Sociology

Minor

The Sociology minor examines the interworkings of different social institutions, the order of social interaction in groups, and the politics of social reality. Our curriculum provides both a micro- and macro- perspective on society, exploring social problems such as crime, education, poverty, immigration, institutional discrimination and prejudice.

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Curriculum

Required Courses

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 209 - Race, Class and Gender (3)
PSY 210 - Research Methods I (4)
SOC 350 - Social Theory (3)

Choose Two Electives

CRM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)
SOC 202 - Sociology of the Family (3)
SOC 215 - Gender Roles or SOC 271 - Honors: Sociology of Gender Roles (3)
SOC 220 - Self and Society (3)
SOC 222 - Social Problems or SOC 371 - Honors: Social Problems (3)
SOC 231 - Medicine and Society (3)
SOC 250 - Sociology of Sport (3)
SOC 315 - Sociology of Law (3)
SOC 340 - Sociology of Deviance (3)
SOC 360 - Sociology of Work (3)
SOC 390 - Sociology of Education (3)
PSY 340 - Quantitative Methods (4)

Choose One Senior Experience

SOC 411 - Advanced Topics in Sociology (3)
CRM 461 - Criminology Practicum (4)
SOC 463 - Sociology Independent Study (3)

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small classes, lectures and seminars provide a climate for individualized learning while diverse course topics offer an opportunity to customize the minor to your interests and goals.

Sociology Careers

  • Human Services
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Advocacy
  • Journalism