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:                             September 20, 2004

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
one course from:

    Soc 3401—Classical Sociological Theory
    Soc 3402—Contemporary Sociological Theory
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 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
Soc 3101—Research Methodology I
Soc 3401—Classical Sociological Theory
Soc 3402— Contemporary Sociological Theory
three electives
Soc 4991—Independent Project Seminar is highly recommended


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, 2302, 2302H, 2451, 2452, 3300, and 3411 may also be taken for credit in Anthropology.