2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

Sociology Minor

Description. 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 Jayne Mooney, Department of Sociology (212.484.2660, jmooney@jjay.cuny.edu)

Advising resources.  Department of Sociology advising (socadvising@jjay.cuny.edu)

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

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Part Two. Electives

Select any five SOC courses or GEN 350 or SSC 325.  At least one course must be at the 300-level or above.

The list of suggested courses are included below but any sociology courses can be used to fulfill Part Two.

SOC 104Tabloid Justice: Causes & Consequences of Crime Sensationalism

3

SOC 106Sexual Identity & U.S. Society: LGBT Perspectives

3

SOC 201Urban Sociology: The Study of City Life

3

SOC 202Sociology of Families

3

SOC 206The Sociology of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

3

SOC 209Sociology of Work and Jobs

3

SOC 210Sex and Culture

SOC 213Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations

3

SOC 215Women and Social Control in the U.S.

3

SOC 222Crime, Media and Public Opinion

3

SOC 227Sociology of Mental Illness

3

SOC 232Social Stratification

3

SOC 240Social Deviance

3

SOC 243Sociology of Sexualities

3

SOC 251Sociology of Human Rights

3

SOC 252Environmental Sociology

3

SOC 253Sociology of Global Migration

3

SOC 275Political Imprisonment

3

SOC 278/POL 278Political Sociology

3

SOC 282Selected Topics in Sociology

3

SOC 302Social Problems

3

SOC 305The Sociology of Law

3

SOC 310/ANT 310/PSY 310Culture and Personality

3

SOC 312Classical Sociological Theory

3

SOC 314Theories of Social Order

3

SOC 315Contemporary Sociological Theory

3

SOC 343Global Social Movements

3

SOC 346Sport in Global Perspective

3

SOC 354Gangs and Transnationalism

3

SOC 364Food Justice

3

SOC 377Internships for Sociology

3

SOC 387Faculty Mentored Research Experience in Sociology

3

GEN 350Feminist and Critical Methodologies

3

SSC 325Research Methods in Criminology and Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours: 15

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

Total Credit Hours: 18