The Bachelor of Arts Minor in Sociology program is a highly suitable accompaniment to a major or minor degree in the arts, sciences, business, technology and health-related fields. Because sociology covers a wide range of subject areas, it complements and broadens students’ perspectives and understandings of subjects covered in many other disciplines. The BA Minor in Sociology program aims to familiarize students with sociological theories and research methods, expose them to some of the main sub-fields in sociology, and enable them to explore a variety of social issues, problems and strategies for social change in the local and global contexts. Students are offered ample opportunities for engaging in hands-on learning activities, primary research projects and presentations, experiential and community-based learning, and community service work, as well the option of participating in a field school overseas in a developing nation.
Students pursuing a Minor in Sociology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.
|SOCI 1125||Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures||3 credits|
Note: completion of SOCI 1125 with a minimum grade of 'C' is a pre-requisite for all sociology courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels.
|SOCI 2225||Canadian Society: Conflict and Consensus||3 credits|
|SOCI 2235||The Development of Sociological Thought||3 credits|
|SOCI 2260||Research Methods in Sociology||3 credits|
|6 credits from additional courses in SOCI at the 2000 level||6 credits|
|12 credits from courses in SOCI at the 3000 level||12 credits|
Note that some courses at the 3000 level require specific course prerequisites in addition to SOCI 1125.
Either both of:
|SOCI 4225||Advanced Topics in Canadian Issues||3 credits|
|SOCI 4320||Advanced Topics in Global Studies||3 credits|
Or one of:
|SOCI 4325||Sociological Aspects of Community Service||6 credits|
|SOCI 4330||Global Community Service||6 credits|
It is recommended that students complete 60 course credits in total before taking courses at the 4000-level.
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Sociology.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Baccalaureate Degree
- Open intake
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