Department of Sociology

This major places emphasis on the analysis of the key characteristics of modern society and their interrelationships in the formation and development of communities and societies. A clear understanding of the subject matter requires knowledge of various branches of the social sciences. The courses in the program focus particularly on political sociology, urban sociology, criminology, the sociology of mass communication, social thought, the sociology of knowledge, social psychology, and social statistics. The fundamentals of sociological covering theory and methodology are also reviewed.