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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



  Dr. Pamela J. Forman
  Department Chair

  Fall Classes Begin
  September 2, 2015

  September 7, 2015

   Eau Queer Film Festival
   "Beyond Binaries"
   September 30-October 4, 2015 
   Davies Center's Woodland Theater