Exploring Human Interaction
No one can live in contemporary society in anything that even approaches isolation - we are all more intricately interconnected with each other than at any time in history, and Sociology focuses on that interaction.
Whether at the level of interpersonal relations or at the level of social organizations, all the things that daily impact upon us are the subject matter and questions Sociology seeks to answer:
- How we make decisions and why.
- What public policies should be followed.
- How all the relationships between the various groups in society are mediated.
- The impact of the media on contemporary society.
- Our continuous search for justice.
To provide those answers, the Department of Sociology involves students in the theoretical and methodological tools that guide the exploration, while providing a wide range of viewpoints and orientations. We seek to provide students with the information and ideas that will make them thoughtful and informed citizens of the world.
Faculty are dedicated to scholarships and teaching excellence and share their expertise in a wide range of social science areas, such as:
Sociology graduates can be found working in a wide range of organizations and industries including state planning agencies, federal intelligence agencies, education, military services, social service agencies, recreation, real estate, management, human resources and public relations.
Outside the Classroom
Outside the classroom, the Sociology program is home to the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the honorary sociology society. The organization sponsors social activities, guest speakers and other events throughout the school year.
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