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 studied.

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

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.

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 Sociology of Mass Communication
SOC 232 Social Stratification
SOC 240  Social Deviance
SOC 251 Sociology of Human Rights
SOC 275 Political Imprisonment
SOC 278  Political 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 314  Theories of Social Order
SOC 346 Sport in Global Perspective 
SOC 354 Gangs and Transnationalism
SOC 401 Problems of Minority Groups
SSC 325  Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences