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  Sociology : University of Vermont
Samuel Franklin Emerson, appointed Professor of History and Sociology at UVM in 1889, was arguably the first person in the U.S. to hold a formal position as a sociologist.
UVM's sociology program is designed to equip students with the tools to understand the world in a way that goes well beyond common sense notions of everyday life.
Sociology majors are trained in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
www.uvm.edu /~soceval   (524 words)

  
  Sociology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sociology emerged as a scientific discipline in the early 19th century as an academic response to the challenge of modernity: as the world was becoming smaller and more integrated, people's experience of the world was increasingly atomized and dispersed.
In 1919 a sociology department was established in Germany at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich by Max Weber and in 1920 in Poland by Florian Znaniecki.
Early theorists' approach to sociology, led by Comte, was to treat it in the same manner as natural science, applying the same methods and methodology used in the natural sciences to study social phenomena.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sociology   (2778 words)

  
 Category:Sociology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sociology is the study of social rules and processes that bind and separate people not only as individuals, but as members of associations, groups, and institutions.
A typical textbook definition of sociology calls it the study of the social lives of humans, groups and societies.
Sociology is interested in our behavior as social beings; thus the sociological field of interest ranges from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Sociology   (180 words)

  
 Sociology Program - Murray State University
The sociology program is a liberal arts program oriented toward increasing the student's understanding of human society, the groups and institutions of which it is composed, and its impact on human beings.
Sociology is a potential major for students planning futures in such professions as law, business, education, and politics.
Sociology prepares the individual for a lifetime of learning and change to meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex society.
www.murraystate.edu /chfa/sociology   (204 words)

  
 Yale Sociology Department
The Department of Sociology at Yale University provides concentrations in the fields of Comparative and Historical Sociology (CCR), Cultural Sociology and Social Theory (CCS), and Social Stratification and Life Course Research (CIQLE).
You are cordially invited to the Department of Sociology Holiday Party on Thursday, December 13th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, SOM Dining Hall (opposite Williams Hall).
Professor Joas is Professor of Sociology and Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and Director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany.
www.yale.edu /socdept   (855 words)

  
 Brown University Sociology
Sociology as a discipline provides students with the conceptual and analytic tools to make sense of complex social structures in a rapidly changing global environment.
Brown’s Sociology department brings together a dynamic group of scholars with international reputations for outstanding achievement in our core research areas—social demography, the sociology of health, and macrosociology.
Sociology Colloquia and social events for the month of September are now posted.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Sociology   (127 words)

  
 Connecticut College - Sociology
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the family to social movements and revolutions; from the divisions based on race, gender and social class to the underlying and shared beliefs of a common culture.
The program in sociology provides students with the theoretical and methodological tools that can be applied to virtually any aspect of social life and prepare them for a wide variety of careers.
camel.conncoll.edu /ccacad/sociology   (184 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sociology
Sociology suffers greatly from its failure to establish as yet a satisfactory basis of classification for social phenomena.
Thus it is that sociology, not only on its philosophical side but also on the side of observation, interpretations, and social direction, tends to take on a tone that is often foreign to and as often antagonistic to Catholic philosophy.
While modern sociology is seeking descriptive laws of human desires and is endeavouring to classify human interests and to account for social functions, it is seeking merely for changes, uniformities, and interpretations unconcerned with any relation of these to the Divine law.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14115a.htm   (4089 words)

  
 Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology provides a variety of courses to meet the needs of students majoring in sociology as well as students seeking to satisfy their general education requirements.
Sociology is an important part of a liberal arts education, and students interested in elective courses to complete their degree requirements will find many upper-division sociology courses that complement courses offered in other departments.
Sociology is a social science that is concerned primarily with studying social behavior and human groups.
depts.gallaudet.edu /sociology   (206 words)

  
 Department of Sociology
Sociology, the scientific study of human behavior in social groups, seeks to understand how people interact, how they organize themselves in social groups, and how this organization changes.
Courses in sociology focus on the basic forms of social organization and social processes, in our own and other cultures, and on the theoretical approaches sociologists use to understand those basic forms.
The Sociology Department at Grinnell College seeks to develop in students the sociological knowledge and skills that will enable them to think critically and imaginatively about society and social issues.
www.grinnell.edu /academic/sociology   (357 words)

