UMM

Curriculum Committee

Form B

 

Rev: 07/2004

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee Form B:

Discipline Objectives and Requirements

 


All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

Date:                             October 31, 2006

Discipline/Division:   Sociology

 

I.    Introductory Statement: 

This discipline is in the Division of the Social Sciences. 

 

II.  Objectives:

The sociology curriculum (with support from anthropology courses) is designed to acquaint students with the concerns, theories, and methods of the science that deals with groups, culture, and interpersonal relations of human beings. In addition to an introduction to sociology as a science, an effort is made to relate human values broadly to the theories, methods, and data of sociology. The courses are designed to meet the needs of liberal arts students as well as students preparing for graduate school.

 

III. Assessment:      

 

IV. Requirements for a Major:

A minimum of 36 credits in sociology and anthropology, 28 of which must be in 2xxx, 3xxx, and 4xxx courses and which must include:
Soc 1101—Introductory Sociology
Soc 3101—Research Methodology I 
Soc 4991—Independent Project Seminar

Soc 4901—Independent Project Seminar I

Soc 4902—Independent Project Seminar II
One course from:

     Soc 3101—Qualitative Research Methodology

or  Soc 3102—Quantitative Research Methodology

and one course from:
     Soc 3401—Classical Sociological Theory
 or
 Soc 3402—Contemporary Sociological Theory

All four of the above courses are recommended.
Stat 1601—Introduction to Statistics is strongly recommended

Students develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their major adviser generally no later than the spring semester of their sophomore year. Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of  C-, D+, and D may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B.

 

V. Requirements for a Minor:

A minimum of 6 courses (24 credits), including:
Soc 1101—Introductory Sociology
either
Soc 3101—Qualitative Research Methodology I

or Soc 3102—Quantitative Research Methodology
either
Soc 3401—Classical Sociological Theory
or
Soc 3402— Contemporary Sociological Theory

 

Three Anthropology or Sociology electives

Soc 4991—Independent Project Seminar is

Soc 4901—Independent Project Seminar I and

Soc 4902—Independent Project Seminar II are highly recommended

 

Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of  C-, D+, and D may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B.

 

 

VI. Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

Students seeking teaching licensure in social studies 5-12 should refer to the Education, Secondary (SeEd) section of this catalog.

 

VII. Other heading (include heading title) :

 

Course Descriptions

Note: Anth 2301 3601, 2302 3602, 2451 3451, 2452 3452, 3203, and 3204 and  may also be taken for credit in Anthropology.