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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sociology

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 Sociology (SO)

  Shirley A. Scritchfield, Ph.D.


The discipline of Sociology focuses on understanding how society and culture act as social contexts shaping human identity, understanding, and relationships. Studying sociology develops one’s capacity to think critically about the social embeddedness of one’s own and other’s behavior. Additionally, as a social science, sociology explicitly attends to the scientific analysis of the social causes and consequences of social inequality and other major social justice issues. Sociological course work provides students with the opportunity to examine closely the meaning and implications of economic, gender, racial/ethnic, and/or age inequalities – and the mechanisms for social change.





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