College of Natural and Social Sciences
SOCIOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY AND EARTH SCIENCE
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Stan Dart, Chair
- Professor: S. Glazier,
Associate Professors: Borchard,
Assistant Professor: Maughan
- Geography and Earth Science Faculty
- Associate Professors:
Assistant Professors: Dillon
- To seek an understanding of the changes and development processes of social life;
- To develop comprehension, insight, analytical approaches, scientific inquiry approaches,
liberal arts perspectives, and information-processing capabilities;
- To address social phenomena and social problems associated with racial, ethnic and other
group relations, socio-cultural change, societal institutions, population dynamics,
community disorganization, social conflict, social welfare and policy, deviance, effects
of technological change, and major social problems;
- To prepare those students who wish to attend graduate school.
Sociology is the investigation of interpersonal and intergroup relationships, forms of
organization in human life and consequences for humans. Sociological perspectives and
competencies provide an essential basis for considering numerous career opportunities in
conjunction with other UNK programs. Careers in government, business, social agencies,
transportation, commerce, law, medicine, and information and data use are a few of the
opportunities with this major. Further information is available through the Department
- To acquaint students with the relationships that exist between people and the earth.
- To develop an appreciation for the Earth and the natural processes affecting it, the
effect of human habitation of the earth on a regional scale and its interrelationships
with the Physical Earth, and the factors and processes affecting human activities and
their distribution over the surface of the earth.
- To offer courses which lead to the preparation of teachers of geography and earth
science on the elementary and secondary levels.
- To provide educational opportunities that contribute to professional careers in the Geographic sciences.
Two options are available in this major:
- Sociology Option - Bachelor of Arts Degree or
Sociology Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
- Sociology 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Option -
Bachelor of Science in Education Degree
A Sociology minor is available to students pursuing
majors in other disciplines or programs.
Courses with the prefix SOC are offered by the department.
Four options are available in this major:
- Geography Option - Bachelor of Arts Degree or
Geography Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
- Geography Environmental Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
- Geography Geographic Information System (GIS) / Spatial Analysis Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
- Geography 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Option -
Bachelor of Arts in Education or
Geography 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Option -
Bachelor of Science in Education
minors are available to students pursuing
majors in other disciplines or programs. The Pre-Meteorology Pre-professional Program
is also offered by the department.
Courses with the prefix GEOG are offered by the department.
Sociology and Geography and Earth Science participate in the Social Science 7-12 Teaching
08 Mar 2006