Department of Sociology


about department

Sociology is a field of study which prepares one to inquire into the nature of the social environment and to make connections between society at large and personal experience. Sociology questions the inevitability of social rules, cultural norms, poverty, discrimination, and the like, demonstrating that these and other social phenomena are molded by particular historical processes in various and differing ways. It is this important feature of the discipline that reveals the possibilities of other ways of life, of other social worlds, setting a foundation for questioning the taken-for-granted worlds we live in, and hence positioning us as potential actors to construct a more open and democratic existence.