Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology

Sociology, Minor


Academic Information

This minor addresses social organization and how such organization (family, group, nation, religion, etc.) affects behavior. This minor will also assist the student in developing critical skills, such as writing, analysis, and research.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology

Sociology, Minor


Careers

What Can I Do with a Minor in Sociology?

How does social context affect how you think and how you act? How do we shape social change? How does a society become religious or secular, liberal or conservative? How do communities organize? Why do humans usually follow the “rules” of society?

The Sociology minor at Northern Arizona University will help you learn to apply sociological theory and methods to the study of issues in contemporary society and culture. You'll sharpen your critical thinking skills and gain knowledge about diversity, individual behavior, and group dynamics. Whether your career takes you into public service, private industry, or a non-governmental organization, this minor will help you understand-and act effectively-in the world around you.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology

Sociology, Minor


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology

Sociology, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18

Purpose Statement

The minor program in Sociology provides students with an arena to explore the scientific study of society, beginning with foundational knowledge of major areas within sociology—such as, small group dynamics and inequities of race, class, and gender— following with specialized topics such as social justice, culture and community, environment, and health. This minor offers experience that is useful for students interested in careers such as law, business, marketing, communications, health sciences, social and government services. Students will sharpen their critical thinking skills in this minor, through writing, analysis, and research.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the time of graduation, sociology minors should be able to demonstrate understanding of the following:

1) Foundational sociological knowledge by:

2) Critical use of scientific methods to develop empirical explanations of social phenomena by analyzing and evaluating data to inform the explanation of the phenomenon being studied.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology

Sociology, Minor


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Minor Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology

Sociology, Minor


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