Who defines crime and criminal behavior? Why do people commit crimes? What does society do, and what can society do better to prevent and respond to crime? The criminology minor gives students the tools to analyze how society deﬁnes, regulates and tries to prevent crime, as well as considering social issues and structures that may cause people to break laws. The minor program in criminology allows students to pair their majors with an exploration of issues of crime and the criminal justice system.
The criminology minor affords students the opportunity to analyze how society deﬁnes, regulates and seeks to prevent criminal behavior as well as considering what factors lead people to commit crimes.
Courses address the role of systemic inequality and state violence in relation to crime. Students select courses from multiple social scientiﬁc disciplines including sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology and indigenous, race and ethnic studies to gain an understanding of the nature of crime, including the social and cultural factors contributing to criminal behavior and institutional efforts to prevent it. They also gain skills in analyzing evidence as well as identifying, apprehending and rehabilitating perpetrators.
Minor in Criminology
|Required Core Courses:||16|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Power, Politics, and Inequality|
|Introduction: Deviance, Control, and Crime|
|Introduction to Forensic Anthropology|
|Advanced Forensic Anthropology 2|
|Conflicts of Incarceration|
|Social Equity and Criminal Justice|
|Race and Incarceration|
|Legal Process An Introduction to the American Judiciary|
|Race, Politics, and the Law|
|Civil Rights in Post-Warren Era|
|Civil Rights and Civil Liberties|
|Introduction to Public Law|
|Culture and Mental Health|
|Issues in Deviance, Control, and Crime: [Topic]|
Up to 4 credits of internship or practicum can be applied towards the minor.
ANTH 176 and ANTH 473 must be taken in sequence if ANTH 473 is selected as an elective.
- At least 20 credits must be at the upper-division level