sociology-minor

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. The Department of Sociology is housed in the College of Letters & Science. Students may wish to consult with the undergraduate advisor in the department to discuss course selection and other issues related to this field of study.

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. Students admitted to the Content Focus option are asked to identify the minor of their choice when admitted to the program. Students admitted to the other Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options should fill out a minor declaration form available in Education Academic Services, Room 139 Education Building.

Complete a minimum of 24 credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all sociology minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus.

Foundational Core Courses

Introduction

Select one of the following:

SOC/​C&E SOC  210 Survey of Sociology3-4
SOC/​C&E SOC  211 The Sociological Enterprise3
SOC 181 Honors Introductory Seminar-The Sociological Enterprise3-4

Research Methods and Statistics

Select one of the following combinations. Students may take methods and statistics in the same semester. If students take methods and statistics in different semesters, it is recommended that methods be taken before statistics. This will provide a better entry point to the methods and materials of the field.

Option 1
SOC/​C&E SOC  360
SOC/​C&E SOC  357
Statistics for Sociologists I
and Methods of Sociological Inquiry
7-8
Option 2
SOC/​C&E SOC  357 Methods of Sociological Inquiry3-4
One of the following statistics courses:3-4
Statistics: Measurement in Economics
Business Statistics
Quantitative Methods in Geographical Analysis
Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics II
Introduction to Statistical Inference for Political Research
Basic Statistics for Psychology
Honors Basic Statistics for Psychology
Introduction to Statistical Methods
Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences

Theory

SOC/​C&E SOC  475 Classical Sociological Theory3

Distribution Requirements

Select at least one course from two of the following groups of departmental offerings. Courses used to meet the requirements above may not be applied to this requirement. Courses that appear in more than one area may fulfill only one area requirement.

Additional Methods/Statistics

Additional Methods/Statistics course options

SOC/​C&E SOC  361 Statistics for Sociologists II3
SOC 362 Statistics for Sociologists III3
SOC/​C&E SOC  365 Data Management for Sociological Research3-4
SOC 375 Introduction to Mathematical Sociology3
SOC 376 Mathematical Models of Social Systems3
SOC 461 Study Abroad in Additional Methods and Statistics 31-6
3

This is a course, taken abroad, which does not equate to one of our courses exactly, but could be a UW–Madison sociology course in the designated area.

Additional Theory

Additional Theory course options

SOC 476 Contemporary Sociological Theory3
SOC/​GEN&WS  477 Feminism and Sociological Theory3
SOC 462 Study Abroad in Additional Theory 31-6
3

This is a course, taken abroad, which does not equate to one of our courses exactly, but could be a UW–Madison sociology course in the designated area.

Deviant Behavior

Deviant Behavior course options

SOC 421 Processes of Deviant Behavior3-4
SOC/​SOC WORK  422 Social Issues in Aging3
SOC 441 Criminology3-4
SOC 446 Juvenile Delinquency3-4
SOC 463 Study Abroad in Deviant Behavior 31-6
3

This is a course, taken abroad, which does not equate to one of our courses exactly , but could be a UW–Madison sociology course in the designated area.

Social Psychology

Social Psychology course options

SOC/​PSYCH  350 Human Sexuality4
SOC/​PSYCH  456 Introductory Social Psychology (formerly numbered 530)3-4
SOC 531 Sociology of Medicine3
SOC/​C&E SOC  533 Public Health in Rural & Urban Communities3
SOC/​C&E SOC  532 Health Care Issues for Individuals, Families and Society3
SOC 535 Talk and Social Interaction3
SOC 543 Collective Behavior3
SOC/​C&E SOC  573 Community Organization and Change3
SOC 575 Sociological Perspectives on the Life Course and Aging3
SOC/​AMER IND/​C&E SOC  578 Poverty and Place3
SOC 464 Study Abroad in Social Psychology 31-6
3

This is a course, taken abroad, which does not equate to one of our courses exactly , but could be a UW–Madison sociology course in the designated area.

Social Organization

Social Organization course options

SOC/​LEGAL ST  415 The Legal Profession3-4
SOC/​CHICLA  470 Sociodemographic Analysis of Mexican Migration3
SOC/​C&E SOC/​GEN&WS  601 Sociology of Work, Family, and Gender3
SOC/​C&E SOC  610 Knowledge and Society3
SOC/​GEN&WS  611 Gender, Science and Technology3
SOC/​LCA/​RELIG ST  614 Social Structures of Muslim Societies3
SOC/​C&E SOC/​URB R PL  617 Community Development3
SOC 620 Comparative Racial Inequality3
SOC 621 Class, State and Ideology: an Introduction to Marxist Social Science3
SOC/​C&E SOC  622 Advanced Topics in Critical Sociology3
SOC/​C&E SOC  623 Gender, Society, and Politics3
SOC 624 Political Sociology3
SOC 626 Social Movements3
SOC/​C&E SOC  630 Sociology of Developing Societies/Third World3
SOC 632 Sociology of Organizations3-4
SOC 633 Social Stratification3
SOC/​LCA/​RELIG ST  634 Social Structure of India3
SOC 640 Sociology of the Family3
SOC/​LAW/​LEGAL ST  641 Sociology of Law3-4
SOC 643 Sociology of Occupations and Professions3
SOC/​C&E SOC/​URB R PL  645 Modern American Communities3
SOC 646 Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 647 Sociology of Sport3
SOC/​ED POL  648 Sociology of Education3
SOC/​C&E SOC  649 Sociology of Work and Employment3
SOC/​C&E SOC  650 Sociology of Agriculture3
SOC/​C&E SOC  652 Sociology of Economic Institutions3
SOC/​C&E SOC  655 Microfoundations of Economic Sociology3
SOC/​HISTORY  670 Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in America Since 18903-4
SOC 678 Sociology of Persecution3
SOC 465 Study Abroad in Social Organization 31-6
3

This is a course, taken abroad, which does not equate to one of our courses exactly , but could be a UW–Madison sociology course in the designated area.

Demography and Ecology

Demography and Ecology course options

SOC/​C&E SOC/​POP HLTH  380 Contemporary Population Problems for Honors3
SOC 575 Sociological Perspectives on the Life Course and Aging3
SOC/​ECON  663 Population and Society3
SOC 674 Demographic Techniques I3
SOC 460 Study Abroad in Demography and Ecology 31-6
3

This is a course, taken abroad, which does not equate to one of our courses exactly, but could be a UW–Madison sociology course in the designated area.

Community and Environmental Sociology

Community and Environmental Sociology course options

SOC/​C&E SOC  533 Public Health in Rural & Urban Communities3
SOC/​C&E SOC/​ENVIR ST  540 Sociology of International Development, Environment, and Sustainability3
SOC/​C&E SOC  541 Environmental Stewardship and Social Justice3
SOC/​C&E SOC  573 Community Organization and Change3
SOC/​AMER IND/​C&E SOC  578 Poverty and Place3
SOC/​C&E SOC/​URB R PL  617 Community Development3
SOC/​C&E SOC  650 Sociology of Agriculture3

Electives

Additional coursework, if needed, to reach the minimum of 24 credits.