Required Courses for the Sociology Minor
In addition to the listed courses, a student must also complete two any-level electives in sociology (6 credits). A student must successfully complete, at Fontbonne, a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours required for the minor.
- SOC 100
Survey of Sociology3 credits
An examination of the definition, scope, and basic concepts of sociology; scientific approach to the study of society; practical application of concepts learned.
- SOC 265
Diversity Studies3 credits
An introduction to central debates in the sociological
literature on diverse groups. Discussion of issues such as
power and inequality, prejudice and discrimination, social
justice, and social policy. Prerequisite: SOC 100.
- PSY/SOC 310
Social Psychology3 credits
An examination of human social behavior. Primary focus is on the behavior of individuals in social contexts. The course examines scientific theories and research on the ways people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Topics include attribution theory, attitudes, persuasion, conformity, prejudice, aggression, and altruism. Prerequisite: PSY 100 or SOC 100.
- SOC 345
Sociological Research Methods3 credits
An introduction to the theory and practice of methodology
used in social research, including research design, field
research, conceptualization, and ethical issues. Emphasis
is on the application of research methods. Prerequisites:
PSY100, SOC100; MTH115 or PSY 320 recommended.
One of the following courses:
- SOC 115
Social Problems3 credits
An examination of contemporary American social issues
such as alcohol and drugs, sexual deviance, prejudice,
poverty, and mental illness. Students deal with theories as
well as actual problem situations.
- SOC 211
Sociology of Religion3 credits
This course on the sociology of religion covers the
definition, scope, and shape of religion, in addition to the
basic sociological aspects of religion and the practical
applications of the concepts learned. Topics include
world religions, religion and politics, social inequalities,
social change, morality, immigration, internet dimensions
of religion, and Catholic Social Teaching. Cross-listed
with REL 211.
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