Sociology is the social scientific study of society and of social interaction in groups. Our examination of human social organization provides the opportunity to improve the world we have created and in which we live. The sociological perspective provides an important way to critically understand how human beings come to think and act as they do in a variety of social contexts. MORE >>
Pa Dao Yang, Class of 2011
Q: What is your favorite quotation from a sociologist?
A: “Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.” – C. Wright Mills
Garry Hesser, Professor
Q: What is the biggest challenge to becoming an effective sociologist?
A: Asking the right questions and questions worthy of asking.