Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MINOR REQUIREMENTS At least half the units making up the minor must be taken in residence and at least half must be upper division.  Students must be assigned letter grades for all courses taken towards the minor.  Courses are 3 units unless otherwise indicated. On-line course descriptions are available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Required Courses

Course Number Course Description Units
SOC 300 GW Sociological Analysis GWAR (SOC 300 GW is a prerequisite for all other required courses in the major) 4
SOC 370 Classical Theories of Society or 4
SOC 371 Contemporary Theories of Society
SOC 392 Introduction to Research Methods 4
Total Required Core Courses 12

Sociology Electives

Sociology Electives (Select one course from either of the following two areas*): (6-8 Units)

Area 1: Inequalities in the United States

Course Number Course Description Units
SOC 272 Social Inequality: Poverty Wealth, and Privilege 4
SOC 330 Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the US: Class Gender, and Nation 3
SOC 362 The Social Construction of Deviance and Conformity 4
SOC 400 Variations in Human Sexuality 3
SOC 455 Punishment and Social Control 3
SOC 464 Families & Society 4
SOC 467 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Cultures and Society 4
SOC 468 Social Aspects of Human Sexuality 4
SOC 469 Gender and Society 4
SOC 490 Sociology of Popular Culture 4

Area 2: Global Inequalities

Course Number Course Description Units
SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons 4
SOC 471 Societal Change and Development 4
SOC 477 Environmental Sociology 3
SOC 480 City in a Global Society 4
SOC 481 Sociology of Brazil 3
SOC 482 Global Immigration and Immigrants 3
SOC 483 Global Sociology 4
SOC 645 Identities, Inequalities & Struggles in Latin America


*The remaining units toward the 18-20 units may include additional courses from these areas or any other course with a sociology prefix including SOC 105, SOC 110, SOC 200, SOC 245 and courses taken at other institutions.

Total Number of Units for Minor: 18-20