Reqirements for Area V in Sociology Students planning to major in Sociology must complete 23 semester hours to fulfill Area V: Complete a 3 semester course in Marriage and the Family. Complete 9 semester hours of coursework selected from AGSC approved courses not previously taken in Area II, III, and/or IV. The remaining 11 hours of Area V must be fulfilled by selecting additional courses which are approved general education courses within Areas II and IV. No more than six hours may be taken in any single discipline, with the exception of foreign languages. Students are strongly encouraged to balance coursework among the social sciences group, the humanities and fine arts group, and foreign languages.