Labor Studies M143
  • Asian American Studies M166A / Labor Studies M166A / Chicano M156A
  • Asian American Studies M169/ Anthropology M144P/ African American Studies M159P
  • Asian American Studies 170
  • Asian American Studies 174A
  • ASL M115/Disability Studies M115
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies M102
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies CM106
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 120
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 123 (cannot receive credit for both CCAS 123 & CCAS M129 / Labor M129 / Public Affairs M117C)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies M128 / Labor Studies M128
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies M128B / ASIA AM M162 / Gender M140C / Labor Studies M143
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies M129 / Labor Studies M129 / Pub Affairs M117C (cannot receive credit for both CCAS 123 & CCAS M129 / Labor M129 / Public Affairs M117C)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 138A
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 138B (formerly 135B)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 143B
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies M144 / Gender M144 / Labor Studies M144
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 149
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 153A
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 153B
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies M155B / Political Science M181B
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies M156A / Labor Studies M166A / Asia Am M166A
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 165
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 172
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies CM177
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies CM182
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 188 (Latinx Spirituality)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 188 (Mental Health and Well-Being in Chicanx and Latinx Families and Communities)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 191 (Afro-Latinos, Blaxicans and Nuyericans)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 191 (Latino Working Families in the U.S.)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 191 (Race, Housing and Transportation in Los Angeles: A History)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 191 (Urban Intersections of Coloniality)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 191 (Indigenous Diasporas –formerly Indigeneity & Latinidad)
  • Chicana/o and Central American Studies 191 (Exploring Unequal Los Angeles: Race and Place)
  • Communication 100
  • Communication 108
  • Communication 114
  • Communication M117 / Labor Studies M117
  • Communication 122
  • Communication M123 / Psychology M137M
  • Communication 132
  • Communication 133
  • Communication 140
  • Communication 145
  • Communication 146
  • Communication 151
  • Communication 152
  • Communication 156
  • Communication 157
  • Communication 158
  • Communication 160
  • Communication 188B (Varieties of Social Communication)
  • Community Health Sciences 132
  • Community Health Sciences M140 / Asian American Studies M129
  • Digital Humanities 101
  • Digital Humanities 151
  • Disability Studies M115/ASL M115
  • Education M102
  • Education M103
  • Education 107A
  • Education 107B (formerly Edu 164)
  • Education 109A (formerly Edu 152A)
  • Education 118
  • Education 119  (Equal Rights and Unequal Education: American Dilemma)
  • Education M135/Information Studies M135
  • Education 138 (formerly Edu 187)
  • Education 143
  • Education 144 (formerly 152C)
  • Education 151
  • Education 173
  • Education M177/ Public Affairs M125 (formerly Public Affairs 125)
  • Education 187 (Children’s Reasoning and Experiences of Inequality)
  • Education 187 (Ethnography in Educational Settings)
  • Education 187 (Relational Education Perspectives on Practices in Modern Medicine)
  • Ethnomusicology 175
  • Environment M167/Public Affairs M161/Urban Planning M167
  • Film and TV 112 (Summer 2023 only)
  • Food Studies 159 (fomerly Society and Genetics 134)
  • Gender M114 / LGBTQ Studies M114
  • Gender 123
  • Gender M133C / History M133C
  • Gender M140C / ASIA AM M162 / CCAS M128B / Labor Studies M143
  • Gender 141
  • Gender M144 / CCAS M144 / Labor Studies M144
  • Gender M146 / Geography M144
  • Gender M147D / History M147D
  • Gender M154P/Anthro M145P
  • Gender M172 / African American Studies M172
  • Gender 185 (Art for Justice: Abolitions and Immigration)
  • Gender 185 (Gender and Law)
  • Gender 185 (Gender, Populism, and White Nationalism)
  • Gender 185 (Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East)
