Sociology Minor

The sociology minor from CBU will introduce students to the study of human behavior in social settings as well as social issues.

The sociology minor requires the completion of the following 21 units.

Prerequisite 

 

SOC213 Introduction to Sociology

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior in social settings. It includes major theories of human behavior in terms of culture, socialization, primary groups, stratification and social class, population, family, religion, and social change. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

SOC213-A
Mshigeni, Deogratius
09/05/2023 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
SOC213-B
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
09/05/2023 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus M261
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
09/05/2023 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B112
SOC213-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
SOC213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
SOC213-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
SOC213-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2024 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

Upper Division Requirements

 

SOC323 Marriage and the Family

This course addresses the social institutions of marriage and family using a theoretical and research-based approach to examine the social, behavioral, and psychological aspects as they are practiced in American culture. The course discusses dating, mate selection, the experience of marriage, marital challenges, and diversity in family forms. The course defines and evaluates marriage and the family from sociological, psychological, and biblical perspectives. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

SOC323-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

SOC335 Social Problems

A study of the nature and meaning of social problems and deviant behavior in American Society. The incidence and characteristics of selected social problems of major public interest will be explored. (3 units; Spring & Online)

SOC335-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/08/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

SOC381 Social Theory

This course introduces classical and contemporary sociological theories to examine the fundamental forces that influence human interactions in daily living. Specific emphasis is given to the relationships between social institutions, social and economic power, socially constructed reality, and cultural effects on individual identity, expression, and opportunities in society. Recognition of the differences between the secular patterns of norms and behaviors are paralleled with faith integration on constructs of beliefs and behaviors. Prerequisite: SOC 213. (3 units; Fall & Online)

SOC381-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
09/05/2023 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B114

*Plus 12 additional units of upper division sociology

**Minor students may use elective units toward a departmental concentration.