The Department of Sociology offers a minor in the discipline. A minor provides you with some depth of knowledge in the discipline which often complements a major by adding specialized breadth to a major. For example, the knowledge gained through a major in Economics or Political Science could be supplemented by the study of related topics in the discipline of Sociology. If you are interested in a minor in Sociology, please see the Undergraduate Advisor at your earliest convenience.
* All major courses must be taken for a letter grade unless a course is only offered Credit/No Credit.
** The prerequisite courses, as well as all of the minor courses, must be passed with a grade of C (not C-) or better.
The Sociology Minor requires 5 upper division courses (at least 15 upper division credits). A minimum of one of the five Sociology courses must be at the 400-level. The required courses are:
* SOC 499 cannot be used to fulfill the requirements for a minor in Sociology
As described in The Sociology Minor brochure, areas of concentration within the minor include:
The Sociology Minor: Areas of Concentration booklet contains additional information about areas of concentration for the Sociology Minor. You do not have to choose an area, but it can be helpful to be aware of the possibilities as you think about your future career or graduate school plans.
For a complete list of Sociology courses, see the UHM Online Course Catalog.
Learning how to write well is a very important part of your college education, which is why five Writing Intensive courses are included in the focus requirements. Writing well includes learning to use the appropriate format for your papers and the appropriate style for citations and references. That information is contained in the Style Guides below.
When you do your GRAD session paperwork, one to two semesters before you graduate, you will need to verify the completion of your Sociology minor. The form is available here. Complete the form and bring it to the Undergraduate Advising Office for the required signature. Forms are also available in the advising office.
If you would like more information about the Sociology Minor, or if you are planning to minor in Sociology, be sure to meet with the Undergraduate Advisor as soon as possible.
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