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Why Study Sociology?


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. Our courses help students explore many aspects of society, such as:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Race relations
  • Class inequality
  • Population dynamics
  • Gender relations
  • Social movements
The Family Studies minor is available through this
department.  For more information, please contact the Family Studies Coordinator Kathleen Nybroten.





   Lauren and Ji 7 Rivers 2015

  Professor Jianjun Ji recently 
  accompanied Sociology major
  Lauren Bollaert to the 
  Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research
  Symposium at Viterbo University,
  La Crosse, WI.  Lauren's presentation
  was entitled 'An Analysis on the Health
  Status of the Chinese Elderly."

   Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) membership
   invitations have been sent out to 
   eligible students. 
   New members will be inducted 
   at the Sociology Awards Ceremony
   on December 9th, 2015.
   Also recognized at the ceremony
   will be the 2015 winners of the  
   Rowan and Blumenthal scholarships.