Mar 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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228 Minné Hall
Sociology website
Mark Norman, Chairperson


Nicole Civettini, Professor; BA, Marquette University; MA, PhD, University of Iowa; 2010 -
Jennifer J. Nargang Chernega, Professor; BA, Concordia College (Minnesota); MA, PhD, Loyola University; 2007 -
Rafael Narvaez, Professor; BA, Universidad de Lima (Peru); MA, PhD, The New School; 2012 -
Aurea K. Osgood, Professor; BA, MS, Winona State University; MA, PhD, Bowling Green State University; 2007 -
Krishna Roka, Assistant Professor; BS, MS, MA, Tribhuvan University; MF, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; PhD, The Pennsylvania State University; 2018 -
Craig Upright, Professor; BA, St. Olaf College; MA, PhD, Princeton University; 2011 -


The Sociology Program helps students understand a variety of theories, methods, and concepts relevant to the discipline. Graduates have the skills, knowledge, and experience to succeed either in the labor market or in a range of graduate programs. They also become 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 that can be used to satisfy major/minor requirements are identified in the lists of required courses and electives. The following are offered as GEP intensive courses in the Sociology Department:


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


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