Students wishing to take a Minor in Sociology must successfully complete 6 Sociology courses of which at least 3 courses must be from the set of courses that constitute the Core Themes in Sociology that the Department offers. The minimum credit requirement is 24.
How can we understand ourselves as persons and our relationships with family, community and nation? This course will examine some of the basic categories of sociology and anthropology that are crucial in this understanding: person/body, kinship/family/love, inequality/difference, nation and nationalism. We will consider approaches that examine small or micro processes first, and building on this basic understanding consider larger or macro processes that encompass the micro. At the heart of this course will be an elaboration and interrogation of the concept of relatedness.