Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin

Sociology Minor


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Sociologists study the formation and interaction of human groups and the individual's relationship to social groups. There is a focus on the role of various groups in socialization of the individual into norms, values and behaviors. There is also a focus on the development of major social institutions and how they interact with each other and impact socialization across time and cultures. Sociologists use a theoretical framework that examines how institutions and groups function for the success of a society, the conflicts that may be inherent in group interaction and how human beings can change institutions and their relationship.

Electives - 9


Choose 9 credits from SOCI courses in consultation with an advisor.

Additional Requirements


A minimum of 8 credits must come from courses numbered 300 or above.

Student Learning Outcomes


At the end of the program a student will be able to:

  • Think critically about human thought and behavior in individuals, sociocultural and ecological systems
  • Select credible sources of evidence from the behavioral sciences, and specifically in the area of sociology science
  • Conduct effective research projects in sociology from design through data interpretation
  • Apply ethical standards to scholarship and practice in Sociology
  • Apply principles and skills from Sociology to serve their communities
  • Write effectively about theories, data, and practice in Sociology
  • Speak effectively about theories, data, and practice in Sociology
  • Will prepare a professional plan for life after graduation
  • Apply principles from Sociology to understand and influence the development of faith across the life span
  • Know the key themes in relevant areas in Sociology

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