American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements


The Sociology Minor program allows students to get an introduction to sociology as a discipline, along with major sociological theories and methods for social research, and a broad foundation of empirical, and theoretical knowledge rooted in the discipline.


Only students with GPAs of at least 2.5 in their majors may apply for a minor in Sociology. The student should obtain permission from the Coordinator of the major program and the Coordinator of the program that administers the relevant minor program before declaring a minor.


A student may apply for a minor only after the first year of study is completed. Students should complete the Declaration of a Minor form, obtain the appropriate signatures and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.


A minimum of 42 credits are required to complete the minor. All courses should have passing grades to be accepted. No written and oral exams as well as writing senior theses are required to receive the minor.


Required courses for the minor in Sociology:

  1. General Sociology (for non-sociologists) or Introduction in Sociology (6)
  2. Classical Social Theory (6)
  3. Contemporary Social Theory (6)
  4. Qualitative Research Methods (6)
  5. Quantitative Research Methods (6)
  6. Two additional 300-400 level Sociology courses (12)


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