Sociology is the study of humans as social beings. Sociologists explore the role of society in shaping our thoughts, feelings, behaior and how we choose to respond to the influence. As a sociology minor at UW-Superior, you will explore this and analyze other contemporary social issues relevant to local and global communities as you take courses such as:
- Sociology of Deviance
- Social Problems
- Race and Ethnicity
- Environmental Sociology
- Sociology of Gender
- Sociobiological Social Psychology
- Sociology in Popular Culture
Student Learning Outcomes
- Be able to analyze the production and reproduction of social meanings, norms, and labels.
- Demonstrate understanding of social constructionism and be better able to analyze and interpret the ways that societies are often socially constructed.
- Cultivate understanding of how characteristics and identities, including race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality, and disability, affect how individuals experience their social world.
- Effectively analyze the role that social power and access to social resources play in determining social norms and labels.
- Be able to analyze institutions, including government, education, law, and healthcare, from a sociological perspective.
- Be able to explain the grounding of social phenomena in history, geography, and time.
- Be able to research social phenomena using theory, existing research, and appropriate research methods.
- Effectively communicate sociological understanding in written and oral presentations.