Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Sociology, Minor (461)

Program Coordinator

Amy C. Krull, amy.krull@wku.edu, (270) 745-6363

Program Requirements (21 hours)

At least 12 hours earned in the minor must be in upper-division courses (courses numbered 300-499). Not more than 3 hours earned in SOCL 495 / SOCL 496 may be counted toward the first 21 hours required for the minor. 

Required Courses
SOCL 100Introductory Sociology3
SOCL 300Using Statistics in Sociology3
SOCL 302Social Research Methods3
SOCL 304Sociological Theory: Perspectives on Society3
Select three of the following courses:9
Juvenile Delinquency
Race, Class, and Crime
Sociology of Criminal Law
Organized Crime
Gender, Crime, and Justice
White-Collar Crime
Interaction: Self in Society
Marriage and Family
Global Social Problems
Sociology of Popular Culture
Race and Ethnic Relations
Introduction to Community, Environment, & Development
Social Deviance
Behavior in Small Groups
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Religion in Society
Sociology of Sport
Aging in Society
The Sociology of Popular Music
Special Topics
Systems of Social Inequality
Technology, Work and Society
Sociology of Gender
Sexuality and Society
The Community in Rural and Urban Settings
Social Institutions: Race, Class, and Gender
Population, Society, and Development
Causes and Consequences of Human-Wildlife Conflict
Diversity in American Society
Sociology of Globalization
Stigma and Society
Evaluation Research Tech
Qualitative Research Methods
Survey Applications
Socialization: Changes Through Life
Family Violence
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology Research Project
Life-Course Criminology
International Justice and Crime
Occupations and Professions
Social Change
Theory and Practice of Community Development
Gender, Family, and Society
Environmental Sociology
Sociology of Agri-Food Systems
Sociology Study Abroad
Internship in Sociology
Directed Study
Directed Study
Total Hours21