Sociology

Study human behavior

Learn how to understand human dynamics with relation to family, religion, economics, government and education. A minor in sociology will examine topics like wealth and poverty, deviant behavior, criminal justice, values, self-identity, social change, ethnic groups, war and peace, and the effects of social groups upon individual behavior and thought.

What jobs can you do with a sociology minor?

This program is designed to provide basic skills and knowledge needed by professions that:

  • involve working with people
  • prepare students for graduate study in the field of sociology
  • help people adapt to community and other societal activities

Take courses like:

SOC 154 Marriage and the Family

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to the sociological study of marriage and family relations in the United States and other cultures. Students will approach topics such as kinship, courtship, parenting, sexuality, gender issues, marital life, divorce and post marital adjustment sociologically, historically and comparatively.

SOC 317 Minority Groups

3 Hours

This course is a sociological investigation of minority/majority group relations and discriminatory practices, social-psychological analysis of individual prejudicial attitudes, historical and cultural study of specific minority groups, such as American Indians, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and women, and religious, ethnic and racial groups in the United States and other countries.

NPA 311 Social Justice and Civic Engagement

3 Hours

This course focuses on a range of theoretical issues related to oppression and social justice. During the course, students will explore important humanitarian issues impacting our global environment and review the vision and progress of agencies dedicated to positively affecting social injustices.

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