Sociology

Sociology is the systematic study of social life and social transformation.

Sociology asks fundamental questions about individuals, institutions, and global processes.  It connects "biography with history" in the sociological imagination, enabling us to analyze complex social relationships in a new way.

A fundamentally interdisciplinary perspective, sociology asks questions that intersect with those in anthropology, art, economics, gender studies, history, literature, media studies, politics, studies of postcoloniality and racial and ethnic studies.  The field employs a wide range of systematic research methods including archival research, comparative-historical research, ethnography, interviewing and survey research, statistical analysis and data visualization.

Sociology majors are critical thinkers who are equipped to create social innovation and meaningful social change.