Sociology, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

Sociology is the systematic study of human behavior or society, particularly its development, organization, and institutions. As a social science, it uses various empirical methods of inquiry to investigate and analyze social order, conflict, and change.

Many sociologists conduct research aimed at directly influencing social policy or at refining and applying the current body of sociological theory to empower community activists, working for justice. Subjects studied range from the micro level of individual behavior and agency to interaction between social groups both large and small to the macro level of social structures. Training in sociology is valued as preparation for graduate work in many professions, as well as careers in nonprofits, state and local government, and business.

The curriculum in Sociology has been designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of human society and to provide enough flexibility for students to pursue areas of individual career or personal interest. 

Requirements

The minor requires six courses in Sociology, including two core courses and four electives as specified below. 

Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C- or higher in each course.

At least two courses must be taken at Roosevelt University, including at least one course at the 300 level.

Core
SOC 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
Social Issues Series
Select one of the following:3
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES
CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ISSUES
CONTEMPORARY URBAN ISSUES
Electives
Four electives in Sociology, including at least one but no more than two at the 200 level and at least two at the 300 level12
Total Credit Hours18