Sociology is the scientific study of societies. It’s a tool for explaining the complexities of human behavior, exploring the forces of social change, and bringing facts and reason to public policy debates. Students learn to investigate and interpret data about group behavior and institutions; to scientifically engage with the operation of categories like class, gender, and race; and to design strategies for responding to social problems. Learn more about the Sociology program.
Undergraduate students from any school of the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students who are not pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered in other schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. (Lang students pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts: See Self-Designed Major below.)
This minor is
designed to enhance students’ understanding of how society works and how
social changes affect our lives. Special emphasis is placed on skills
and knowledge that enable students to critically reflect on prevailing
social relations in everyday life. The minor in Sociology requires completion of the following five (5) courses. To see which courses fulfill requirements, review the Qualifying Sociology Courses document (PDF) and visit the Lang course finder.
Two (2) core courses:
Three (3) LSOC electives, two of which must be 3000 level or higher
Total Credits: 18-20 Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area of study requirements.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect sociology as an academic minor; however, they can pursue deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this, contact an academic advisor and read more about the self-designed option at Lang.
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Program ContactBenoit ChallandDirector of Undergraduate StudiesDepartment of Sociology6 East 16th Street212.229.5747 x3034 Email: Lang Sociology Director