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People are drawn to sociology because it is relevant to every aspect of our lives: family, gender, race, work, education, media, sexuality, politics, religion, and law. Sociology is not only fascinating, it has the potential to be life-altering. You will not only see the relevance of sociology in your own life, but in just about every major news story.

Sociologists study all the different social problems facing us today, from homelessness to terrorism, gangs to corporate greed, hate crimes to rapid climate change. Some instructors may ask you to design and implement community-based service or research projects. Even our theory courses emphasize real-world applications.

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Sociology Department

Location & Contact Info
Liahna Gordon
Butte Hall, Room 613B

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