Jan 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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228 Minné Hall
Sociology website
Mark Norman, 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 -
Jennifer J. Nargang Chernega, Professor; BA, Concordia College (Minnesota); MA, PhD, Loyola University; 2007 -
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 -
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 Intensive Requirements

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


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

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


    Bachelor of ArtsMinor

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