Enrollment Advising

Spring 2020 Sociology Enrollment Information 

(Updated 3/24/20)

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM DEPARTMENT CHAIR

SOCY Course "Crashing & Online Resources

  
Advising week: February 19-25
Enrollment Appointsments have been delayed:
Priority enrollment begins: March 2
Starting February 19 check MyUCSC->Enrollment->Enrollment Dates, for your first and second pass enrollment appointments 

  1. Course Information for: SOCY 1, 105B, 123, 139T-01, 139T-02, 141, 178T, 196A


 

1. General Enrollment Notes

  • Your enrollment appointment will be posted on your MyUCSC Student Center page on February 19th. To find your appointment go to: MyUCSC -> Enrollment -> Enrollment Dates. You can also find an enrollment dates box in your student center, click on the "details" link to view enrollment appointments. You should be able to see your shopping cart enrollment appointment (when you're able to start building your shopping cart), your first enrollment appointment, your second enrollment appointment which includes wait-listing for courses. Learn more about enrollment appointments by watching this short video, and additional details on the Registrar's FAQs. UPDATE: Enrollment appointments for Spring have been postponed and will begin March 2nd and no. Please recheck your enrollment appointment.

  • TBA Sections: You may notice that some of the secondary discussion sections are not scheduled and instead say "TBA." The registrar is working on scheduling sections and should be completed by or shortly after priority enrollment begins. Please be sure to adjust your schedule selection once the sections are posted. UPDATE: some sociology sections may remain closed due to the TA strike and reduction of course capacities. If we are able to increase capacities of courses, additional sections will open.

  • Course Prerequisites and Restrictions: In order to determine if you are eligible to enroll or waitlist in a particular course, you must click on the class in the schedule of classes to review the details. Courses may have restrictions (juniors or seniors or certain majors) and/or they may have prerequisites. Each course may have a unique requirement for enrollment so it important to review each course individually.

      

2. Course Information for:
SOCY 1, 105B, 123, 139T-01, 139T-02, 141, 178T and 196A
  • SOCY 1, Intro to Sociology: 

    • Update 3/9: Additional seats will open March 12th at 9am. All four sections have been opened.
    • Due to the TA strike, seats may be very limited and capped at 35-40 seats. We will monitor enrollments and will raise the capacity as soon as we know with greater certainly how many TAs we will actually have in our courses. A few seats will be open on priority enrollment day (March 2nd), and the remaining seats will open on the sophomore enrollment day (March 5th). If you are a junior or senior sociology student who needs to take SOCY 1 to qualify to declare the sociology major and have trouble enrolling into the course, please contact socyadvising@ucsc.edu asap.

  • SOCY 105B, Contemporary Social Theory: 

    • Update 3/9: Course will have a total of 65 seats for 2nd enrollment appointment. Sections 01A, 01B, 01G, and 01H will be utilized, though section 01B is currently full. Wait list if you are not able to enroll, but you may need to re-plan for the course to Summer'20, WInter'21, or Spring'21
    • Due to the TA strike seats may be very limited and capped at 25-40 seats. Priority will go to graduating seniors. We will monitor enrollments and will raise the capacity as soon as we know with greater certainly how many TAs we will actually have in our courses.  If Spring quarter is your last chance to take SOCY 105B , you have already satisfied SOCY 105A or are in progress with SOCY 105A now, but for any reason you were not able to enroll into SOCY 105B, please contact socyadvising@ucsc.edu asap.

  • SOCY 123, Global Perspectives in Science, Technology, and Medicine Studies: SOCY 123 is a brand new course offered for the first time this Spring 2020, taught by Professor Jaimie Morse. 

  • SOCY 139T-01 Community-Engaged Research Practicum: The course will be taught by Professor Steve McKay and the topic is: "We Belong: Uplifting the Experience of Mix-Status Families for Immigrant Justice." SOCY 139T enrollment is by application and permission code only. Complete the following steps to apply:

    • Review the course flyer.flyer.jpg
    • Complete the online application.
    • Enroll in a back-up course in the meantime. Professor McKay will review applications and issue permission codes directly to eligible students.
    • If you receive a permission code, enroll immediately. 

