The program is designed to further awareness and understanding of social life including the social causes and consequences of human behavior in groups, organizations, societies, and various cultures. Completion provides a broad background for students pursuing a variety of careers by helping them develop valuable skills. The minor requires 21 semester hours. All courses are three semester hours unless otherwise noted.
Required courses (12 hours)*
SOCL 100 Introduction to Sociology**
SOCL 300 Using Statistics in Sociology**
SOCL 302 Strategies of Social Research**
SOCL 304Sociological Theory: Perspectives on Society**
Note: The required classes are the same for the major and minor
Elective courses (9 hours)*
SOCL 210 Interaction Self and Society**; SOCL 220 Marriage and Family**; SOCL 240 Global Social Problems**; SOCL 245 Sociology of Popular Culture; SOCL 260 Race and Ethnic Relations; SOCL 270 Introduction to Community, Environment, and Development ; SOCL 309 Social Deviance**; SOCL 310 Behavior in Small Groups; SOCL 312 Collective Behavior and Social Movements; SOCL 322 Religion in Society**; SOCL 324 Sociology of Sport**; CRIM 330 Criminology**; CRIM 332 Juvenile Delinquency**; SOCL 342 Aging in Society**; SOCL 345 Sociology of Popular Music; SOCL 346 Special Topics; SOCL 350 Systems of Social Inequality; SOCL 352 Technology, Work and Society**; SOCL 355 Sociology of Gender; SOCL 359 Sexuality and Society; SOCL 360 The Community in Rural and Urban Settings**; CRIM 361 Race, Class, and Crime; SOCL 362 Social Institutions: Race, Class and Gender; SOCL 363 Population, Society, and Development; SOCL 372 Human-Wildlife Conflict; SOCL 375 Diversity in American Society**; SOCL 376 Sociology of Globalization; CRIM 380 Penology**; SOCL 389 Stigma and Society; SOCL 402 Evaluation Research Tech.; SOCL 404 Qualitative Research Methods; SOCL 408 Survey Applications; SOCL 410 Socialization; CRIM 432 Sociology of Criminal Law; CRIM 434 Organized Crime; SOCL 435 Family Violence; CRIM 438 Victimology**; SOCL 440 Sociology of Health and Illness; SOCL 442 Sociology Research Project; CRIM 446 Gender, Crime and Justice; CRIM 447 Life-Course Criminology; CRIM 448 International Justice and Crime; SOCL 450 Occupations and Professions**; CRIM 451 White Collar Crime; SOCL 452 Social Change; SOCL 455 Theory and Practice of Community Development; SOCL 466 Gender, Family and Society; SOCL 470 Environmental Sociology; SOCL 480 Sociology of Agri-Foods Systems; SOCL 489 Sociology Study Abroad; SOCL 494 Internship in Sociology**; SOCL 495 Directed Study; SOCL 496 Directed Study
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