Enrollment Advising

Winter 2020 Sociology Enrollment Information 

Advising week: November 7-13
Priority enrollment begins: November 14.
Starting November 7th, check MyUCSC->Enrollment->Enrollment Dates for your first and second pass enrollment appointments
 
 
  1. Additional Course Information


 

1. General Enrollment Notes:

  • In general, please do not contact instructors prior to the first day of class to ask for permission numbers or to be added to a waitlist. If a class is full and you meet the prerequisites/restrictions, enroll yourself to the waitlist during your second enrollment appointment. Then crash the course on the first day of instruction. See waitlist information below.

  • Your enrollment appointment will be posted on your MyUCSC Student Center page on November 7th. 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 10, 105A, 105B
  • SOCY 10 Opening Date: The majority of the SOCY 10 seats will open 9am on the sophomore enrollment day (Nov. 19), with a few seats open on priority and junior enrollment days. If you are a junior or senior sociology student who needs to take SOCY 10 to qualify to declare the sociology major and have trouble enrolling into the course, please contact the undergraduate advisor.

  • SOCY 105A, Classical Social Theory, For Seniors: If Winter quarter is your last chance to take SOCY 105A but for any reason you were not able to enroll, please contact the undergraduate advisor asap for help

  • SOCY 105B, Contemporary Social Theory, For Seniors: If Winter 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 the undergraduate advisor asap for help.

   

3. Waitlists

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 before the 8th day of instruction. However, if you enroll onto a waitlist after the first day of instruction, and you did not attend the first day of instruction, it is up to the instructor if they will consider you for a seat in the course. Please check-in with 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, attend the first day to determine if you will be able to enroll. Attendance in the first class meeting is mandatory. Students who do not attend the first class meeting, the instructor may drop from the course/waitlist.


 

 

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 Winter Quarter:
  • ANTH 110K - 01  Culture Through Food
  • ANTH 131 - 01  Gender in Cross-Cultural Context
  • CLTE 135 - 01  Apprenticeship in Community Engaged Research
  • CMMU 101 - 01  Communities, Social Movements, and the Third Sector
  • CMMU 145 - 01 Global Capitalism: a History of the Present
  • ECON 125 - 01  Economic History of the U.S
  • ECON 169 - 01  Economic Analysis of the Law
  • EDUC 135 - 01  Gender and Education
  • ENVS 100L - 03  Ecology and Society Writing Laboratory
  • ENVS 130B - 01  Justice and Sustainability in Agriculture
  • ENVS 143 - 01  Sustainable Development: Economy, Policy, and Environment
  • ENVS 147 - 01  Environmental Inequality/Environmental Justice (students cannot receive credit SOCY 185 and ENVS 147)
  • FILM 165D - 01  Asian Americans and Media
  • FMST 100 - 01  Feminist Theories
  • FMST 188 - 01  Topics in Feminist Studies
  • HAVC 140C - 01  Race and American Visual Arts
  • HIS 109A - 01  Race, Gender, and Power in the Antebellum South
  • HIS 118 - 01  The Global Cold War, 1945-1991
  • HIS 121B - 01  African American History: 1877 to the Present
  • HIS 128 - 01  Chicana/Chicano History
  • HIS 150F - 01  Engendering Empires: Women in Modern Japan and Korea
  • LALS 100A - 01  Social Science Analytics
  • LALS 143 - 01  Race and Ethnicity
  • LALS 150 - 01  Afro-Latinos/as: Social, Cultural, and Political Dimensions
  • LALS 169 - 01 South America: History, Society, and Culture
  • LALS 175 - 01 Migration, Gender, and Health
  • LGST 120C - 01 State and Capitalism in American Political Development (cross-listed with POLI 120C)
  • LGST 132 - 01 California Water Law and Policy (cross-listed with POLI 132)
  • LGST 147A - 01 Psychology and Law (cross-listed with PSYC 147A)
  • LIT 131A - 01  Problems
  • LIT 131C - 01  Worldings
  • LIT 166A - 01  Representations of Gender in Medieval Literature
  • OAKS 151A & 151B Corre la Voz: Community Literacies and Power Seminar (both 151A & B needed for a total of 5 units)
  • POLI 101 - 01   Introduction to Research Methods
  • POLI 120C - 01   State and Capitalism in American Political Development (cross-listed with LGST 120C)
  • POLI 128 - 01   American Elections and Voting Behavior
  • POLI 132 - 01   California Water Law and Policy (cross-listed with LGST 132)
  • POLI 140C - 01   Latin American Politics
  • POLI 160C - 01   Security, Conflict, Violence, War
  • POLI 174 - 01   Global Political Ecology
  • PSYC 147A - 01   Psychology and Law (cross-listed with LGST 147A)

