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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.





  The 2016 Eau Queer Film Festival will take 
  place October 11–15 in the Davies 
  Student  Center's Woodland Theater at the 
  University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

  All films and discussions are free for  
  students, staff, faculty and community 

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 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 14th, 2016.
 Also recognized at the ceremony
 will be the 2016 winners of the  
 Rowan and Blumenthal scholarships.

 Dr. Jeremy Hein and Dr. Tarique Niazi
 have co-authored a paper titled "The 
 Primordial Refugees: Religious Traditions, 
 Global Forced Migration, and State-Society
 Relations".  A digital version can be 
 accessed online.