The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Minor in Sociology

If you are interested in enriching your knowledge of modern societies, with a focus on Lebanon and other Arab countries, then a Minor in Sociology will help you achieve that goal. 

Who Can Apply?

You can benefit from this minor if you are majoring in disciplines, such as education, communication arts, social work, political science, international affairs, economics, English literature, graphic design, and architecture. The courses are designed to address some of the issues raised by these disciplines, from a sociological perspective.

The courses for the Minor in Sociology are counted as part of the Social Sciences requirements and free electives. You will graduate with a degree in your major, and a Minor in Sociology.


Core Courses (9 credits)

Number Course Cr
SOC201 Introduction to Sociology   3
SOC321 Sociology of the Arab World 3
SOC401 Sociological Theories 3

Electives (9 credits can be selected from the following courses)

Number Course Cr
SOC 203/SWO 203 Citizenship, Leadership and Civic Engagement 3
SOC204/PSY 204 Social Psychology 3
SOC210/POL210 Intro to Political Thought 3
SOC212/JSC 312 Media and Society 3
SOC215 Introduction to Gender Studies 3
SOC222/POL222 Comparative Political Systems 3
SOC303/ARC581 Urban Sociology/Urban Planning 3
SOC304 Sociology of Religion 3
SOC313/WOS313 Women in the Arab World 3
SOC335/POL335 Politics of Multiculturalism 3
SOC488 Topics in Sociology 3


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