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Master of Business Administration

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Sociology (Minor)


Minor Requirements (18 credit hours)

Required courses: (9 credit hours)

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  • SO 101 Introduction to Sociology

    This scientific study of human society emphasizes principles of the sociological perspective. Includes society, demography, culture, status, role, socialization, deviance, groups, organizations, stratification, and social change. Introduction to societal institutions: family, religion, education, politics, science, technology, medicine, and healthcare.
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  • SO 230 Research Methods of the Social Sciences

    Gathering, arranging, and presenting data of the social sciences, including surveys, participant observation, experiments, and content analysis. Includes elementary statistical concepts such as descriptive tests of significance. Students design empirical research studies to acquire practical understanding of scientific thinking. A lab provides the opportunity for computerized data analysis. Computer-assisted. Prerequisite: SO 101 or permission of instructor
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  • SO 322 Social Theory

    Survey of the major sociological theorists who develop propositions and laws about the nature of society and the individual. Introduces the leaders of European and American theories in the conflict, symbolic interaction, and structural functional perspectives. Prerequisite: SO 101 or permission of instructor
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Plus an additional 9 credit hours of electives (of which 6 credit hours must be in upper-level courses)

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