The NDU minor in sociology is comprised of 15 credits. Any student may elect to get a minor in this area provided that he/she is in good academic standing, i.e. securing a minimum GPA of 2.0/4. A student selecting this minor may only count up to six credits which he/she may have taken from the list of required courses for this “Minor” in Sociology. Minors must be declared at least one year before expected graduation date.

Program Educational Objectives

  • to develop an understanding and an appreciation in students for the kinds of questions sociologists ask and the kind of explanations they offer
  • to familiarize students with some of the major issues, problems, and findings in sociology
  • to introduce students to interpretative and critical skills needed for the sound study of sociological phenomena
  • to improve cognitive and communication skills; exercises and regular assignments are intended to enhance students’ abilities to read, analyze, discuss, and write skillfully
  • to approach challenges faced by groups with a sociological perspective, through research, need assessment, design and application of training programs, like team building, group dynamics, conflict resolution, etc.

Courses required:
Students enrolled in the Sociology minor must complete 15 credits:

SOL 201 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SOL 316 Society and Women (3 cr.)
SOL 322 Family: Sociological Perspectives (3 cr.)
SOL 323 Society and Role of Intercultural Communications (3 cr.)
SOL 415 Society, Sexuality, and education (3 cr.)