Social Sciences Majors

Liberal Arts, Sociology Minor

The Liberal Arts major with a minor in sociology is designed to foster an understanding of group behaviors and the social context from which much of human behavior emerges. You’ll have the opportunity to enroll in a wide selection of courses within the discipline of sociology, including internship opportunities in community agencies, self-directed independent studies, and foreign study programs.

Working with your faculty advisor, you'll design a program of study based on your interests and academic needs. With dozens of courses to choose from, you'll find that the Liberal Arts major affords you exceptional flexibility in scheduling and meeting the major’s academic requirements.

The Liberal Arts major is attainable in its entirety in Grand View’s daytime programs and its College for Professional and Adult Learning. Courses for the major are regularly scheduled on Saturday mornings at Grand View and the Camp Dodge satellite campus. These multiple scheduling options make the Liberal Arts major especially convenient for adult learners who are trying to complete their degree while also balancing the demands of family and career.

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Courses and Requirements

Departmental Courses

  • Writing for Business OR Visual Culture and Rhetoric
  • Core Seminar II and III

Plus 6-12 semester hours from each of the following four categories.

  • The Human Condition (history, economics, sociology, psychology, humanities, political science, liberal arts)
  • Aesthetic Appreciation (art, music, humanities, theatre, speech, English literature, photography, liberal arts)
  • Faith and Reason (theology, philosophy, humanities, mathematical reasoning, liberal arts)
  • The Natural World (chemistry, biology, physical science, physics)

Sociology Minor

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Social Psychology
  • Principles of Statistics

Plus 9 credits in Sociology.

For detailed course descriptions, please go to the current catalog HERE.