Conference to examine health of American democracyIn the face of rising economic inequality, political polarization, the expansion of presidential powers over those of Congress, and the resurgence of white supremacy and white nationalism, many commentators have claimed that American democracy is under
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Recent Department Highlights
- Filiz Garip's book On the Move recently won "best book" awards from the ESS and sections of the APSA and the ASA.
- Ben Cornwell won the ASA Methodology section's Leo Goodman award, which honors the best mid-career scholar, for his work on social networks and social sequence analysis.
- Sharon Sassler (PAM, Sociology by Courtesy) elected to chair the Family section of the American Sociological Association
- Sociology wins $600K grant from the College's Active Learning Initiative to implement active learning in our introductory courses.
Interested in a summer Intro to Sociology course?
How are our behaviors, choices, and outcomes influenced by the institutions, cultures, and networks that surround us – and how do our individual actions create and re-create the social world? In this intensive 3-week introductory seminar we will discuss how sociologists have approached these questions, the research methods that are used to answer questions about the social world, the relationship between sociology and other social sciences (such as psychology and economics), and how sociology can inform our understanding of current events. (Enrollment limited to 20 students.)