Sociology, Minor (0030)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0030

Previous Code: SM1094.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

The minor in Sociology provides students with a thorough training in the methods, theories and select leading areas of contemporary sociology. As well as subjects in which methods and theories are taught, through the social science core, students enrolled in the Sociology minor will have opportunities to study a number of particular themes from a sociological perspective, including inequalities, deviance, identities, gender, religion, medicine and health care, ethnicity and migration, and the family, among other possibilities. A Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) with a minor in Sociology will prepare students for both employment and a research higher degree.


Campus Mode Advice
Liverpool Campus Internal Professor Mary Hawkins
Penrith Campus Internal Professor Mary Hawkins

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows. 

Subject Title Credit Points
Select 40 credit points of the following:40
Autumn Session
Doing Sociology
Health, Illness and Biomedicine: A Sociological Perspective
Identity and Belonging
Home and Away: Ethnicity and Migration in Australia
Sociology of Religion
Spring Session
Brave New World: Negotiating Social Change in the 21st Century
Families and Intimate Life
Genders and sexualities: beyond the binary
Self and Society
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Subject

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this major for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.

CULT 1005 - Crime, Deviance and Society, replaced by HUMN 1057 Doing Sociology