What is Sociology?
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the giant corporation, from organized crime to religious cults, from the differences of race, gender and social class to the shared experiences of a common culture, and from the sociology of work to the sociology of play. Sociologists seek to understand people by studying the societies and groups in which they live. Sociologists are interested in the impact that the social environment has on our behavior from infancy to old age.
Sociology is a dynamic, ever changing and exciting discipline with opportunities for a variety of career pathways. A major in sociology will prepare you for the job market as well as for further study leading to graduate and professional degrees.
Laurent-Simpson, now a sociology doctoral candidate at Texas Woman’s University scheduled to graduate in May, will continue to meld the two disciplines and shape how they are studied as the new chair of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee of the Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association. Lucas resident Laurent-Simpson is the first TWU student to chair the committee.