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Sociology Courses

Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges widely, from the intimate family to international markets; from organized crime to religious traditions; from the divisions of race, gender, immigration and social class to the shared beliefs within societal cultures.

Our courses reflect this breadth and diversity. If you want to get a broad overview of the field, try one of our 100- or 200-level courses.

First Semester Course Guide by Major

Or, if you are more interested to learn how sociologists approach a particular topic try one our our more specialized 300-level courses (many of which have no prerequisites).

  • Criminology (SOCL 302)
  • Gender in Society (SOCL 304)
  • Urban Sociology (SOCL 306)
  • Sociology of Education (SOCL 307)
  • Environmental Sociology (SOCL 308)
  • Media & Society (SOCL 309)
  • Wealth, Power, and Inequality (SOCL 310)
  • Birth, Sex, Death: Population & Society (SOCL 311)
  • Globalization & International Development (SOCL 313)
  • The Politics of Global Health (SOCL 314)
  • Gender, Sexuality and the Law (SOCL 315)
  • Gender and Global Human Rights (SOCL 318)
  • Families & Health (SOCL 332)
  • Immigration, Assimilation & Ethnicity (SOCL 337)
  • Social Movements & Social Change (SOCL 361)
  • Medical Sociology (SOCL 362)
  • Sociology of Religion (SOCL 363)
  • Sociology of Work (SOCL 364)
  • Economy & Society (SOCL 365)
  • Asian American Demography and Law (SOCL 366)
  • Environmental Justice (SOCL 370)

Check the Dynamic Schedule to see which courses will be taught next semester, and the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of courses.