  • Update 3/19: New course, SOCY 139T-02 Community-Engaged Research Practicum: The course will be taught by Professor Rebecca London and the topic is: "Coronavirus and community: Sociological research on impacts and responses to the pandemic." The course  enrollment is by application and permission code. The professor will issue permission codes up until the course fills to 30.  Course Description and Application
  • SOCY 141 Social Welfare: Update 3/18/20 - SOCY 141 has been cancelled for Spring quarter.
  • SOCY 150 Death and Dying: Update 3/24/20 - this course increased to 60 seats.
  • SOCY 173X Water and Sanitation Justice: Update 3/24/20 - this course increased to 65 seats
  • SOCY 177E Eco-Metropolis: Update 3/24/20 - this course is now open for enrollment
  • SOCY 178T Special Topics in Sociology: The topic this quarter is Identity, Mass Media and Society. This course explores the relationships between mass media, minority identities and consumer identities. Topics include stereotyping, audience reception, diversity marketing, personal branding, surveillance, cyberculture, gaming and fandom. Draws from scholarship in media sociology, media studies, and cultural studies. Instructor: Julian Rodriguez. Prerequisites: SOCY 1 or 10 or 15. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • SOCY 196A, Capstone, For Seniors: If you are graduating this year and need to take SOCY 196A Capstone, but for any reason you were not able to enroll, please contact socyadvising@ucsc.edu asap

 

3. Waitlists
Updated 3/24/20

Instructors and advisors cannot add or edit online waitlists. Please follow the waitlist guides and recommendations.

For guides on how to enroll or drop from a waitlist, set up the waitlist to automatically swap classes, edit your waitlist options, or view your position on the wait list, please review the Registrar's FAQs

How to Waitlist for a Course

  1. Enroll into your back-up course(s) first. Always have your back-up course(s) added to your schedule before you waitlist for your desired course. This is to ensure you meet your full time unit requirement and so you have a back-up course(s) in case your wait listed course does not work out.
  2. Now set up your wait list course. Navigate to your enrollment page and select the add class option. If prompted, select the correct quarter. Type in the five-digit course number of the course or search the schedule of classes to select add the course to your shopping cart.
  3. Check the “Waitlist if class is full” box and select Next.
  4. From the drop down menu, “If Enrolled Drop This Class” select the course you want to drop if you are enrolled into your wait listed course. This would be the back-up course you enrolled into initially. Setting up this feature allows MyUCSC to automatically swap your back-up course out with your wait listed course,
  5. Review your selection and select Proceed to Step 2 of 3.
  6. To complete the enrollment select Finish Enrolling. A checkmark under Status means that your enrollment was successful.

Sociology Department Waitlist Policies and Best Practices

  • Check your waitlist enrollment appointment, which should be your 2nd enrollment appointment. The wait list appointment is listed along with your other enrollment appointment(s) and has a "10.00" listed under "Max Wait List Units" column. "10.00" indicates the number of units you can wait list under.

  • Always enroll into your backup course first! Then waitlist for your desired course and indicate the course you want to drop if you are able to get into the waitlisted course. The system will make a 1-to-1 switch for you. This will help you avoid time conflicts and exceeding the 19 unit enrollment limit. Don't start the quarter without having your backup course lined up!

  • You may only waitlist for a course if you meet the restriction and prerequisite on the course. If you do not meet the restriction/prerequisite your only option is to crash the course on the first day of instruction.

  • Waitlist enrollment is available until April 7th. However, if you enroll onto a waitlist after the first day of instruction, and you did not digitally attend the first day of instruction, it is up to the instructor if they will consider you for a seat in the course. Please email the instructor if you have added yourself to the waitlist after the first day of instruction.

  • Courses with waitlists are set to "auto-enroll," until the first day of instruction. Auto-enroll means that as a seat becomes available, the next eligible student on the waitlist will be automatically enrolled. This auto-enroll process stops on the first day of instruction for the Sociology courses that are full. From that point on it is up to the instructor who gets into the course with a permission code. Instructors have their own processes and may not follow the waitlist position numbers.

