The department’s mission is to help students acquire the necessary competencies for a critical analysis of human society and social life. Consistent with the University’s liberal educational philosophy, students will also develop valuable conceptual and analytic skills that they can use in many different settings upon graduation.
The goal of the program is to provide a solid foundation in the substantive scope, key concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods used in Sociology. The core training is complemented by elective courses that take advantage of specific areas of faculty expertise, including globalization, population dynamics, the political economy of media and communication, educational sociology, cultural sociology, race/ethnicity, urban poverty and social exclusion, disabilities studies, the sociology of development, social movements and the sociology of migration and refugees.
The aim of the department is to help students gain the necessary skills to critically examine topics on society and social life. In accordance with the university’s philosophy of liberal education, students will also develop useful conceptual and analytical skills that they can use in different settings after graduation.
This program provides a solid foundation for students on the main concepts, theoretical approaches and research methods used in sociology. The basic education given in the department is supported by elective courses. These courses focus on a wide range of topics that reflect the expertise of faculty members such as: media and communication, family sociology, child development, educational sociology, cultural research, race / ethnicity, urban sociology, developmental sociology and political sociology.
On graduation, students will be equipped for work life. Some of our associates continue to pursue post-graduate programs at world-leading universities to pursue academic careers.