The Sociology Track is an ideal course of study for students interested in:
- How society shapes our daily lives, sometimes in invisible and coercive ways. • How differences of abilities, culture, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation contribute significantly to the shaping of societies.
- How to develop the skills and tools to discover, analyze, and change those obscure social processes that shape our lives.
The Sociology Track includes both the academic study of society and promoting social justice and cultural respect.
What will I do in the Major?
Sociology is a track within the Social Science Major. Courses in the Sociology Track fall into four areas of study:
- Sociology is the study of what people do, think, and feel within formal and informal groups, organizations, institutions, and communities.
- Sociological topics like social movements, the body, deviance, power, food, and homelessness.
- Social institutions like the family, religion, education, government, and business.
- Social dimensions of the inequalities of gender, race, class, religion, culture, and sexual orientation.
Students in the Sociology Track learn fundamental skills in sociological analysis and research, including hands-on experience in an internship, and conducting their own research projects in a senior capstone.
What can I do with the degree?
The Sociology Track offers graduates valuable training for professional or graduate work in several fields:
- Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
- Local, State and Federal Governments
- Private Sector
- Graduate School in sociology and related fields More information on careers in sociology is on the American Sociological Association website.
The learning outcomes for this major provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the 21st-century workplace to:
- know and understand the essential concepts of social science;
- comprehend the historical foundations, theoretical paradigms, and research methods of social science;
- develop higher order thinking skills by analyzing and interpreting social science literature;
- write analytically in a style that is informed, well-reasoned, and literate;
- recognize and understand differences of gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, religion, and social class;
- understand and utilize a global perspective
- develop civic skills by participating in community-based learning and internships
- become advocates and leaders in their communities, our nation, and the globe.