Minor in Sociology
About the Minor
The sociology minor is designed to give students specializing in other fields a broader knowledge of contemporary social issues such as poverty, racism, economic inequality, unemployment, and environmental change through a sociological lens. For students majoring in such fields as business and engineering, the minor helps develop skills in critical thinking that go beyond the acquisition of specialized, professional techniques. It will further students’ ability to systematically identify how gender, race or class, for example, shape work, medicine, technology, and society. For students majoring in another area of the liberal arts, the minor offers the opportunity to place the issues raised in the major discipline within a larger social context.
Open to all undergraduate Drexel students. All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.
Please note: No more than three courses that are required for a student’s major can count towards fulfilling requirements for the minor.
For more information about the Sociology minor, visit the Department of Sociology webpage.
|Required Courses *|
|SOC 355 [WI]||Classical Social Theory||4.0|
|or SOC 356||Contemporary Social Theory|
|Select five of the following: **||20.0|
|Medicine and Society|
|Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality|
|Sociology of Work|
|Wealth and Power|
|Sociology of the Family|
|Sex and Society|
|Gender and Society|
|Sociology of Health and Illness|
|Sociology of Health Professions|
|Research Design: Qualitative Methods|
|Research Design: Quantitative Methods|
|Sociology of the Environment|
|Sex and The City|
|Sociology of Sport|
|Sociology of Aging|
|Global Climate Change and Society|
|Gentrification and Neighborhood Change|
|Sociology of Global Health|
|Social Networks and Health|
|Sociology of Deviance|
|Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South|
|Sociology of Education|
|Sociology of Disasters|
|Medicine, Technology and Science|
|Housing and Homelessness|
|Imagining Multiple Democracies|
|Love, Rage & Debt: The Debt Society|
|Politics of Life|
|Special Topics in Sociology|
|Capstone in Sociology|
|Special Topics in Sociology|
|Independent Study in SOC|
No more than three courses that are required for a student's major can count towards fulfilling requirements for the minor.
Students must take at least three elective courses at the 300 or 400 level.
Writing-Intensive Course Requirements
In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.
A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.