Sociology Minor

Explore the impact of social structures on individuals, groups, and human behavior with a minor in Sociology. You will study a wide range of topics, from family relationships, criminal activities, shopping and consumption, and religious affiliation to socio-economic class, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, and age. With hands-on experience and faculty mentoring in research projects and internships, graduates will be well-prepared for careers or further study in almost any discipline.

Minor in Sociology (15 hours)

One of the following:

  • SOC 153 Sociological Imaginations
  • SOC 203 Social Problems

One of the following:
Category 1: Social Institutions within the Social Structures

  • SOC 257 Sociology of Families
  • SOC 306 Consumer Society
  • SOC 329 Religion and Society
  • SOC 340 Juvenile Deviance
  • SOC 370 Medical Sociology
  • SOC 373 Crime and Society
  • SOC 382 Sociology of Popular Culture

Two of the following:
Category 2: Social Relationships: Structures of Power and Oppression

  • GWS 220 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
  • SOC 204 Social Psychology
  • SOC 220 Contested Masculinities
  • SOC 230 Social Inequalities in Education
  • SOC 255 Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the United States
  • SOC 330 Gender and Law
  • SOC 345 Sociology of Poverty
  • SOC 350 Diverse Childhoods
  • SOC 360 Social Stratification: Class, Gender, and Race
  • SOC 365 Social Construction of Gender
  • SOC 366 Critical Whiteness Studies

One of the following (3 hours):
Category 3: Sociology Electives

  • GWS 220 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
  • SOC 153 Sociological Imaginations
  • SOC 203 Social Problems
  • SOC 220 Contested Masculinities
  • SOC 230 Social Inequalities in Education
  • SOC 255 Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the United States
  • SOC 257 Sociology of Families
  • SOC 306 Consumer Society
  • SOC 329 Religion and Society
  • SOC 330 Gender and Law
  • SOC 340 Juvenile Deviance
  • SOC 345 Sociology of Poverty
  • SOC 350 Diverse Childhoods
  • SOC 360 Social Stratification: Class, Gender, and Race
  • SOC 365 Social Construction of Gender
  • SOC 366 Critical Whiteness Studies
  • SOC 370 Medical Sociology
  • SOC 373 Crime and Society
  • SOC 380 Applied Sociology
  • SOC 382 Sociology of Popular Culture
  • SOC 390 Special Topics
  • SOC 485 Research Tutorial
  • SOC 497 Independent Study in Sociology
  • SOC 499 Sociological Internship