Academic Department:
Contact: Professor Edward Mosley, Chair  

Sociology is the study of the social world around us, the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. This helps us to better understand social life and the forces shaping the particulars of our own lives.

The subject matter of sociology ranges widely, and includes studies of religion, racial inequality, subcultures, technology, social control, deviance, popular culture, gender, social institutions, and social theory.

The study of sociology can teach students how to engage in critical analysis and also help them to understand how social forces affect their personal and professional lives. These are valuable skills for any career and for life in an ever-changing society.

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