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Welcome to Sociology!

 

Sociology is the study of society. More specifically, sociologists study the ways in which people organize themselves into groups, categorize one another, interact with one another, and behave.

Sociology is an exciting field of study with many different specializations within the discipline including (but not limited to):

  • The Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations 
  • Political Sociology
  • The Sociology of Gender
  • The Sociology of Women
  • The Sociology of Food
  • The Sociology of Medicine
  • The Sociology of Sport
  • The Sociology of Collective Action and Social Movements
  • The Sociology of the Environment
  • The Sociology of Education
  • Social Psychology
  • and many more...
 

Sociologists seek to measure the impact of society on the individual, and the individual on society. The following questions give a good example of some of the issues sociologists tackle:

  • Is race real?
  • What is culture?
  • Why do we socialize boys and girls so differently?
  • Can crime ever really be eliminated?
  • What does religion do for us?

It is the goal of sociologists to answer questions about societies, and to also motivate people to think in new ways about their social worlds.

Sociological courses available at SCC:

  • SOC 100- Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 100H- Honors Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 112- Relationships, Marriages, and Families
  • SOC 140- Analysis of Social Trends and Problems
  • SOC 240- Social Psychology

Continue to check here for more updates and for new sociological developments at SCC, including new and exciting courses. The sociology department at SCC will soon charter a Sociology Club, as well as a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.  For more information, contact Professor Tiffany Gause.  

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