Sociology

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The sociology department's program contributes to a general education in the arts and sciences by surveying sociology's basic modes of thought and strategies of inquiry. A vast amount of public and private decision-making in contemporary society is based on social research such as public policy evaluation; media, opinion, and marketing surveys; census studies; and population analyses. To cope with life in a modern society and to make independent judgments, an educated citizen should have a critical understanding of what social science research does to, for, and about him or her. Toward that end, many of the department's courses provide hands-on experience with modern social research procedures.

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2020 Sociology Student/Parent Reception

Sociology graduates and their families are invited to this departmental reception. Contact the sociology department for more information.

5/18 1:00pm

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