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Sociology, Minor

Through teaching, research and service, faculty and students in Saint Louis University’s sociology program reveal a critical understanding of the different ways people relate to one another through the organization of society and how its structures and cultures influence our lives.

SLU's sociology minor requires 21 credits — nine credits of required coursework and 12 credits of electives. 

Subject matter in sociology courses at SLU ranges from family life to large-scale organizations, from crime to religion, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, from poverty to prosperity, from the sociology of work to the sociology of sport.

Introduction Requirement
Select one of the following:3
SOC 1100
Introduction to Sociology
SOC 1110
Introduction to Sociology: Diversity Emphasis
SOC 1120
Introduction to Sociology: Diversity and Health Emphasis
Required Courses
SOC 2000Research Methods3
SOC 3150XAnthropological Theory3
Elective Courses
Select four of the following:12
ANTH 2200
Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3270
Climate Change & Environmental Futures
SOC 1180
World Geography
SOC 1500
The Urban Community: Race, Class, and Spatial Justice
SOC 2110
Sociology of Sport
SOC 2490
Sociology of Medicine
SOC 2630
Religion and Social Sciences: Theoretical and Empirical Reflections on Religion
SOC 3180
SOC 3220
Urban Sociology
SOC 3230
Gender and Society
SOC 3360
Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC 3300
Social Psychology
SOC 3430
Marriage and the Family
SOC 3490
Sociology of Mental Health
SOC 3510
The Structure of Poverty: Globally and Locally
SOC 3580
Deviant Behavior: Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction
SOC 3590
Law and Society
SOC 3840
African-American Religious Traditions
SOC 4640
Demographic Methods, Analysis, and Public Policy
SOC 4800
Research Activity: Supervised
SOC 4980
Advanced Independent Study
Total Credits21

Continuation Standards

Students must have a GPA of 2.00 in sociology minor coursework to be retained in the sociology minor.