• Sociology (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Sociology minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    Sociology is the scientific study of societies. It's a tool for gaining an understanding of 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.

    Curriculum

    This minor is designed to broaden 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 courses. To see which courses fulfill the requirements, review the Qualifying Sociology Courses document (PDF).

    • One LSOC theory course (Classical or Contemporary Sociology or Sociological Imagination)
    • One LSOC sociological methods course (Statistics or another methods course)
    • Three 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 all courses taken to fulfill the minor. View fall 2019 courses in the University Course Catalog.

    Eligibility

    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Please meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the Sociology minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult Julia Sonnevand, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Sociology and Departmental Faculty Advisor, at jsonnevand@newschool.edu

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Graduates

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