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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

Sociology Minor


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Sociology is the study of human interactions and social groups. It concentrates on the aspects and trends of social life that are common to all cultures: social institutions, social problems, social movements, population problems, science, medicine, and social change. The sociologist studies all aspects of social behavior—in couples; families; laboratories and operating rooms; religious, professional, and political organizations; assembly lines; and national and international contexts. This information adds a perspective for understanding human ethical problems, developing policy alternatives, and mitigating emerging social problems.

Program Requirements


Sociology courses are listed under STSS in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The following course or those approved by the department’s undergraduate committee count toward the sociology minor.

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