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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Minor

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The program seeks to foster a lifelong love of learning about the social, cultural, political, and economic institutions humans have created and the directions they are changing. The program’s goal is for students to think deeply about ways social structures and processes influence individuals’ lives and opportunities, and how individuals can contribute to building more inclusive and satisfying communities and organizations. The program’s faculty members are dedicated to providing students with tools that will empower and prepare them to be active citizens in their families, communities, organizations, and workplaces, and to expand their understanding of community engagement to include national and global projects aimed at addressing larger social problems. The wide range of courses and flexible program structure prepare successful students to enter master’s and doctoral programs in several fields including Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, Law, Political Science, Counseling, Education, and Public Administration.

Students will increase their appreciation of the value of all human beings and a commitment to an inclusive and just society that addresses the needs of all groups of people. In acquiring a deep understanding of the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and human interaction within these contexts, students develop their capacity for more personally rewarding and socially responsible participation and leadership in their families, their work, their communities, and society as a whole.

Minor Requirements (18-19 units)

Core Course

The following core course is required:

Diversity Coursework

Choose one (1) of the following for 4 units:


Take three (3) additional SOC 300 or 400 courses as electives. STAT 100 or any other statistics course may be substituted for one Sociology elective. Choose 11-12 units of elective coursework:

Please Note:

Sociology minors cannot take SOC 499, Sociology Capstone Project or the one (1) unit Capstone Project Support course, SOC 492.

Sociology minors cannot take SOC 345, American Society. (This course is for upper division Area D4 only.)

Department Courses Listed by Course Type

Sociology and Social Services Courses

Department of Sociology

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