Department of Sociology

About The Department

While emphasizing topics and themes central to the discipline, the Department’s teaching and research activities have been oriented towards contemporary questions that have both basic and applied dimensions. The academic activities of the Department have a unique disciplinary and interdisciplinary orientation designed to guide and support student development as independent learners as well as to inspire them to critically engage with policies, issues, and social action.

The learning ambience of the department is both informal and rigorous, being geared towards promoting a spirit of critical inquiry among students. The structure and content of the courses are meant to give a grounding that not only prepares students for future studies in sociology and the social sciences, but also to offer the benefits of learning to work in a constructive way in other areas of life.