Professors: Greb, Miller
Associate Professors: Hyden, Krol (chair)
Students seeking careers in health care, law, business, education, and other occupational fields are benefited by knowledge of "how the system operates." Sociology provides an introduction to the components of society as well as specialized examinations of the institutions of society - family, education, economy, government, and religion. Group interaction - an essential in sociological discussion - is a focus of most sociology courses. Sociology courses at all levels add a dimension of sophistication to the understanding and utilization of events in the "real world."
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: Majors are required to complete successfully 10 sociology courses including SOC 201 , 301 , 412 , 495 (capstone experience), and three other courses numbered 300 or above. Courses previously listed as SOC/ANT will count as electives toward the sociology major. Math 225 counts as an elective in the sociology major.
MINOR REQUIREMENTS: Six courses including SOC 201 ; two from among SOC 101 , 300 , 301 , 302 , or 412 ; and three other courses in sociology, which may include additional core courses. At least two of the six must be 300- or 400-level courses; no more than two 100-level courses may be counted toward the minor.
EMPHASES: Majors may elect the following emphases: Comparative Sociology/Global Studies - five courses from ANT 175, 263, 276, SOC 255, 262, 347, 251/351, and SOC 261 and 363 or EVS 260; Institutions and Social Structures - five courses from ANT 263 or EVS 201, SOC 225, 232, 233, 234, 240, 302, 335, 336, and 361; Social Problems - five courses from SOC 120, 223, 224, 225, 226, 234, 241, 323, 335. Students should consult their departmental advisor to plan these specialized course programs. Pre-law students are encouraged to join the Pre-law Society and to take the practice LSATs.