Sociology Minor

Be prepared to be an engaged citizen who can speak confidently across a range of contemporary social issues with a minor in Sociology. Learn to think deeply about current social problems, issues of social difference, structures of social institutions and more generally about inequality and power in society. This minor will introduce you to a variety of sociological concepts, frameworks, and theories that address individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and societies, leaving you prepared to think critically about society and the social worlds we inhabit.

Students who complete this minor will be able to:

  • Discuss the ways in which culture and social structure shape individual lives.
  • Identify and analyze contemporary social questions using diverse social theories.
  • Articulate how intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, nation, sexuality and other categories of difference shape society at an individual level, an institutional level and at a cultural level.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of social justice and collective activism.

SIAS majors are designed to allow a student to earn a minor without additional credits beyond that required for graduation. This minor is open to students from all majors. Majors the Sociology minor complements include American Studies, Business, Criminal Justice, EGLS, PPE, Psychology, Urban Studies, and Social Welfare. See your program advisor for more information.

Transfer courses

Green River Community College

GREEN RIVER CC COURSES UW TACOMA EQUIVALENT COURSES
SOC& 101: Introduction to Sociology TSOC 165: Introduction to Sociology: Developing the Sociological Imagination
SOC 271: Sociology of Deviance TCRIM 271: Sociology of Deviance and Social Control
SOC 220: Sex and Gender in Society TWOMN 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies
SOC 214: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity TSOC 265: Race & Ethnicity in the United States
SOC 194: Special Topics - Sociology serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC& 201: Social Problems serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 202: Sociology of Food serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 205: Sociology of Disability serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 215: Survey of Criminology serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 230: Sociology of Death and Dying serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 240: Sociology of the Family serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 245: Juvenile Delinquency serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 260: Crime and Justice serves as general TSOC elective*

*Students can have a maximum of two courses serve as general TSOC electives.

Highline Community College

HIGHLINE CC COURSES UW TACOMA EQUIVALENT COURSES
SOC& 101: Introduction to Sociology TSOC 165: Introduction to Sociology: Developing the Sociological Imagination
SOC 115: Crime and Society serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 130: American Diversity serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 200 Sociology of the Family serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC& 201: Social Problems serves as general TSOC elective*

*Students can have a maximum of two courses serve as general TSOC electives.

Pierce College

PIERCE COLLEGE COURSES UW TACOMA EQUIVALENT COURSES
SOC& 101: Introduction to Sociology TSOC 165: Introduction to Sociology: Developing the Sociological Imagination
SOC& 201: Social Problems serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 211: Marriage and the Home serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 212: Sociology of Death serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 220: Gender Roles in Society TWOMN 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies
SOC 280: Sociology of Social Work serves as general TSOC elective*

*Students can have a maximum of two courses serve as general TSOC electives.

Tacoma Community College

TACOMA CC COURSES UW TACOMA EQUIVALENT COURSES
SOC& 101: Introduction to Sociology TSOC 165: Introduction to Sociology: Developing the Sociological Imagination
SOC 120: Introduction to Women’s Studies TWOMN 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies
SOC& 201: Social Problems serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 205: Sociology of African Americans serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 222: Sociology of Sport serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 238: Sociology of Latino Americans serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 247: Media, Politics and Society serves as general TSOC elective*
SOC 272: Race and Ethnic Relations TSOC 265: Race & Ethnicity in the United States
SOC 265: Sociology of Asian Americans TSOC 270: Introduction to Asian Americans
SOC 270: Sociology of Deviance & Social Control TCRIM 271: Sociology of Deviance and Social Control
SOC 295: Entrepreneurial & Innovative Mindset serves as general TSOC elective*

*Students can have a maximum of two courses serve as general TSOC electives.

To declare your minor, complete the Request to Declare/Change a Major or Minor form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. For general questions, contact your advisor. For questions about the minor, contact the Sociology minor coordinator, Assistant Professor Natalie Jolly.

Sociology minor course requirements

The sociology minor requires 25 credits.

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0.  At least 15 credits must be from upper-division courses. No more than 10 credits, or 40%, of coursework can be counted towards both the Sociology minor and another major or minor.

Foundational Sociological Coursework (10 credits)

Topical Coursework in Sociology (15 credits)

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