Minor in Sociology
Study in Sociology is recommended for those interested in leadership in communities, college and university teaching, research, cross-cultural studies, foreign service, journalism, social work, human relations, community planning and church ministries. This minor is a wonderful complement for students who are intrigued by societal concepts and structures.
The minor in Sociology assists students in learning the theoretical and macro concepts behind the functioning of societies. Students will learn what influences societal behaviors and norms. What are the foundations for our societal relationships? Families? Culture? Values? This minor is ideal for students who major in other helping fields, social sciences or vocational ministries.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Sociology||Basic principles of social structures and processes. Major concepts and the scientific point of view in dealing with social phenomena. Social institutions and their interrelationships.|
|Social Psychology||Introduction to social psychology (a study of social influences upon individual and group attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors--how people influence one another and are influenced by others). Includes attitude formation, persuasion, propaganda, crowd and mob behavior, fads and fashions, and interpersonal attraction. Examines methods and examples of research and theories and the relation of theoretical principles and concepts to existing situations.|
|Human Diversity and Behavior||Introduction to theoretical, practical and cultural issues related to diverse populations. Historical, political and socioeconomic forces are examined that impact discriminatory and oppressive values, attitudes and behaviors in society.|
|Urban Sociology||Interdisciplinary study of the process of urbanization and the problems facing America's cities. Focus on the interrelationships between political and economic forces and ways to bring positive change in our cities. Recommended for those interested in inner-city ministry.|
|Sociology of Religion||Overview of the study of religion and the church from a sociological perspective. Theories about religion and society with focus on church attendance, secularization, and social change.|
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Robert Cirtin brought his extensive law enforcement and sociology background to Evangel in 1991. Cirtin is the designer, founder and current head of Evangel’s Criminal Justice program. Along with teaching, Cirtin is the owner of Robert Cirtin Investigations, LLC, which provides investigative services to government agencies, businesses, law firms and insurance companies. He also owns [...]read more
Donna Washburn, MSW, LCSW, is a 1998 graduate of Evangel University’s Social Work program. She went on to receive her master’s degree from Missouri State University and eventually returned to teach upper level social work courses at Evangel in 2000. She also became coordinator of the EU’s evening Human Services Program. Washburn was named chair [...]read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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