The systematic study of society and
Critical tools to understand social trends and problems
Sociology majors develop the critical tools to theoretically and comparatively understand social trends and problems, grasp the intersection of self and society, and analyze empirical data. They consider the works of major sociological thinkers, from the classical figures who founded the discipline to contemporary theorists of society. The faculty offers classes in social stratification, marriage and family, sociology of gender, political sociology, social movements, religion, migration and ethnicity, agriculture and food, sociological theory, global sociology, Japanese society, and several other courses.