Sociology Minor

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UC Merced Sociology Minor

A minor in Sociology gives students the ability to understand the complexities of today’s society by examining human behavior and social actions. In examining how social structures (such as work, the family, religion, etc.) help shape social rules, processes and agency, students gain a better understanding of the entirety of today's world — from poverty, gender, race and organizational behavior to politics. In studying these issues, students learn to use analytical reasoning and apply sociological theories to explain a wide range of social phenomena.