Students selecting sociology will be seeking a broad base of knowledge in the subject. The thrust of this program is to expose students' practical training to a number of areas of sociological inquiry, equipping them for a wide range of careers in which a knowledge of the structure, organization and processes of human society within a global perspective is essential for successful future leadership based on Christian values.
The department of sociology only offers this subject as a minor. Students pursuing this minor are required to complete SOC 1311, 2322, 2351, 3361 and six additional semester hours chosen in consultation with a member of the sociology faculty. Additional courses/internships will be selected with a faculty advisor in keeping with the student's career objectives. Eighteen to 24 semester hours are required for a sociology minor, and all pre-requisites must carry a "C" or better, or the consent of the instructor.
SOC 1311: Introduction to Sociology- A study of society and the basic concepts of sociology.
SOC 2322: Problems of Contemporary Society- An examination of major social problems of modern western society, including issues of racial conflict, war, civil rights, social movements, the mass media, crime and mental illness.
SOC 2351: Statistics for the Social Sciences- An introductory course in statistical measurement in the social sciences with major emphases on the meanings, limitations, and applicability of statistical procedures.
SOC 3361: Social Research Theory and Techniques- A study of experimental and observational schemes, survey analysis, sociometry, interview and questionnaire designs, scaling techniques, sampling and simulation.
Contact for Department:
325-649-8020, ext. 5714