Getting Into a Sociology Class
Requisites – Most upper-level Sociology classes now have requisites. The best place to view these is in the detail view of the class section. Do not rely on the catalog’s description of the prerequisites. They are more or less permanent requirements that will almost always be enforced.
There are also temporary restrictions on enrollment. For example, a class might be open only to Sociology majors, or only to Freshmen and Sophomores, for the beginning part of the enrollment period. Eventually, these restrictions are removed and the class is opened up to all students. You can check the Class Notes for the exact date and time they will be opened up. These also appear in the Requisites area of the section detail.
FIG Sections – A FIG is a First-Year Interest Group, a group of first-year students who take several classes together. Sections restricted to members of a particular FIG group are not open to non-FIG students.