Sociology Minor

Minor - Sociology

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

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

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Core Courses

9

General Sociology Electives

12

Teaching Sociology Track

Total Hours

21


Core Courses

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SOCI 101S

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI 318

Sociological Research Methods

3

SOCI 455

Classical Sociological Theory

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


General Sociology Electives

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete four of the following courses:

12

NRSM 424

Community Forestry & Conservtn

SOCI 130S

Soc of Alternative Religions

SOCI 211S

Introduction to Criminology

or SOCI 260S

Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

SOCI 221

Criminal Justice System

SOCI 220S

Race, Gender & Class

SOCI 270

Intro Development Sociology

SOCI 275S

Gender and Society

SOCI 306

Sociology of Work

SOCI 312

Criminal Adjudication

SOCI 325

Social Stratification

SOCI 332

Sociology of the Family

SOCI 335

Juvenile Justice System

SOCI 345

Sociology of Organizations

SOCI 346

Rural Sociology

SOCI 350

The Community

SOCI 355

Population and Society

SOCI 362

Sociology of Law Enforcement

SOCI 382

Soc Psych and Social Structure

SOCI 423

Sociology of Corrections

SOCI 435

Law and Society

SOCI 438

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

SOCI 441

Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just

SOCI 442

ISJ Service Learning

SOCI 443

Sociology of Poverty

SOCI 446

Prost & Human Trafficking

SOCI 470

Environmental Sociology

SOCI 471

Gender and Global Development

SOCI 485

Political Sociology

SOCI 488

Writing for Sociology

SOCI 498

Internship (only 3 credits of internship can count towards the 12 credit limit)

Total Hours

12

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.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

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.