Sociology Minor

Description. The Sociology minor considers the following areas in the study of modern society: social groups, social organization, the sociology of institutions such as law, the courts, the family, the process of interaction, social disorganization and change. Topics such as violence, delinquency, deviant behavior, social control, and ethnic, race and class relations are central to the minor concentration.  Issues of culture, personality and urbanization are also covered.

Minor coordinator. Professor Robert Garot, Department of Sociology (212.237.8680,

Prerequisite. SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology, which fulfills the Flexible Core: Individual and Society area of the College's general education program.

Requirements. Students wishing to minor in Sociology must complete 18 credits (six courses) at the 200-level or above. No more than half of these credits may be used to satisfy credit requirements in the student’s major. A maximum of two courses can overlap with a student's major, other minor or program.

Suggested courses can include but are not limited to:  

SOC 201 Urban Sociology
SOC 202/PSY 202 The Family: Change, Challenges and Crisis Intervention
SOC 206 The Sociology of Conflict and Dispute Resolution
SOC 209 Sociology of Work and Jobs
SOC 210/ANT 210/PSY 210 Sex and Culture
SOC 213/PSY 213 Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 215 Social Control and Gender: Women in American Society
SOC 222 Crime, Media and Public Opinion
SOC 227 Sociology of Mental Illness
SOC 232 Social Stratification
SOC 240 Social Deviance
SOC 251 Sociology of Human Rights
SOC 252 Environmental Sociology
SOC 253 Sociology of Global Migration
SOC 275 Political Imprisonment
SOC 278 Political Sociology
SOC 282 Selected Topics in Sociology
SOC 290 Selected Topics in Sociology
SOC 302 Social Problems
SOC 305 Sociology of Law
SOC 310/ANT 310/PSY 310 Culture and Personality
SOC 312 Classical Sociological Theory 
SOC 314 Theories of Social Order
SOC 315 Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOC 343 Global Social Movements
SOC 346 Sport in Global Perspective 
SOC 354 Gangs and Transnationalism
SOC 377 Internships for Sociology
SOC 401 Problems of Minority Groups
SSC 325 Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

Total: 18 credits