Sociology

Sociology

Professors: Douglas F. Challenger 
Associate Professors: Jean Dawson, Allan Rachlin

The mission of the Sociology minor is to develop understanding of the sociological perspective, social structures, social institutions, processes of social change, knowledge of the methods of social research, and some of the theoretical ideas that inform and guide the discipline. 

A minor is offered in Sociology.


The program helps to prepare students for graduate study and occupations utilizing sociological perspectives and methods. Students who intend to teach Sociology (Social Studies) in high school should refer to the School of Education for information on the Secondary Teacher Certification program.

21 credits in Sociology, including 6 credits that are 300-level or above.

Program Courses

SO450 Special Topics Sociology
SO100AEL SO 100 LEVEL GEN ELECTIVE
SO101 Intro to Sociology
SO200AEL SO 200 LEVEL GEN ELECTIVE
SO200BEL SO 200 LEVEL GEN ELECTIVE
SO200CEL SO 200 LEVEL GEN ELECTIVE
SO203 Cmty Org & Advocacy
SO205 Racial Inequality
SO220 Families in Society
SO230 Sport in Society
SO240 Religion in Society
SO318 Soc Sci Research Methods
SO320 Social Welfare Policy
SO321 Soc Sci Computer Skills
SO335 INTRO TO SOCIAL THEORY
SO350 Law in Society
SO400 Readings in Sociology
SO421 Inequality in Society