Sociology Minor

Sociology Minor

Sociology MinorDescription. 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.

Credits. 18

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

Advising resources.  Department of Sociology advising (

Requirements. Students wishing to minor in Sociology must complete 18 credits (six courses) of courses at any level. SOC 101, which fulfills the Flexible Core: Individual & Society area of the college's general education program, must be among the six courses.  A maximum of two courses can overlap with a student’s major, other minor or program.

PART ONE. REQUIRED COURSE.                                  Subtotal: 3 credits

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

PART TWO. ELECTIVES                                                 Subtotal: 15 credits

Select five. At least one course must be at the 300-level or above.

Suggested courses can include but are not limited to:

SOC 104 Tabloid Justice: Causes and Consequences of Crime Sensationalism*
SOC 106 Sexual Identity & U.S. Society: LGBT Perspectives
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 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 243 Sociology of Sexualities

SOC 251 Sociology of Human Rights
SOC 252 Environmental Sociology
SOC 253 Sociology of Global Migration
SOC 275 Political Imprisonment
SOC 278/POL 278 Political Sociology
SOC 282 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

SOC 104 and SOC 106 can only be taken by freshmen.

Total: 18 credits
Last Updated: 9/28/16