May 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Sociology Department

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Professors: S. Light
Associate Professors: L. Eastwood, C. McCoy, S. Rezac (chairperson)
Assistant Professors: E. Onasch
Lecturer: S. Sabin
Adjunct Faculty: Four positions

Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Its subject matter ranges from the intimate family to the multi-national corporation, from crime to medicine, from the sociology of work to the sociology of globalization.

The sociology curriculum leads to the B.A. in sociology. All students complete the core curriculum, which includes courses in research methods and theory, and three areas of sociological focus: global dynamics; social inequality; and social institutions. The program provides a sociological interpretation of American and world societies in a historical and comparative context.

The sociology major offers valuable preparation for many different careers. Some students pursue graduate study and eventually enter careers in teaching and in research. Sociology is also a major for students interested in social services, public administration, business, law, public health, or urban and regional planning.


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