Curriculum Information Guide
Sociology MinorDr. Evan Cooper, Chair
Sociology and Anthropology Dept.
School of Arts & Sciences
The Sociology and Anthropology Department offers an undergraduate minor in Sociology to all baccalaureate degree students at Farmingdale State College. Employing the concepts, theories and research methodologies of sociology, an academic minor in sociology can provide students with useful tools for the workplace and enhance their understanding of themselves and society. Students who would like to minor in Sociology should apply through the Sociology and Anthropology Department. The Sociology minor consists of 18 credits. In order to graduate with the Sociology minor, students must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in their qualified sociology courses.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate sociological understandings of phenomena, for example, how individual biographies are shaped by social structures, social institutions, cultural practices, and multiple axes of difference and/or inequality.
- Students will demonstrate familiarity with major sociological concepts and vocabulary
- Students will understand and apply several of the major classical and/or contemporary perspectives in social theory.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of some of the key substantive areas within the field of sociology.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of several of the major social science research methodologies.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing and evaluating social, political, and/or cultural arguments.
About Academic Minors
Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).
Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.
- A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student's major program of study.
- Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
- Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
- A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits.
- At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
- At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
- Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their minor. Some minors may require a higher GPA.
- Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
- Students are permitted to double-count courses.
- Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their department chair or curriculum Dean.
|Fall 2019 - Subject to Revision|
|SOC 122 Introduction to Sociology|
|SOC 223 Social Issues and Institutions||3|
|SOC 360 Sociological Theory||3|
|SOC 366 Sociological Research Methods||3|
Any 200 level or higher Sociology Electives (choose from the following courses):
Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.