If an equivalent statistics course, such as PSYC 227, MGSC 291, STAT 201, or some other statistics course accepted by the Sociology department is used to meet this requirement, another sociology course will need to be taken for a total of 6 Sociology courses.
This change parallels a change the Sociology department made for the major in 2016. That change eliminated the option to meet our Elementary Statistics (SOCY 220) major requirement with a statistics course from another discipline. We are proposing doing the same thing for the minor for the same reason: students who learn statistics in another discipline are exposed to no statistical applications in Sociology, nor are sociological data used or discussed. This has been detrimental to our Sociology majors when they reach courses requiring that they either understand and/or use statistics. Indeed our majors have told us that they get little relevance to their Sociological studies from other disciplines' classes in statistics.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Minor changes, addition of courses/focus. No BOT, CHE, or SACS approval needed for minors.
This update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin to be published 15 February 2018.