Sociology Minor

  • Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of "C" in courses counted toward the minor (a grade of "C-" is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 18 credit hours.
Transferring students with a Sociology Minor can transfer 9 hours of credit from an acceptable Sociology program.
 
Students who select the Sociology Teaching Minor must satisfy the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department).
 
Course Requirements for Minor
Sociology Courses Required (9 credit hours)
  • SOC SS/DV - 1010 Introduction to Sociology Credits: (3)
  • SOC 3030 - Classical Sociological Theory Credits: (3)
  • SOC 3660 - Sociological Research Credits: (3)
Sociology Electives (select three courses, 9 credit hours, only one of which can be lower division, credit amount appears in parentheses)
 
  • SOC SS/DV -1020 Social Problems (3)
  • SOC 2810 - Experimental Course Offerings  (2-3)
    • May be repeated 5 times up to 6 credit hours.
  • SOC 2920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs (1-3)
    • May be repeated 5 times up to 6 credit hours.
  • SOC 3000 - Self and Society (3)
  • SOC 3010 - Social Inequality (3)
  • SOC 3110 - Sociology of Family (3)
  • SOC 3130 - Sociology of Gender (3)
  • SOC 3250 - Deviance and Social Control (3)
  • SOC 3260 - Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  • SOC 3270 - Criminology (3)
  • SOC 3300 - Environment and Society (3)
  • SOC 3400 - Social Change (3)
  • SOC 3410 - Sociology of Religion (3)
  • SOC 3420 - Sociology of Education (3)
  • SOC 3430 - Medicine and Healthcare in Society (3)
  • SOC 3550 - Organizations in Society (3)
  • SOC 3600 - Social Statistics SOC 4220 - Life in a Consumer Society (3)
  • SOC 3840 - Cities and Urban Life (3)
  • SOC 3850 - Race & Ethnicity (3)
  • SOC 4030 - Contemporary Sociological Theory (3)
  • SOC 4220 - Life in a Consumer Society (3)
  • SOC 4270 - Sociology of Law (3)
  • SOC 4410 - Sociology of Globalization (3)
  • SOC 4550 - Sociology of Work (3)
  • SOC 4810 - Experimental Course Offerings (2-3) 
    • May be repeated 5 times up to 6 credit hours.
  • SOC 4830 - Readings and/or Projects (1-3)
    • Prerequisite: SOC 1010, senior standing, permission of instructor, approval of program coordinator. May be repeated 4 times up to 5 credit hours.
  • SOC 4890 - Internship (1-6)
    • Prerequisite: SOC 1010, junior or senior status, approval of program coordinator. May be repeated 8 times up to 9 credit hours.
  • SOC 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs (1-3)
    • May be repeated 5 times up to 6 credit hours.
  • SOC 4990 - Seminar in Sociology (3)
    • Prerequisite: SOC 1010 or consent of instructor. May be repeated 3 times up to 9 credit hours.
Deviance and Criminology Emphasis
If a student desires to have an emphasis of Deviance and Criminology within the sociology minor/BIS, the student must take two courses (6 elective credit hours) from the following courses:
SOC 3250 - Deviance and Social Control (3)
SOC 3260 - Juvenile Delinquency (3)
SOC 3270 - Criminology  (3)
SOC 4270 - Sociology of Law (3)

Note:
Sociology Teaching Minors are also required to take SOC 3420 and HIST 4500 in addition to the courses required by the Teacher Education Program.
 
Weber State University 2014-2015 Catalog