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Curricular competence

The program of the degree in Sociology, pretends to comprehensively form professionals who through an analytic, reflexive and critic thinking, can address the most relevant problems of their locality and region, designing, developing and managing research projects with broad knowledges in social theory and methodological design relevant for the construction of analytic frameworks that influence in the social transformation.



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Collegiate Organ’s date of approval

December 4, 2015.

Start of operations

January-June 2016.

Enrollment period

August-December (Annually).

Admission process

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Enrollment profile

It is desirable for the applicant to have:

  • General knowledge in Social Sciences.
  • Capability of logical, analytic and reflexive reasoning of the historical social contemporary phenomena.
  • Interest to understand the different theoretic perspectives of social sciences.
  • Interest for reading and writing.
  • Capability of oral expression.
  • Capability to work in teams.
Graduate profile

Requirements to graduate: To obtain the academic degree certificate with what is stated in the Art. 62, fraction I & II, clause A of the current Academic Statute of the University of Guanajuato:

I.-Complete the corresponding syllabus;

II.-Make, among the chosen modalities by the Divisional Council or school, some of the following: a) Thesis, research, not professional exercise and sustain an exam before a jury to defend it in the conditions established by the Divisional Council […]; According ther Art. 62 of the Academic Statute and according agreements of the Division’s Council on July 2, 2010 (L-CD-CSYH-E-2010-5-01 & L-CD-CSYH-E-2010-5-02) and September 7, 2010 (L-CD-CSYH-2010-1304), to obtain the degree title of the educational program taught in the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus Leon, the student could choose between the following modalities:

  1. Academic excellence.
  2. CENEVAL (for the degrees who have it available)
  3. Publication of Individual work in an arbitrated magazine.
  4. Thesis
  5. Professional Work Exercise, in its variants of ethnographic report, of execution of a cultural project.

In accordance with the same Art. 62 of the current Academic Statute in the University of Guanajuato, to obtain the degree it will be necessary:

III.-Complete the professional social service; and

IV.-The rest academic requirements that have been previously established in the corresponding curricular structure.

The Divisional Councils and High School Academic Council will set, in the respective competence areas, the bases or requirements that will need be to be satisfied referring to fraction II or others, procuring in all cases the maximum quality, hence, a high competitive level. The completion of the degree will occur when some of this degree modalities and the other described requirements are completed. In case of elaborating a thesis, they expect the result of the work throughout the Research Seminar, Field work, Seminar of systematization and Degree seminar, subjects which together have the purpose to provide the theoretical and technical tools for anthropological research and inquiry. After which, the student should sustain a degree, oral and public exam, before a committee, formed by the thesis director and synod. The finality is the public evaluation of the competencies, knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired for the student.

The professional social service is a temporary and mandatory exercise, in the terms and modalities of applicable legislation and according the nature of the academic formation, is at the service of the society, the professional preparation of the student, with possible remuneration. When the professional social service is included in the syllabus, it will be made, according what is stipulated, when is not part of the same, it will be done during or at the end of the corresponding program, according guidelines established by the Divisional Councils and the High School Academic Council, addressing the applicable legal dispositions.


Total number of credits of the Educational Program: 228 credits from which 224 correspond to 32 courses the educational program has and the rest 4 are complementary activities that is expected from the student as part of their comprehensive formation.


  • First enrollment
  • Problems of the Social reality
  • Quantitative Analysis in Research
  • Oral and written communication
  • Contemporary debates and ethics and Human Rights
  • Contemporary History of Mexico and Latin America
  • Second enrollment
  • Construction of the Sociological Object I
  • Introduction to Research Methodology
  • Philosophical-Epistemological Fundaments
  • Informatic tools and information management
  • Social problems and contemporary debates
  • Third enrollment
  • Construction of the Sociological Object II
  • Methodology I: Fundamental Sociological Principles
  • Political economy
  • Sociological specialization I
  • Optional I
  • Fourth enrollment
  • Contemporary Sociological Theories I
  • Methodology II: Debate, Contributions and limitations
  • Historical-Social Formation of Mexico: the Formation of the state
  • Sociological addressing of the Latin American reality
  • Optional I
  • Fifth enrollment
  • Contemporary Sociological Theories II
  • Statistics, Probability and Sampling
  • Social, economic and political processes of Mexico
  • Sociological specialization
  • Diagnosis and elaboration of Intervention Projects (Intervention Seminar)
  • Sixth enrollment
  • Theoretical paradigms in Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Collective Workshop I: Design of Research projects
  • Sociological specialization
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Collective Workshop II: Development of the Collective Research
  • Degree Seminar I
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Sociological specialization
  • Degree seminar II
  • Optional or selective subjects


  • Labor studies
  • Inequality, poverty and social politics
  • Sociology of the Collective Action and Social Movements
  • Theoretic debates about culture and identity
  • Interpretative sociological perspectives
  • Rural transformations: Actors, Processes and Social and Territorial configurations
  • Structuralism and Critic school


  • Introduction to Political Science
  • General anthropology
  • Social Psychology
  • Gender
Offered in:

Campus León, Division of Social Sciences and Humanities (DCSH)
Venue San Carlos

Address: Blvd. Puente Milenio #1001; Fracción del Predio San Carlos; C.P. 37670; León, Gto.
Phone: (477) 267 49 00
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