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  Sep 25, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


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228 Minné Hall
Criminal Justice website
Sociology website
Jennifer Chernega, Chairperson


Nicole Civettini, Associate Professor; BA, Marquette University; MA, PhD, University of Iowa; 2010 -
Kate Jenkins, Assistant Professor; BA, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; MA, PhD, City University of New York; 2014 -
Michelle A. Keller, Assistant Professor; BA, Grand Valley State University; JD, University of Colorado-Boulder; 2015 -
Jennifer J. Nargang Chernega, Professor; BA, Concordia College (Minnesota); MA, PhD, Loyola University; 2007 -
Paul J. Munson, Associate Professor; BA, Augustana; MA, JD, University of Denver; 1999 -
J. Mark Norman, Professor; BA, MS, St. Cloud State University; PhD, South Dakota State University; 1996 -
Aurea K. Osgood, Professor; BA, MS, Winona State University; MA, PhD, Bowling Green State University; 2007 -
Rafael Narvaez, Associate Professor; BA, Universidad de Lima (Peru); MA, PhD, The New School of Social Research; 2012 -
James W. Parlow, Assistant Professor; BS, Winona State University; MS, St. Cloud State University; 2008 -
Craig Upright, Assistant Professor; BA, St. Olaf College; MA, PhD, Princeton University; 2015 -


The purpose of the Department of Sociology is to help students understand the theories, methods, and concepts of sociology and criminal justice. Graduates with majors in Sociology or Criminal Justice will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to succeed in professional employment or further education and to be active citizens of their local and global communities.

Pass/No Credit (P/NC) Courses

Except for field experiences and internships, students must take all courses on a grade-only basis. Only grades of “C” or better in courses offered in the department can be used to meet major and minor requirements.

General Education Program Intensive Requirements

Students may use intensive courses to satisfy both General Education Program and major requirements. Intensive courses will usually be in the student’s major or minor program. The Department of Sociology offers the following Sociology intensive courses in the General Education Program:

Oral (◎)
Math/Critical Analysis (◆)
Writing (△)

Intensive courses that can be used to satisfy sociology major/minor requirements are identified in the lists of required courses and electives in this section.


    Bachelor of ArtsMinor

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