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Schneider Social Science Hall

Department of 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.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)

Interpersonal communication

Race relations

Class  inequality

Population dynamics

Gender relations

Social movements