S. Adair, Chair; B. Day, M. Erdmans, J. Greenebaum, E. Kaminski, B. Merenstein, J. R. Mitrano, J. O'Connor, A.F. Pearson, (Dept. Phone: 860-832-3135)
The Department of Sociology prepares students to become thoughtful, engaged, and responsible citizens in an interdependent world. Students are provided with a firm understanding of the complex social structures and processes that connect their private lives and experiences to their present society, as well as to the multi-varied characteristics of a global society. More specifically, the mission of the department is to foster logical and analytical reasoning, social scientific inquiry, a socio/historical consciousness, and an understanding of the relationship between social inequality and matters of social justice.
The integrating principle underlying the curriculum is the linkage between theory, methods, and specific areas of sociological inquiry. The process involves developing the capacities for conceptualizing problems, locating them within general sociological paradigms, and evaluating solutions based on empirical analysis, established research, and the diverse needs, interests, and identities of affected communities.
Major in Sociology, BA (40 credits)
Minor in Sociology (18 credits)
Minor in Gerontology
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