Minor in Sociology
The minor in sociology is designed for students from other disciplines who are interested in the theoretical ideas and research methods used by sociologists in their study of society. Students have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses, many of which may deal with their own discipline, for example, law and criminology for prelaw students. These courses provide individuals with an alternative and valuable perspective for understanding the social issues many will have to deal with in their own professions. All student minors develop their programs in consultation with the departmental minor advisor. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in courses taken toward the minor. Requirements for the minor follow.
Students must complete the basic method and theory requirement by taking CAS SO 201 and 203. In addition, they must take two sociology courses at the 200 level or above (one 100-level course can be substituted here), and two sociology courses at the 300 level or above. All courses for the minor must be taken within CAS with the exception of transfer-of-credit courses, based on departmental approval. Metropolitan College classes are treated as transfer-of-credit courses. No more than one will be accepted toward requirements for the minor.
Course Credits for Students Admitted from the College of General Studies
Sociology majors (and minors) admitted to CAS from the College of General Studies will receive credit for completing the introductory sociology course (for having completed CGS SS 101 and SS 102, each with a grade of C or higher).
Major and Minor Credits for Core Curriculum Courses
Students who have completed the two social science courses in the Core Curriculum (with grades of C or higher) will receive credit (toward either the major or minor) for the introductory sociology course.