Sociology is first and foremost a science. A science guided by the basic understanding that “the social matters; our lives are affected, not only by our individual characteristics but by our place in the social world.”
- The study of society
- A social science involving the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies
- The study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes
- The scientific study of social aggregations, the individual characteristics, experiences, or behaviors that is used to reflect a collective phenomena for an entire population.
- An overarching unification of all studies of humankind, including history, psychology and economics
At WCC, we offer a number of courses in sociology that offer students a small glimpse into the world of sociology and the educational opportunities available at the bachelors, masters and doctorate level.
SOC 100: Principles of Sociology (on campus and online)
SOC 205: Race and Ethnic Relations (on campus and online)