|Faculty:||Faculty of Social Sciences
|Description:||Sociology, by its very nature, encompasses all spheres of social life. Accordingly, it allows students to delve into a rich variety of fascinating topics of the greatest historical and contemporary relevance: animal studies; gender; sexism; family life; sexuality; race and racism; cultural identity; globalization; imperialism and colonialism; immigration; poverty and class inequality; work and the economy; education; religion; the environment; crime, prisons, and social repression; and social movements. Underlying the wide range of issues taken up in the department's teaching and research activities is a shared commitment to analyzing inequality, oppression and exploitation in all of their varied manifestations and exploring the forms of resistance and struggle to which they give rise.
Sociology majors may choose to pursue one of the following concentrations: The concentration in Critical Animal Studies focuses on a critical analysis of the role and treatment of animals in society, and inequality related to speciesism, with emphasis on the field of animal justice. The concentration in Criminology focuses on a critical analysis of the criminal justice system, youth offenders, law, and punishment. The concentration in Social Justice and Equity focuses on a critical analysis of inequality related to racism, gender, and class.
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