Minor: Sociology

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • apply theoretical concepts to one's own life experiences. Specifically, students should be able to discuss how a theoretical framework can explain or elucidate a personal experience or a new or previously held belief about one's life or the social world in general.
  • be able to communicate ideas in written form.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students can complete an 18-credit minor in Sociology. Course work must include the introductory course, SOCIOL 101, and at least 9 credits at the upper-division (300 or 400) level. Where courses are cross-listed in a major and minor, only 6 credit hours can be applied to both. A minimum grade of C- in SOCIOL 101 and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor must be attained. Only 3 credit hours can be shared between minors. Twelve (12) credit hours must be taken at UMKC.

SOCIOL 101Sociology: An Introduction3
Program Electives:15
The Social Life of Things
Consumer Society
Social Problems
Social And Psychological Development Through The Life Cycle
Social Stratification
Culture, Emotion, and Identity
Families And The Life Course
Sociology Of Gender
Sociology Of Death And Dying
Social Deviance
Race And Ethnic Relations
Race and Ethnic Relations
Body and Society
Sociology Of Political Life
Community Development In Urban America
Social Movements
Culture and Society
Social Theory
Methods Of Sociological Research
Introduction to Statistics in Sociology/Criminal Justice
Immigration and the City
Cities and Society
Technology and Society
The Sociology Capstone: Senior Seminar
Aging In Contemporary Society
Sociology Of Human Sexuality
Feminist Theories
Sociology Of Medicine
Globalization and Development
Latinx Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees in the U.S
Total Credits18