Requirements For a Minor in Criminology, Law, and Society (Offered starting in Fall 2017)

Section 1

 

1. Choose one Introductory Sociology Course

Sociology 100 - Introduction to Sociology

    • An overview of the topics of sociology and of various sociological perspectives, and of how scholars in the discipline study social phenomena.

Or

Sociology 163 – Social Problems

    • An overview of the topics of contemporary social issues in the United States, but with a global perspective.

 

2. Sociology 275 – Criminology

    • Nature and extent of crime; past and present theories of crime causation.

3. Choose one Society and the Law Course

Sociology 378 – Sociology of Law

    • An examination of law and legal institutions sociologically.

Or

Sociology 477 – Law and Society

    • Social origins and consequences of law and legal process, emphasizing problems of legal change and structure and function of legal sanctions.

(9 hours minimum)

Three additional courses from the following, 3 hours of which must be 300-level or higher:

Sociology 101 – Sociology of Gender

Sociology 225 – Race and Ethnicity 

Sociology 310 – Sociology of Deviance 

Sociology 373 – Social Stratification

Sociology 378 – Sociology of Law 

Sociology 477 – Law and Society

Sociology 400 – Internship; if focused in criminology and/or law, advisor approval required

Sociology 390 – Individual Study; if focused in criminology and/or law, advisor approval required

Sociology 490 – Advanced Individual Study; if focused in criminology and/or law, advisor approval required

Sociology 396 – Special Topics; if focused in criminology and/or law, advisor approval required

Sociology 496 – Advanced Special Topics; if focused in criminology and/or law, advisor approval required

6 Advanced Hours required

18 Total Hours required minimum

If you have any questions about getting a minor in Criminology, Law, and Society, see the Sociology advisor.