WHY STUDY SOCIOLOGY?
Sociology will open your mind and help you be aware of social change and different views in society and will help you empathize with others.
Sociology is a perspective and set of techniques for analyzing social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists pay special attention to the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how these structures shape interactions and relationships among people. This perspective will encourage you to observe and think critically about your own and other societies and to become more sensitive to behavioral and value differences among people.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You’ll take courses in social problems, psychology, sociological theory and research, culture, ethnicity, gender and aging. You’ll get hands-on training by researching a topic the presenting it at the Penn York Undergraduate Research Conference. You may even get your research published. Our have studied women who tend bar, baseball players; rituals, why people dance, and the effects of divorce on children.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY?
When you graduate, you'll be prepared to work in many areas.
- Autistic support aide
- Case manager
- Intellectual disabilities support coordinator
- Drug and alcohol treatment specialist
- Nonprofit organizations
- Research firms
- Newspapers and magazines
- Social service agencies
- Business and industry
- Colleges and universities
- Community organizations
- Correctional facilities
SOC 0201Course 1 NameSociology Of GenderCourse 1 DescriptionExploration of the cultural patterns and institutional arrangements that produce gendered identities and underlie sex based inequalities in contemporary society, focusing on change in these patterns and institutions.
SOC 0207Course 2 NameSociology Of Race And EthnicityCourse 2 DescriptionThe purpose of this course is to engage students in a scholarly exploration of the experience, performance, and implications of race-ethnicity in the U. S. Incorporating a sociological lens, this course begins with the assumption that race and ethnicity are constructed phenomena. Shifting across time and place consequent of social, political, economic, and cultural forces. We will also apply an intersectional lens to explore systemic inequalities created by the co-constructions of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, age, and place.
SOC 1301Course 3 NameThe FamilyCourse 3 DescriptionThis course will examine the structures, functions, and conflicts of the contemporary family. Beginning with a historical review of the origins of the modern family, and a cross-cultural examination of family forms, the course proceeds to an in-depth look at current family issues: courtship, marriage, socialization and aging. Social class, race, and sex are examined as factors contributing to family structure.
PSY 0201Course 4 NameStatisticsCourse 4 DescriptionA survey of the statistical procedures used in psychology and other behavioral sciences including; frequency distributions, percentile ranks, graphing, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, standard scores and the normal distribution, sampling techniques, and sampling distribution theory, hypothesis testing, the z-test, the t-tests, a-nova, correlations and prediction, and chi-square.
My academic experience was excellent. All of my professors were very helpful and approachable.Karen Clow ’17, graduate student at Grand Canyon University