2019-20 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2019  
2019-20 Pomona College Catalog

Sociology


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Char Miller, department chair

Professors Grigsby2, Rapaport, Thai3
Associate Professor Beck1
Visiting Assistant Professors Grell-Brisk, Hernandez-Medina
Anne Tessier, academic coordinator

 

Sociology is the study of enduring configurations of social relations from the perspective that the group is the fundamental unit of human behavior. Sociology combines rigorous scientific investigation and broad theoretical reflection to understand the whole range of social life—from individual interactions and the behavior of groups to large-scale patterns in society and history across the entire world. The sociology major at Pomona College emphasizes social theory and research and culminates in a senior seminar during the fall semester in which students write a critical synthesis of sociological research on a topic of their choice. Students also have the option of completing a senior thesis in which they carry out an original research project under the direction of one or two faculty members. The department also offers a minor.

 

1On leave fall 2019 2On leave spring 2020 3On leave 2019-20
     

 

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