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Sociology

Minors

Sociology Minor

A minor in sociology consists of 18 credits. Sociology 101, Introduction to Sociology, and Sociology 350, Sociological Theory, are required. The remaining credits may be earned in any other courses in sociology. Teacher Certification in Sociology Minor

For teacher certification, 25 credits are required, including Sociology 101, Introduction to Sociology; Sociology 350, Sociological Theory; Sociology 351, Social Statistics; and Sociology 352, Research Methods. Additional Education courses are also required for teacher certification. You are strongly urged to consult the School of Education early to eliminate scheduling problems.

Gerontology Minor

The minor in gerontology pulls together existing courses from across the campus into a single program. The curriculum is designed to provide the flexibility needed to accommodate students with a wide variety of academic and professional goals while at the same time exposing them to a common core of courses that cover the principle areas of the field. This minor serves as a complement to a wide variety of majors in addition to sociology such as psychology, biology, business, communicative disorders, and health promotion/wellness for students who wish to integrate an understanding of the aged with their major field of academic and professional education.

Social Science in Health Minor

This minor will contribute to your understanding of the complex social factors that impinge on the health of human beings. Several of these areas are: the availability, quality, politics, and economics of health care and delivery; nutritional quality; and cultural, social, and psychological factors affecting life ways and mental health. This minor will provide you background for possible graduate training and careers in a number of allied health fields, such as public health and hospital administration, epidemiology, health planning and health education, environmental health, and international health.

Small City Analysis

The Center for the Small City was established in the College of Letters and Science in 1979. Under the co-directorship of Professors Robert P. Wolensky and Edward J. Miller, The Center organizes educational forums, conducts research, consults with government officials and agencies, and administers the Small City Analysis minor. The Center’s featured educational programs include the biennial Conference on the Small City and Regional Community, which began at UWSP in 1978, and regular workshops and seminars focusing on current problems and issues.​