  
 Bates College | Sociology
The curriculum in sociology is designed to introduce students to a sociological perspective, which explores social structures and their intersections with individual lives.
Sociology as a discipline focuses on recognizing and analyzing social determinants that shape our lives.
The courses offered in sociology include a variety of 100- and 200-level courses introducing sociology and many of the specific topics and issues addressed by sociologists.
www.bates.edu /SOC.xml?dept=SOC   (178 words)

  
 Sociology - CSU, Chico
The Sociology faculty is committed to providing an engaging and rigorous curriculum that interests our majors, as well as students from across the University.
As a social science, it combines scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of topics such as gender, crime, family patterns, race and ethnicity, wealth and inequality, and the environment.
Sociology is a liberal arts major for students planning careers in areas such as social research, social welfare, business, public administration, and education.
www.csuchico.edu /soci   (164 words)

  
 School of Applied Social Sciences : Sociology - Durham University
Sociology began to be taught at Durham in 1964 and soon established an international reputation under the leadership of its first full professors, John Rex and Phillip Abrams.
Studying sociology or criminology at Durham is about sharing a common enthusiasm for exploring how human beings behave, think and feel in the social world.
Sociology has a vibrant research student community, and the School of Applied Social Sciences is recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council as a centre for the receipt of studentships in Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work.
www.dur.ac.uk /Sociology   (556 words)

  
 Welcome to the Department of Sociology @ American University
The Department of Sociology of the College of Arts and Sciences serves the university and students from throughout the world as a center for the advanced study of societal change, social institutions, and social processes.
The Department's focus on international and comparative sociology, its courses in Social Policy Analysis, and its MA concentration in Professional Sociology are especially well-suited to Washington DC--an international capital and center for policy-making.
Sociology Day 2007 featured student research panels, honor society inductions and more — see the Photo Gallery.
www.american.edu /cas/sociology/index.html   (298 words)

  
 Department of Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports.
Because sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time, it is a rapidly expanding field whose potential is increasingly tapped by those who craft policies and create programs.
Sociology is perhaps the broadest discipline of the social sciences and therefore provides opportunities for students to pursue diverse interests.
www.dickinson.edu /departments/socio/index.html   (363 words)

  
 McDaniel College Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Graduates of McDaniel’s sociology program have gone on to careers in counseling, social work, law, teaching, the ministry, juvenile justice and law enforcement.
Each of the concentrations provides a solid foundation in sociology theory and research methods, complemented by interdisciplinary study in such fields as business, economics, communication, and biology.
Sociology students have served internships in the state’s attorney’s office, local and state police departments, the courts, the U.S. Marshall’s office, and the Department of Juvenile Services.
www.mcdaniel.edu /academics/sociology/sociolog.shtml   (143 words)

  
 USC College Department of Sociology
Our longstanding depth in the field of sociology of families is strengthened through our continued relationship with the Andrus Gerontology Center.
Our emergence as a national leader in the sociology of sex and gender is due in part to our productive relationship with Gender Studies Program and the Center for Feminist Research.
And most recently, the sociology department has been in the forefront of efforts to build the new Southern California Population Research Center (SCPRC), an interdisciplinary center for demographic research on families, race and immigration.
www.usc.edu /dept/sociology   (242 words)

  
 Berea College - Sociology - Home Page
Sociology courses contribute to the liberal education of students regardless of major.
The major in sociology will prepare students for graduate work in sociology, social work, applied sociology or any field of study related to the sociological perspective.
Graduates of the Berea College Department of Sociology are prepared for employment in a wide variety of applied sociology and social science careers.
www.berea.edu /SOC   (149 words)

  
 Sociology
Sociology Central is designed for use by a A-level Sociology teachers and their students.
Sociology Online is a website that carries essays, interactive quizzes/crosswords and slideshows on subjects within the domains of criminology, politics and sociology.
DTC Sociology Online: Sociology A1 is a self contained distance learning resource for 6th form students at Dartford Technology College and formed the bulk of a recent LSDA Action Research Project.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVsociology.htm   (2160 words)

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