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The professionally-related Minor in Sociology is offered to students to provide a coherent, integrated and sequential exposure to the sociological perspective and to enable students to develop analytical skills and conceptual understanding in a field complementary to their professional programs. The Minor is also intended to broaden the students' career preparation, and to facilitate movement into graduate programs.

Administered by: Department of Sociology

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

One (1) of the following:

SOC 103 How Society Works
SOC 104 Understanding Society
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 111 The Social World I

Plus the equivalent of five (5) single-term courses from the following:

SOC 25A/B* Media and Society
SOC 31A/B* Sociology of Health
SOC 107 Sociology of the Everyday
SOC 112 The Social World II
SOC 300 Sociology of Equity and Diversity
SOC 302 The City and Society
SOC 319 Sociological Perspectives on Crime
SOC 402 The City and Social Problems
SOC 420 Social Class in Changing Times
SOC 427 Indigenous Perspectives on Canada
SOC 470 Toronto: The Changing City
SOC 472 At Work in a Changing World
SOC 474 Immigration, Borders and Belonging
SOC 479 Social Networks and the World Wide Web
SOC 500 Youth and Society
SOC 501 Making a Living: Sociology of Work
SOC 502 Violence and the Family
SOC 503 Sociology of Education
SOC 504 Children and Society
SOC 505 Sociology of Sport
SOC 507 Race and Ethnicity in Canadian Society
SOC 525 Media and Images of Inequality
SOC 600 Globalization and Health
SOC 603 Sociology of Gender
SOC 605 Families: Difference and Diversity
SOC 606 Work and Families in the 21st Century
SOC 608 Women, Power and Change
SOC 609 Women and Human Rights
SOC 611 Future Worlds: Technology and Social Change
SOC 633 Sex, Gender Identities and Sexualities
SOC 700 Men and Masculinities in the 21st Century
SOC 703 Women, Power and the Global South
SOC 705 Law and Justice
SOC 706 Globalized Labour and Consumption
SOC 707 Religion, Meaning and Power
SOC 708 Environmental Sociology
SOC 800 Theories of Society
SOC 802 Issues in War and Peace
SOC 808 Sociology of Food and Eating
SOC 880 Information Technology and Society
SOC 885 Women and Islam
SOC 902 Hollywood and Society
SOC 903 Action Cinema and Modernity

* SOC 25A/B and SOC 31A/B are two-term courses, with a GPA weight and Course Count of 2.00.


Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.