Imagine trying to understand why a room, neighborhood or city full of people behave the way they do. That's the job of the sociologist, to explore human behavior, societies and social change.

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  • David Lane

    VERMILLION, S.D. – Professor David Lane is one of two recipients of the University of South Dakota Belbas Larson Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Candidates for the awards are nominated by students and colleagues and selected by a faculty committee based on a variety of metrics.

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    Our program is home to the USD Beta Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, “the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences.”

  • Archaeologist/Anthropologist wins a MacAurthur Genius Grant for his research:

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