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Sociology Minor Courses

Required Courses in the Sociology Minor

Updated January 2015

Here are the current course requirements for a Sociology Minor at Alverno. The courses are organized into categories to help you understand why you have to take what you do. The total number of credits requires is 21-23.

Core in Political Economy

All societies have to acquire and distribute the necessities of life, and make decisions about who gets what. Thus all societies have an economic system and a political system of some type. So we ask all students to learn about these social institutions early in their major.

MGT 210 The Economic Environment

3 credits

SOC 225 American Politics

4

Sociological Imagination

Sociology instills a certain way of thinking about people, social institutions, and social change. Thus we require several courses to form your sociological imagination in your sophomore, junior, and senior years.

SOC 220 Social Movements and Social Change

4

SOC 320 The Family, or SOC 321, Criminology and Justice

4

Electives

To broaden and deepen your knowledge of sociological issues and topics of your choosing, you are required to take at least 6 credits from the following set:

BSC 255 Behavioral Science Research Methods

4

BSC 256 Statistics

4

SOC 341 Geographical Information Systems

4

SOC 301 Social Theory

 

SOC 320, The Family, or SOC 321, Criminology
(you can take the one you did not use to meet your requirement above)

4

SOC 330 The Model United Nations Experience

3

SOC 365 Comparative Social Psychology

4

SOC 383 Sociology Internship

2-4

CLD 412 Community Development

4

CLD 338 Program Evaluation

3

CLD 437 Fundraising and Grant Writing

4

SOC 390 Case Management

4

SOC 398 Community, Power, and Change

3

SOC 410 Comparative Social Policy

4

Other elective courses are sometimes offered. Be sure to check the Alverno Course Offerings Book on line every semester and talk to a Sociology faculty member about other courses you could use as electives.

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