Undergraduate Study

Social Thought Minor

The Social Thought minor is limited to students who formally apply and are admitted. To apply, students must submit an application, a personal statement supporting their interest in pursuing the minor, a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor, and a transcript to the College Academic Counseling Office, A316 Murphy Hall.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better and apply for admission only after successfully completing the following lower-division requirements: Clusters 21A and 21B, OR two courses from German 56, Honors Collegium 20, 21W, 55, 57, 83W, Philosophy 6, Political Science 10, Sociology 10.

Required Upper-Division Courses (16 to 20 units): Four courses spanning at least two different departments selected from African American Studies M114C, Anthropology 100, 131, Civic Engagement M115, Classics M124, Economics 107, Education 138, History 122A, 122C through 122F, 131A, 142A, 142B, Honors Collegium 110, Philosophy 151A, C151B, 153A, C153B, 154, C156, Political Science M111A through 114A, M115C, 116A, 116B, 119, M119A, M180A, Sociology 101, 102.

Required Research Colloquia and Senior Thesis (12 units): Students must also complete Social Thought 190A and 199A in one term and courses 190B and 199B in the following term.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.