What are the constraints of your culture? Wouldn’t you like to know? Wouldn’t you like to break them?
Sociology equips students with the tools to critically examine the social world around them. Through our courses, students will examine institutions and policies that shape opportunities as well as cultures, social norms, and social contexts that influence identity and behavior. Focusing on issues ranging from race, gender, immigration, culture, and religion, students are encouraged to critically engage with contemporary social challenges at both local and global scales.
Explore Wide, Then Focus
The program provides students with maximum exposure to the breadth of the field before offering four concentrations in a chosen area of interest.All areas emphasize social action. Students may choose from:
- Sociology (self-design)
- Local and Global Communities and Social Change
- Social or Health Advocacy
- Education and Society
A sampling of the coursework offered includes:
- Self and Society
- Feminism, Art, and Performance
- Culture, Consumption, and the City
- Introduction to Social Work
- Politics, Policy, and Society
See the Courses page for more.
Three alumni were among the group observing the crabs and their changing habitat.
The SUNY Chancellor has awarded Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies Ragnhild Utheim and Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies Lisa Jean Moore a grant for creating a study abroad opportunity that addresses climate change.
Founder and Artistic/Executive Director of Circus Harmony is offering “quarantraining classes” for free and has a message for creatives.
Professor and Chair of Sociology quoted in The New York Times.