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The Minor in Sociology

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

3 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course helps organize thinking about societies in general, the society we inhabit, and our place within it. Underlying questions are: Why do people have different values? Why do people act differently? Why is there inequality? And why and how does society; its values and norms, institutions, and groups influence our behavior. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008933)
This course examines the emergence of classical sociological theory in its socio-historical context, with emphasis on the foundational ideas of Marx. Weber, and Durkheim that continue to influence sociological theorizing today. 3 hours lecture. (008955)
This course explores the logic and styles of sociological research, focusing on the methods of formulating research problems, the design of social research, and techniques for ensuring the quality and validity of data and conclusions. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research are examined. 3 hours seminar. (008969)

12 units selected from:

Any Sociology (SOCI) courses, with a minimum of 6 upper-division units (300- and 400-level courses) required. All minor candidates are encouraged to take SOCI 489 (limit 3 units). Consultation with a Sociology advisor is recommended prior to beginning the minor.

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