Minor in Sociology

If you are interested in enriching your knowledge of modern societies, with a focus on Lebanon and other Arab countries, then a Minor in Sociology will help you achieve that goal. 

This program aims at advancing a strong sociological understanding of contemporary society, addressing its complexities and the individual’s place within it.

What Will I Learn?

Upon graduation, you will be able to:

Who Can Apply?

You can benefit from this minor if you are majoring in disciplines, such as education, communication arts, social work, political science, international affairs, economics, English literature, graphic design, and architecture. The courses are designed to address some of the issues raised by these disciplines, from a sociological perspective.

The courses for the Minor in Sociology are counted as part of the Social Sciences requirements and free electives. You will graduate with a degree in your major, and a Minor in Sociology.


The program will help you acquire interdisciplinary competencies, and apply critical thinking about sociological theories and social issues. It allows you develop your professional and practical skills, and assists you in obtaining jobs in the local, regional and international markets.


A Minor in Sociology requires 18 credits. 

Core Courses (9 credits)

Number Course Cr
SOC201 Introduction to Sociology   3
SOC321 Sociology of the Arab World 3
SOC401 Sociological Theories 3

Electives (9 credits can be selected from the following courses)

Number Course Cr
SOC 203/SWO 203 Citizenship, Leadership and Civic Engagement 3
SOC204/PSY 204 Social Psychology 3
SOC210/POL210 Intro to Political Thought 3
SOC212/JSC 312 Media and Society 3
SOC215 Introduction to Gender Studies 3
SOC222/POL222 Comparative Political Systems 3
SOC303/ARC581 Urban Sociology/Urban Planning 3
SOC304 Sociology of Religion 3
SOC313/WOS313 Women in the Arab World 3
SOC335/POL335 Politics of Multiculturalism 3
SOC488 Topics in Sociology 3