Sociology overlaps with other social sciences (like anthropology) considerably. Students who take the culture of area will be expected to understand the relationships between social and other approaches (e.g., anthropological) to understanding culture. Culture refers to a broad set of social institutions (for example, TV and other media, sports, and religion) that shape patterns of behavior in everyday life. Students who take this area must demonstrate an understanding of these areas as well as the most useful methods for examining cultural phenomenon.

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Mabel Berezin

Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences in Sociology, Director of the Institute for European Studies

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Landon Schnabel

Robert and Ann Rosenthal Assistant Professor

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Pamela Tolbert

Lois S. Gray Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Social Sciences

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Maureen Waller

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology

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Community and Urban Sociology    Computational Social Science    Culture    Economy and Society    Gender    Inequality and Social Stratification    Methodology    Organizations, Work and Occupations    Policy Analysis    Political Sociology and Social Movements    Race, Ethnicity and Immigration    Science, Technology and Medicine    Social Demography    Social Networks    Social Psychology    Sociology of Education    Sociology of Family    Sociology of Health and Illness