Twin Cities campus
 
Twin Cities Campus

Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance Minor

Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
Sociologists study human social behavior. More specifically, sociology examines how we group ourselves (families, social groups, formal organizations, societies); how we behave in groups (collective action, social change, crime and delinquency); and how characteristics like age, race, social class, and gender affect our relationships with each other and with organizations and institutions.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 4 credits before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Courses
SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology [SOCS, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 1011V - Honors: Introduction to Sociology [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
or Equivalent Transfer Course
Minor Requirements
All courses must be taken A-F with a final grade of at least C- in each course. Transfer students must meet the requirements either through approved coursework completed at their transfer institution or at the University of Minnesota, with at least 6 credits (at least two courses) from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Department of Sociology.
Minor Courses
SOC 3101 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3102 - Introduction to Criminal Behavior and Social Control (3.0 cr)
SOC 3701 - Social Theory (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3811 - Basic Social Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3801 - Sociological Research Methods [WI] (4.0 cr)
Electives
Take one upper level non-criminology sociology course and two 41xx courses chosen from the LCD area of sociology.
Two 41xx courses (6 credits) from LCD area of sociology.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SOC 3xxx
· SOC 4xxx
 
More program views..
View college catalog(s):
· College of Liberal Arts

View future requirement(s):
· Fall 2014
· Fall 2012


View checkpoint chart:
· Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance Minor
View PDF Version:
Search.
Search Programs

Search University Catalogs
Related links.

College of Liberal Arts

TC Undergraduate Admissions

TC Undergraduate Application

One Stop
for tuition, course registration, financial aid, academic calendars, and more
 
SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 1001/1011V/1012W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human societies/behavior. Major theories, methods, concepts, research findings. Characteristics of basic social units, their patterns of interrelation, processes of change. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 1011V - Honors: Introduction to Sociology (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 1001/1011V/1012W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific study of human societies/behavior. Major theories, methods, concepts, research findings. Characteristics of basic social units, their patterns of interrelation, processes of change. prereq: honors
SOC 3101 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Components, dynamics, philosophical underpinnings of criminal justice/agencies (law enforcement, courts, corrections).
SOC 3102 - Introduction to Criminal Behavior and Social Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Issues in science of crime as a social phenomenon. Creation/use of laws, patterns/causes of crime. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3701 - Social Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Traditions of social theory that have been basic to sociological knowledge. How they have expanded in contemporary theory. Their applications in selected areas of empirical research. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3811 - Basic Social Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02148 - Soc 3811/Soc 5811
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics. Measures of central tendency, deviation, association. Inferential statistics focusing on probability/hypothesis testing. T-tests, Chi-square tests, variance analysis, bivariate regression. Statistical software used to analyze sociological data. prereq: 1001 recommended, Undergraduates with strong math background who have completed Soc 3801 are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Currently, 5811 only offered in fall. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 5811. Soc majors/minors must register A-F.
SOC 3801 - Sociological Research Methods (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Principles/practice of research design, sampling, data collection including field observation/surveys. Data management/analysis, reporting of quantitative/nonquantitative data. Ethics/administration in sociological research. Lab. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors must register A-F