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

  • ANTH 130I - 01   Cultures of India
  • ANTH 131 - 01   Gender in Cross-Cultural Context
  • ANTH 158 - 01   Feminist Ethnographies
  • CRSN 160 - 01   Developing Leadership to Facilitate Environmental Education
  • CMMU 101 - 01   Communities, Social Movements, and the Third Sector
  • CMMU 145 - 01   Global Capitalism: a History of the Present
  • CSE 101 - 01   Algorithms and Abstract Data Types
  • CSE 118 - 01   Mobile Applications
  • CMPM 131 - 01   User Experience for Interactive Media
  • CRES 100 - 01   Comparative Theories of Race and Ethnicity
  • ECON 101 - 01   Managerial Economics
  • ECON 104 - 01   Is There Truth in Numbers: The Role of Statistics in Economics
  • ECON 131 - 01   International Financial Markets
  • ECON 136 - 01   Business Strategy
  • ECON 138 - 01   The Economics and Management of Technology and Innovation
  • ECON 139A - 01   The Economics of Electronic Commerce
  • ECON 169 - 01   Economic Analysis of the Law (Cross-listed w/ LGST)
  • EDUC 102 - 01   Education, Media, and Society
  • EDUC 135 - 01   Gender and Education
  • EDUC 180 - 01   Introduction to Teaching
  • ENVS 130B - 01   Justice and Sustainability in Agriculture
  • ENVS 142 - 01   Sustainable Energy
  • ENVS 143 - 01   Sustainable Development: Economy, Policy, and Environment
  • ENVS 147 - 01   Environmental Inequality/Environmental Justice
  • ENVS 150 - 01   Coastal and Marine Policy
  • ENVS 154 - 01   Amazonian Cultures and Conservation
  • ENVS 160 - 01   Restoration Ecology
  • FMST 115 - 01   Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Migration Across the Americas
  • FILM 175 - 01   Documentary Video Workshop
  • LALS 150 - 01   Afro-Latinos/as: Social, Cultural, and Political Dimensions
  • LALS 169 - 01   South America: History, Society, and Culture
  • LGST 111B - 01   Civil Liberties (Cross-listed w/ POLI 111B)
  • LGST 114 - 01   Jews, Anti-Semitism, and the American Legal System
  • LGST 116 - 01   Comparative Law (Cross-listed w/ POLI 116
  • LGST 120C - 01   State and Capitalism in American Political Development (Cross-listed w/ POLI 120C)
  • LGST 132 - 01   California Water Law and Policy (Cross-listed w/ POLI 132)
  • LGST 147A - 01   Psychology and Law (Cross-listed w/ PSYC 147A)
  • LGST 169 - 01   Economic Analysis of the Law (Cross-listed w/ ECON 169)
  • POLI 111B - 01   Civil Liberties (Cross-listed w/ LGST 111B)
  • POLI 116 - 01   Comparative Law (Cross-listed w/ LGST 116)
  • POLI 120C - 01   State and Capitalism in American Political Development (Cross-listed w/ POLI 120C)
  • POLI 128 - 01   American Elections and Voting Behavior
  • POLI 129 - 01   Policies and Politics of American Defense
  • POLI 132 - 01   California Water Law and Policy (Cross-listed w/ LGST 132)
  • POLI 140C - 01   Latin American Politics
  • POLI 141 - 01   Politics of China
  • POLI 160C - 01   Security, Conflict, Violence, War
  • POLI 166 - 01   Politics of Migration
  • POLI 174 - 01   Global Political Ecology
  • POLI 176 - 01   Surveillance Society, Politics, and You
  • PSYC 127 - 01   Computer Mediated Communication
  • PSYC 140F - 01   Mind, Society, and Culture
  • PSYC 147A - 01   Psychology and Law (Cross-listed w/ LGST 147A)
  • PSYC 159H - 01   Community-Based Interventions

  

 

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.
  • 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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