Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
18 Credit Hours
College of Arts & Sciences
Minor DescriptionSociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Sociology's subject matter is diverse, ranging from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from social stability to radical change in whole societies.
Total Minor Hours - 18 Hours
Core Courses - 6 HoursMinors must take:
Elective Courses - 12 Hours
Choose 12 credit hours from the following list:
- SYA 3310 Qualitative Inquiry
- SYA 4121 Queer Theory
- SYA 4930 Topics in Sociology
- SYD 3700 Racial and Ethnic Relations
- SYD 4238 Immigrants to America
- SYD 4410 Urban Sociology
- SYD 4411 Urban Life
- SYG 3235 Latina/Latino Lives
- SYO 3120 Sociology of Families
- SYO 3200 Sociology of Religion
- SYO 3460 Sociology of the Media
- SYO 4204 Religion and Immigration
- SYO 4536 Inequalities and Social Justice
- SYO 4573 Social Networks
- SYP 3562 Family Violence
- SYP 4012 Emotions in Society
- SYP 4111 Identify and Community
- SYP 4420 Consumer Culture
- SYP 4510 Sociological Aspects of Deviance
- SYP 4650 Sport in Society
- SYP 4675 Animals & Society
- SYP 4763 Sociology of Childhood and Youth
Additional Minor Requirements
Only courses in which a grade of "C-" or better is attained will count toward the minimum hours.
Residency RequirementAt least 12 credits must be USF-Tampa credits.
Additional Minor Information
No more than three hours of SYA 4910 "Individual Research" and no more than three hours of SYA 4949 Sociological Internship may count toward the 18 hour minimum.
While students do not declare a Sociology minor until application for graduation, they are encouraged to make an appointment with the Sociology department undergraduate advisor if they wish to discuss which Sociology electives offered each semester would best meet their educational and career goals.
Advising InformationWhile students minoring in Sociology are not required to see an advisor, it is strongly encouraged for students to make an appointment with the advisor, if he/she has questions about which Sociology courses might best contribute to their future career plans.
Shani Garza, CPR 369, 974-9249 or Brandon Kroll, CPR 235, 974-6983.