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Society’s Child

How we get along

The interactions we have with our parents, spouses, siblings and elected leaders, among others, often reveal where we came from, where we are and what ethnic group(s) we identify with or have prejudices against. 

Using this universal knowledge of human behavior and interaction, sociologists help us understand our society, ourselves and the social issues that need our attention.

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Learning through service

Our courses are taught by sociologists and social workers, who’ve worked in the field and will share their experiences with you.

You’ll have opportunities to participate in their service-learning projects as you gain a clearer understanding of our societal structure and where inequities exist within it.

Courses include:

  • Principles of Sociology
  • Modern Social Problems
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Sociology of Health & Human Behavior
  • Sociology of Aging
  • Marriage & the Family
  • Race & Ethnic Relations

For course descriptions, visit the College Catalog.

The credits you earn in our courses will transfer to a four-year college or university if you’re intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Interested in sociology?

To learn more about the field and the courses we offer, contact an associate dean at 586.498.4124, or 586.286.2140.