  • Gender 185 (Law, Gender and Disability)
  • Gender 185 (Middle East and Visual Politics of Gender)
  • Gender 185 (Queer and Trans of Color Theories/Imaginaries)
  • Gender 185 (Race, Gender and Internet Studies)
  • Gender M186A/History M186A
  • Geography 140 (formerly numbered Geog 147)
  • Geography M144 / Gender Studies M146
  • Geography 145
  • Geography 146
  • Geography 149 (formerly numbered Geog 134)
  • Geography 158
  • Geography 160
  • Geography 162 (formerly numbered Geog 144)
  • Global Health 100
  • Global Health 110A
  • Global Health 110B
  • Global Health 160 (Housing and Homelessness)
  • Global Health 160 (Origins and Dilemmas of Global Health Interventions)
  • Global Health 160 (UN Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Solutions: A Path Towards a More Equitable and Healthy World)
  • Global Health 191 (Sociology of Global Health)
  • Global Health 191 (Health, Equity & Social Justice for the Most Marginalized Groups)
  • Global Studies 103
  • Global Studies 160 (Conflict over Israel-Palestine)
  • 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 142B
  • History 144
  • History M146B / Labor Studies M105
  • History M147D/Gender M147D
  • History 150B
  • History M151C
  • History M186D/Gender Studies M186A
  • History 187L (Antisemitism: Past, Present, Future)
  • History C187N (Capitalism in South East Asia)
  • History C191D (Asian American Culture)
  • Honors Collegium 105
  • Honors Collegium 136
  • Honors Collegium 164
  • Honors Collegium 171
  • Information Studies M135/Education M135
  • International Area Studies 160 (National Security vs. Human Rights: Israel in a Comparative Perspective)
  • International Area Studies 191 (Fascism Then and Now)
  • International Area Studies 191 (International Politics, Development Policies, Globalization, and Everyday Life in Cambodia)
  • International Development Studies 110
  • International Development Studies M120 (Formerly M100B)
  • International Development Studies 130
  • International Development Studies 140
  • 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 Studies 101
  • Labor Studies M105 / History M146B
  • Labor Studies M115 / African American Studies M115
  • Labor Studies M117 / Communication M117
  • Labor Studies M128 / CCAS M128
  • Labor Studies M129 / CCAS M129 / Public Affairs M117C
  • Labor Studies 140
  • Labor Studies M143 / ASIA AM M162 / CCAS M128B / Gender M140C
  • Labor Studies M144 / CCAS M144 / Gender M144
  • Labor Studies M166A / Chicano M156A / Asia Am M166A
  • Labor Studies 182
  • Labor Studies 188 (La Doméstica: Race, Class, and Gender in Domestic Work)
  • Labor Studies 188 (Race, Gender, and Class in Black Worker Organizing)
  • LGBTQ Studies 182 (Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ Community: Theory, Policy, and Practice)
  • LGBTQ Studies M114 / Gender M114
  • Life Science M174 / Psychology M174
  • Management 167
  • Middle Eastern Studies M142 / Jewish Studies M142
  • Music Industry 101
  • Political Science 116A
  • 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 179 (Randomized Trials for Social Change)
  • Political Science M181B/Chicana and Chicano Studies M155B
  • Political Science M184A /African American Studies M154C
  • Political Science 195CE
  • Psychology M107/Asian American Studies M117
  • Psychology 130
  • Psychology 133A
  • Psychology 133F
  • Psychology 133G
  • Psychology 134J (formerly Psych 188B – Dynamic Perspectives on Parenting)
  • Psychology 135
  • Psychology 137C
  • Psychology 137F (formerly Psychology 188B-Intro to Cultural Psychology)
  • Psychology 137I
  • Psychology M137M / Communication M123
  • Psychology M149 / Anthro M152P
  • Psychology 167 (formerly Psychology 188- Digital Media & Human Development)
  • Psychology M174 / Life Science M174
  • Psychology 175
  • Public Affairs 110
  • Public Affairs 111
  • Public Affairs 112
  • Public Affairs 114
  • Public Affairs 115
  • Public Affairs 116
  • Public Affairs M117C / CCAS M129 / Labor Studies M129
  • Public Affairs 120
  • Public Affairs M125 (formerly Public Affairs 125)/ Education M177
  • Public Affairs 137
  • Public Affairs M142
  • Public Affairs M161/Environment M167/Urban Planning M167
  • Public Affairs 148
  • Public Affairs M159/Urban Planning M168
  • Public Affairs 170
  • Public Affairs M191P (Latino Politics and Policy)
  • Public Health C150 (formerly Public Health 150)
  • Public Policy M120
  • Religion 101
  • Religion M107/Arabic M107/Islamic Studies M107
  • Society and Genetics 180 (Madness, Psychiatry and Society)
  • Urban Planning M167/Public Affairs M161/Environment M167
  • Urban Planning M168/Public Affairs M159
  • World Arts & Cultures 124

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