  • When a seat becomes available in a course, some students may be ineligible for enrollment from the waitlist because: they have a time conflict with another course, they are exceeding the 19 unit enrollment limit, or if their selected section is already full. See steps above on how to avoid time conflicts and unit limit issues. Students who are ineligible to be enrolled into a course will be skipped over on the waitlist and the next eligible student will be enrolled. Because of this, your waitlist position number may not be the order in which students are enrolled.

  • If you are not enrolled through the waitlist by the first day of instruction AND you have not already heard from the instructor about their process for the first day of instruction, email the instructor to learn about how you can digitally "crash" the course,


 

4. Elective Course Substitutions 

Course substitutions at UCSC are courses offered through other departments, are upper-division, 5-units, and relate to the major/minor.

  • A Course Substitution Form is Required for Previously Approved Courses: A course substitution request form must be submitted online once you pass the course with a C or better or Pass. A syllabus is not required when the course is already approved. Even when a course is previously approved, it does not automatically apply to your major. You must submit a request anytime you are applying an outside elective.
  • To Petition a New Course Substitution: The course must be upper-division, 5 units (abroad courses vary), relate to the sociology major/minor, and the syllabus must be submitted with the Course Substitution form. Petitions are reviewed by Sociology faculty members. 
  • Courses May Have Prerequisites/Restrictions: Check the course details to verify if you are eligible. Some may be as simple as having a certain class level requirement. If you do not meet the prerequisite/restriction, you may crash the course on the first day and speak to the instructor. The Sociology Department will not override prerequisites/restrictions for these courses. 

  

Sociology BA – Approved Elective Course Substitutions Offered Spring Quarter

  • ANTH 110Y - 01   Feeding California
  • ANTH 125 - 01   Magic, Science, and Religion
  • ANTH 130F - 01   Blackness In Motion: Anthology of the African Diasporas
  • ANTH 130O - 01   Native Feminisms, Gender, and Settler Colonialism
  • APLX 112 - 01   Language and Gender
  • CRSN 161 - 01   Education for Sustainable Living Program
  • ECON 110 - 01   Managerial Cost Accounting and Control
  • EDUC 141 - 01   Bilingualism and Schooling
  • EDUC 173 - 01   Seminar in Critical Pedagogy
  • ENVS 100L - 01   Ecology and Society Writing Laboratory
  • FILM 132B - 01   International Cinema, 1960 to Present
  • HAVC 123A - 01   Modernity and the Arts of India
  • HAVC 185 - 01   Art and Community: Arts Professions and Community Engagement
  • HAVC 186 - 01   Horror and Gender in Art and Visual Culture
  • HIS 105 - 01   Nations and Nationalism
  • HIS 130 - 01   History of Modern Cuba
  • HIS 178C - 01   European Intellectual History, 1870-1970
  • HIS 184B - 01   Racism and Antiracism in Europe: From 1870 to the Present
  • ITAL 106 - 01   Italian Culture Through Film
  • LALS 100B - 01   Cultural Theory in the Americas
  • LALS 124 - 01   Brazilian Cinema
  • LALS 178 - 01   Gender, Transnationalism, and Globalization
  • LALS 186 - 01   Field Research Methods
  • LALS 194E - 01   Unfree Migrations
  • LGST 105C - 01   Modern Political Thought
  • LGST 147B - 01   Psychology and Law
  • LGST 175 - 01   Human Rights
  • OAKS 151A - 01   Corre la Voz: Community Literacies and Power Seminar
  • OAKS 151B - 01   Community Literacies Field Study
  • POLI 105C - 01   Modern Political Thought
  • POLI 125 - 01   Political Organizations in American Politics
  • POLI 140D - 01   Politics of East Asia
  • POLI 160A - 01   Theories of International and World Politics
  • POLI 172 - 01   Liberalism, the State, and the War on Terror
  • POLI 175 - 01   Human Rights
  • PSYC 142 - 01   Psychology of Oppression and Liberation
  • PSYC 147B - 01   Psychology and Law
  • SPAN 156E - 01   Spanish Culture

 

