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Sociology Minor

The Sociology-Anthropology Department offers an undergraduate minor in Sociology to all baccalaureate degree students at Farmingdale State College. The discipline of sociology provides students with a unique perspective to solve social problems in the workplace and in their personal lives. Building on the basic concepts, theories and research methodologies of sociology through an academic minor in sociology can provide students with useful tools not only for the workplace, but for solving problems in their personal lives as well. The sociology minor program is designed to enhance students' understanding of this society and this culture – as well as other cultures and societies.

Students seeking a baccalaureate degree at Farmingdale State College have the option of seeking a minor in sociology. Students who opt to complete a minor in Sociology must be matriculated in a baccalaureate program at Farmingdale State College and must apply through the Sociology-Anthropology Department.

The Sociology minor consists of 15-21 credits in sociology. The final number of credits depends on the individual student's advisement and choice, determined in consultation with a fulltime member of the Department. At least twelve of the credits must be in advanced courses in sociology at the 200-level or

higher. Students enrolled in the Sociology minor program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in their sociology courses. Students in the Minors program are allowed a maximum of six credits in General Education sociology courses.

Core ~ 9 Credits ~ Required of all Sociology Minors:

SOC 122 Introduction to Sociology

OR SOC 223 Social Issues and Institutions

SOC 266 Sociological Research Methods

SOC 260 Classical Sociological Theory

AND: Any two related courses in sociology, examples of which

are provided below:

General Sociology Minor:

Completion of Core Courses and 6-12 credits in Sociology at the 200 level/above. The final number of credits (15-21) would depend on the individual student's advisement and choice.

Family Dynamics:

Completion of Core Courses and any two of the following courses:

SOC 225 Sociology of the Family

SOC 226 Contemporary Marriage

SOC 220 Aging

SOC 200 Introduction to Women's Studies

SOC 240 Women, Men, and Social Change

Urban Life:

Completion of Core Courses and any two of the following courses:

SOC 224 Urban Sociology

SOC 240 Women, Men and Social Change

SOC 229/SOC 231 Minorities in America/Multiculturalism

SOC 235 Mass Media and Popular Culture

SOC 320 The American Dream: Myth or Reality

Sociology of Women:

Completion of Core Courses and any two of the following courses:

SOC 200 Introduction to Women's Studies

SOC 226 Contemporary Marriage

OR SOC 225 Sociology of the Family

SOC 240 Women, Men, and Social Change

Social Change

Completion of Core Courses and any two of the following courses:

SOC 200 Introduction to Women's Studies

SOC 240 Women, Men, and Social Change

SOC 245 Society, Technology, and Social Change

SOC 303 Work and Occupations

SOC 320 The American Dream: Myth or Reality

Sociology of Popular Culture/Mass Media:

Completion of Core Courses and of the following courses:

SOC 235 Mass Media and Popular Culture

SOC 315 Sociology in Film

Sociology in the Workplace

Completion of Core Courses and any two of the following courses:

SOC 303 Sociology of Work and Occupations

SOC 228 Health and Society

SOC 229/231 Minorities/Multiculturalism

SOC 240 Women, Men and Social Change

SOC 200 Introduction to Women's Studies

SOC 320 The American Dream: Myth or Reality

SOC 229/231 (Minorities in the United States/Multiculturalism)

Social Welfare

Completion of Core Courses and any two of the following courses:

SOC 229/231 Minorities/Multiculturalism

SOC 228 Health and Society

SOC 220 Sociology of Aging

SOC 320 The American Dream: Myth or Reality

SOC 225 Sociology of The Family

Education

Completion of Core Courses and the following courses:

SOC 201 Sociology of Education

SOC 222 Critical Thinking About Society