A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of coursework, including at least 9 hours of upper-division courses at the 3000-4000 level. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted toward completion of the minor, but courses taken in Core Area F may be used to fulfill minor requirements.

A minor in sociology must include 15 credit hours of sociology course work, with at least 9 hours at the 3000-level or above.

SOCI 1160Social Problems3
SOCI 2293Marriage and Family3
Choose 3 of the following:9
Global Cultures and Societies
Sociology Latino Family/Cultur
Environmental Sociology
Sociology of Work and Industry
Development of Crim Behavior
Total Hours15


SOCI 1000. Race and Ethnicity in America. 1-0-1 Unit.

Introduces the study of racial and ethnic relations in the United States, with emphasis on the historic and social development of the concept of race in the United States and how different beliefs and perceptions about "race," ethnicity, and culture have been constructed. As well, the course will examine the histories, experiences, and cultures of the various "races" and ethnicities that make up American society.
Prerequisites: ENGL 0989, or a COMPASS score of 80 or better.

SOCI 1101. Introduction to Sociology. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines human social behavior. Topics covered include culture, social interaction, social classes, social change, politics, religion, and the family. This course also considers the principal perspectives in sociology for interpreting everyday events and for interpreting the social structures of society.
Prerequisites: ENGL 0989, or a COMPASS score of 80 or better.

SOCI 1160. Social Problems. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the study of the social and cultural origins of significant problems in society, such as racism, sexism, poverty, and crime as well as other urban and environmental problems. An emphasis is placed on American problems, but problems in other societies are also considered. Some of the solutions to social problems that have been tried or proposed are discussed.
Prerequisites: SOCI 1101.

SOCI 2293. Marriage and Family. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the study of marriage and family relationships. Topics covered include the history of marriage and the family, the marriage and family life cycle, child rearing, marital communication and sexuality, marital problems, divorce, remarriage and step-parenting, as well as some of the alternatives to the traditional family, such as remaining single and the single-parent family.
Prerequisites: SOCI 1101.

SOCI 3001. Global Cultures and Societies. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines global cultures from comparative perspectives to explore the distinct ways in which people classify and represent their experiences. Through an interdisciplinary and holistic approach, examines key facets of global society to show how culture shapes our global worldview. Includes cultural examples from multiple countries and time periods–including cultures and societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a C or better.

SOCI 3100. Sociology Latino Family/Cultur. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides students with an understanding of the attitudes, experiences, customs, values, norms, and traditions of the Latino population in the United States, with a special focus on the Latino community of Northwest Georgia.
Prerequisites: SOCI 1101.

SOCI 3560. Environmental Sociology. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the ways in which humans relate to and utilize their natural environment. Topics discussed are the social factors that contribute directly to environmental degradation and resource depletion. The roles of environmental social movements are also examined.
Prerequisites: SOCI 1101.

SOCI 3750. Sociology of Work and Industry. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces students to how sociologists analyze work and business in modern industrial societies. Topics covered include the evolution of the carpet industry, small business financing, the rise of the modern corporation, the emergence of management as a profession, industrial relations and labor management, alienation and satisfaction, blue-collar work and workers, and the new service economy and occupations.(Offered occasionally)
Prerequisites: SOCI 1101.

SOCI 3800. Development of Crim Behavior. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on understanding the development of criminal behavior. The course will cover topics such as the causes of violent crime and the development of criminality.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a C or better.