Sociology Department

The Study of Group Life.

As a social science, sociology combines scientific and humanistic perspectives to identify, describe, explain and understand the connections between the social forces that help shape:

  • who we are,
  • what we believe,
  • how we behave,
  • and how we choose to live our lives.

It examines how we shape our world through our interactions with others and by the choices we make, and how and why groups form, organize, achieve goals and evolve. Key areas of inquiry include culture, identity, urban and rural life, family patterns and relationships, social change, racism, sexism, social class, economic systems, political power, conflict, education, population, environment, technology and communications, health care and illness, social movements, sociology of the law, community responses to disasters, life in organizations, deviance and social control, religion, and contemporary social theories and issues.



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