This minor in Sociology allows students to gain a broad understanding of how social institutions contributed to the advantages and disadvantages of individuals and groups in society. The programs guides students to use critical thinking skills to understand the complex relationships between individuals and institutions and appreciate the multidimensional nature of social issues.
A minor in sociology provides students with a better understanding of themselves and others to improve their ability to navigate a diverse multicultural world.
Requirements for the Sociology Minor
Students are required to take 18 semester credits to earn their sociology minor, including:
SO 111 Introduction to Sociology (3 Semester Hours)
A study of the interaction between the individual and the larger society. Topics include the nature of society, social conditions, social organization and social change. Projects take students into the field.
SO 338 Sociological Theory (3 Semester Hours)
This course is a study of critical analysts of society who established new visions of social life, social thought and sociology as an academic discipline. Theorists included are Marx, Weber, Durkheim and contemporary theorists.
Students must also take 12 semester credits from the following:
SO 112 Social Issues (3 Semester Hours)
SO 201 Sociology of Family (3 Semester Hours)
SO 220 Sports Sociology (3 Semester Hours)
SO 225 Race, Ethnic and Minority Relations (3 Semester Hours)
SO 340 Health Care (3 Semester Hours)
SO 345 Inequity (3 Semester Hours)
SO 348 Gender Roles (3 Semester Hours)
SO 400 Senior Seminar (3 Semester Hours)
SO 250/350/450 Internship in Sociology (1-5 Semester Hours)