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Our department is a vibrant community featuring leading scholars within sociology and related interdisciplinary fields. Faculty have expertise in a range of theories and methods, from ethnography to social network analysis, underscoring our commitment to training our students in the many tools within the sociological toolkit. Program strengths include the sociology of environment, gender, political & economic sociology, and race with increased focus on sociology of health and cultural sociology.

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Professor Michael Dreiling delivers peace lecture in Tokyo

While in Tokyo, Japan working on his next documentary project on peace movements and the contested Article 9 of the Japanese constitution, Dr. Michael Dreiling was invited to Senshu University to give a lecture and screen his first feature-length documentary, A Bold Peace. This event was the first presentation at Senshu’s new Institute of Humanities and drew an eager crowd of 70 university patrons including faculty, students, and other interested Tokyo-ites.

Read more at: (Japanese only)

Tykeson Hall advising updates

TheĀ Tykeson Advising website is live, and the team is looking forward to welcoming students. Majors are organized into Flight Paths for advising. Each Flight Path represents an academic and career theme, and includes majors and minors from across the University that fit in the theme. Sociology is a part of the Public Policy, Society, and Identity Flight Path.

Tutoring for students in WR 121, WR 122, and WR 123 is available. To schedule appointments, first create an account at

Peer writing tutoring for students in 100- or 200-level English literature,