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Sociology

Sociology

Sociology is the systematic study of human societies. The focus of sociology is the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists not only study patterns of social interaction in groups, organizations, and societies, they also investigate the underlying social structures that shape our everyday lives. The perspective developed in sociology encourages a critical examination of a world we often take for granted.

The subject matter of sociology is broad, including analyses of culture, deviance, social class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender, among others. Through these topics, sociologists seek to understand how social patterns can unite us into one society, and/or divide us, privileging some people over others.

A degree in sociology provides the student with many different career choices. Depending on their educational achievements, sociologists may work as teachers in high schools or faculty in colleges and universities. They may also work in the corporate, non-profit, and government worlds as researchers, policy analysts, consultants, and managers.

For more information contact Greg Hamill at 847.376.7041 or ghamill@oakton.edu

 

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Paul Johnson developed a passion for psychology at Oakton. Now he wears two hats - Professor of student development and Professor of psychology.

 

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