Sociology is the branch of the social sciences that examines the causes and consequences of group behavior. Sociologists focus their research on social interaction and institutions to explain why people behave the way they do.In our courses, sociology students explore many different aspects of society, such as:
Family Studies (a minor in this subject is available through the Sociology department)
Congratulations are in order for....
.....UW-Eau Claire student, Amy Wells, a Sociology major was awarded a first place during the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Viterbo Univerisity, La Crosse, WI. Amy won for her oral presentation in the Social Science: "Chinese Elderly Studies: Effects of Demographic Characteristics on Social Resources". Dr. Jianjun Ji served as Amy's faculty mentor and accompanied her to the symposium.
....UW-Eau Claire's Theta Chapter of the honor society Alpha Kappa Delta will honor new members during the annual Department of Sociology awards ceremony.
Inductees this year are:
Morgan Kay Gerke
Ellyn Arwen Karaffa
Jace M. Kramer
Lisa Angela Rettig
This year's ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.