 GISES Concentration or GISES Minors – Approved Elective Course Substitutions Offered Spring Quarter

  • ANTH 110Y- 01  Feeding California
  • ART 101- 01   Introduction to Computer Programming for the Arts
  • CRSN 161-01  Education for Sustainable Living Program
  • CSE 101 - 01   Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CSE 175 - 01   Business Strategy and Information Systems
  • ECON 101 - 01   Managerial Economics
  • ECON 104 - 01   Is There Truth in Numbers: The Role of Statistics in Economics
  • ECON 115 - 01   Introduction to Management Sciences
  • ECON 121 - 01   Economic Growth
  • ECON 136 - 01   Business Strategy
  • ECON 143 - 01   Policy Issues in the International Economy
  • EDUC 141 - 01   Bilingualism and Schooling
  • EDUC 173 - 01   Seminar in Critical Pedagogy
  • EDUC 174 - 01   Ethnographic Research in Schools and Communities
  • ENVS 104A - 01   Introduction to Environmental Field Methods
  • ENVS 110 - 01   Institutions, the Environment, and Economic Systems
  • ENVS 115C - 01   Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • ENVS 130C - 01   Field Experiences in Agroecology and Sustainable Food
  • ENVS 140 - 01   National Environmental Policy
  • ENVS 149 - 01   Environmental Law and Policy
  • ENVS 151 - 01   Environmental Assessment
  • ENVS 179 - 01   Environmental Interpretation
  • FILM 170A - 01   Fundamentals of Digital Media Production
  • FILM 172 - 01   Narrative Video Workshop
  • HIS 105 - 01   Nations and Nationalism
  • LALS 170 - 01   Indigenous Struggles in the Americas
  • LALS 178 - 01   Gender, Transnationalism, and Globalization
  • LGST 105C - 01   Modern Political Thought
  • LGST 109 - 01   Legal Theory
  • LGST 120A - 01   Congress, President, and the Court in American Politics
  • LGST 135 - 01   Native Peoples Law
  • LGST 149 - 01   Environmental Law and Policy
  • LGST 159 - 01   Property and the Law
  • LGST 175 - 01   Human Rights
  • POLI 105C - 01   Modern Political Thought
  • POLI 118 - 01   Critical Political Thought and Critical Theory
  • POLI 140D - 01   Politics of East Asia
  • POLI 160A - 01   Theories of International and World Politics
  • POLI 172 - 01   Liberalism, the State, and the War on Terror
  • POLI 175 - 01   Human Rights
  • PSYC 119P - 01   Children and Technology
  • PSYC 142 - 01   Psychology of Oppression and Liberation
  • PSYC 147B - 01   Psychology and Law 

5. Backup Options

If you were not able to get into any Sociology courses or a specific course, please review the following options:

  • Before your enrollment appointment determine your desired schedule as well as a set of backup options. If you are not able to get your first choice, enroll in your backup course(s) and then waitlist for your first choice course using the directions above. If you do not meet the prerequisites or restrictions of a particular course, enroll in a backup course and plan on crashing your first choice on the first day of instruction. 
  • Review the previously approved elective course substitutions above, and review the schedule of classes to identify courses you can potentially petition for approval.
  • Crash courses on the first day of instruction. (for Spring quarter - email the instructor to notify them that you would like to digitally crash the course)
  • Have an internship or volunteer opportunity (or if you plan to obtain one) that is related to Sociology? Consider getting individual study units. Or search for internships through the Career Center.
  • Are you considering a double major or minor? Explore those interests now by taking one of their requirements.
  • SOCY 1, 10, 15, 3A, 105A, 105B, occasionally SOCY 3B, and a variety of upper-division electives are typically offered during Summer Session.
  • Consider learning a new language. Not only are you fulfilling units, but you're learning a skill that will be very valuable for Sociology majors in the job market.
  • You must complete 180 quarter units by the time you graduate. Sociology will not give you all the units you need to graduate. At some points throughout your time here you must take non-SOCY courses to satisfy unit requirements. 
  • GISES students, you have a lot of flexibility with your electives. Be sure to review the process for GISES electives (major, minor)

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