Buena Vista University

Sociology

Why do people live how they live? And what can be done to address their problems? Sociology seeks to understand how people behavior in groups, applying critical and empirical methods to analyze human behavior and attitudes. The sociology minor encourages you to look at your role in culture through courses in topics related to social work, psychology, criminal justice and criminology. The minor makes an excellent supplement to careers in human services, personnel management, law enforcement, public relations, and business. Key Personality Traits: • Empathetic • Analytical • Great Communicator

Courses of study

Minor in Sociology: 20 credit hours

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 203 Social Psychology
14 credit hours of electives in sociology

Minor in Sociology with teaching Licensure (5-12):

Option 1: 24 credit hours

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 203 Social Psychology
Electives in sociology
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

Option 2: 30 credit hours

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 203 Social Psychology
9 credit hours of sociology electives
Additional 15 credit hours of electives in social science
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

SCWK 351 Aging in American Society may be used as a sociology elective

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