Minor in Sociology
A sociology minor is beneficial for any student who wants to learn more about how society works, how groups interact, and for those who want to expand their options for making a cultural difference. Students will increase their ability to think critically and expand their knowledge of social problems and social theory from a biblical worldview. With only 2 required Courses and 16 Sociology Elective options, this 18 credit minor will address a wide range of interests. It is an excellent fit for students majoring in Behavioral Health, Business, Communication, Education, Political Economy, Political Science, or Psychology.
Why Sociology at ACU?
Familiarity with sociological thought is a good fit for an ACU graduate. Sociology students acquire skills for understanding and evaluating culture in preparation for influencing culture and ACU’s core commitments are integrated into the program, setting our graduates apart in a discipline with few conservatives.
What will I study?
There are two required courses in the program, Introduction to Sociology and Sociological Theories. The minor is completed with the student’s choice of 4 additional courses. Some options include:
- Cultural Anthropology
- Gender Studies
- Socialism: Theory and Reality
- Youth Culture
- World Religions
Standalone Minor Courses
In order for a student to complete the minor, they must complete 18 credit hours.
|Sociology Minor Required Courses (6 credits)|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC 301||Sociological Theories||3|
|Sociology Minor Electives (Choose 4; 12 Credits)|
|BIB 410||World Religions||3|
|CMI 102||Intercultural Studies||3|
|COM 350||Media and Society||3|
|CRJ 403||Crime and Public Policy||3|
|FAM 316||Family Structure and Function||3|
|FAM 332||Public Policy and the Family||3|
|FAM 421||Transformational Marriage||3|
|FAM 440||Gender Studies||3|
|MKT 392||Consumer Behavior||3|
|PSY 318||Social Psychology||3|
|POL 315||Socialism: Theory and Reality||3|
|PSY 475||Research Methods||3|
|SOC 340||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|SOC 330||Group Dynamics||3|
|YOM 415||Youth Culture||3|