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Sociology

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Understand and address social problems and inequalities in global, institutional, and interpersonal social relations.

What You'll Study

The mission of the undergraduate program in Sociology is to provide students with the skills necessary to understand and address social problems and inequalities in global, institutional, and interpersonal social relations. At its core, the curriculum in the major is rooted in social theory and the scientific method. Sociology majors are given opportunities to develop a broad understanding of core sociological theories and the methodological skills used to evaluate human behavior and social organizations. Sociology provides an intellectual background for students considering careers in business, social services, public policy, government service, international nongovernmental organizations, foundations, or academia.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Minor
  • Honors
  • Coterm

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Exploratory Courses

SOC 1

Introduction to Sociology

SOC 10

Introduction to Computational Social Science

SOC 115

Global Human Rights and Local Practices (HUMRTS 122, INTLPOL 282, SOC 215)

SOC 122

Race, Family, and the State

SOC 146

Introduction to Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE 196C, ENGLISH 172D, PSYCH 155, TAPS 165)

SOC 149

The Urban Underclass (CSRE 149A, SOC 249, URBANST 112)

SOC 19N

The Immigrant Experience in Everyday Life

SOC 3

America: Unequal (CSRE 3P, PUBLPOL 113)

SOC 31N

Social Networks