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2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Sociology

Sociologists study the ways in which persons, through their individual and collective actions, create and change patterns of social relations. Sociology provides a critical and comparative perspective of our own and other societies, both past and present. The focus of study ranges from everyday family life to the relations of corporations and the global economy. Sociology stresses interaction between individuals and groups. It focuses on the diversity of our culture and on patterns that affect social issues and social problems.

The Sociology Department at Rivier University offers students the possibilities to engage in original research, to present at conferences and to participate in social activism. Personal attention from faculty and individual mentorship are integral to the Sociology Department.

A minimum of five courses including:

  • SOC - Two electives
  • SOC 300 - One elective
  • SOC 400 - One elective