Sociology Minor

Minor - Sociology

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: To earn a minor in Sociology, the student must complete a minimum of 21 credits in Sociology with at least 9 of these credits at the upper-division level.


Summary

Core Courses9
General Sociology Electives12
Teaching Sociology Track
Total Hours21

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
SOCI 101SIntroduction to Sociology3
SOCI 318Sociological Research Methods3
SOCI 455Classical Sociological Theory3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


General Sociology Electives

Complete four of the following courses:12
Community Forestry & Conservtn
Soc of Alternative Religions
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency
Criminal Justice System
Race, Gender & Class
Intro Development Sociology
Gender and Society
Sociology of Work
Criminal Adjudication
Social Stratification
Sociology of the Family
Juvenile Justice System
Sociology of Organizations
Rural Sociology
The Community
Population and Society
Sociology of Law Enforcement
Soc Psych and Social Structure
Sociology of Corrections
Law and Society
Seminar in Crime & Deviance
Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just
ISJ Service Learning
Sociology of Poverty
Prost & Human Trafficking
Capstone: Rural and Env Change
Environmental Sociology
Gender and Global Development
Political Sociology
Writing for Sociology
Internship (only 3 credits of internship can count towards the 12 credit limit)
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Sociology Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another teaching content area.

Teaching Sociology Track Requirement

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Complete the following course:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­sociology, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department