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Development Sociology Minor

The Development Sociology Minor is designed to provide students an understanding of basic sociological concepts as well as to supplement the curriculum of their major subject.

Globalization, Ethnicity and Development Minor

The Globalization, Ethnicity and Development Minor consists of a core of required DSOC courses complemented and supplemented by elective courses from various ethnic and area studies programs at Cornell.

The objectives of the minor are:

  • To expose students to key content, methodologies, and theories in the study of globalization, ethnicity and development.
  • To expose students to a variety of scholarly approaches and traditions within the social sciences.
  • To provide students with the necessary background to address ethnic group relations in their personal and professional lives, and prepare them for continued training in graduate and professional school.
  • To provide students with the sociological tools necessary to research processes of cultural and social change.

View the Globalization, Ethnicity and Development Minor requirements

Please note that Development Sociology majors are not eligible for the Development Sociology or Globalization, Ethnicity and Development minors.

Minor in Community Food Systems

The Minor in Community Food Systems (CFS) is a university-wide program enabling undergraduate students to engage with critical contemporary issues relating to food security, food sovereignty, and food justice. In a context of diverse goals and approaches, the CFS Minor focuses on working with community partners to collaboratively understand and develop sustainable community food systems.  Students are provided with opportunities to integrate learning across courses with social, ethical,ecological, and agricultural perspectives on local food systems and participate in an experiential practicum embedded in a real-world context.

As a first step to completing the CFS Minor, declare your intent to complete the minor here.

As a final step to completing the CFS Minor, download and complete the "CFS Minor Requirements Completion Verification Form" here.

Minor Requirements

The Practicum

  • Check out the start to our 2018 practicum opportunities!  We will be adding more in the next couple of weeks.
  • Do you have an idea for a Summer 2018 independent practicum? COMPLETE the Independent Practicum Proposal Form. We will review your request and let you know whether or not your proposal meets our requirements for a practicum experience.

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