Sociology majors at Dickinson pursue a flexible and interdisciplinary program that examines the social constructs people and cultures create to understand themselves and their world. Subjects range from the intimate family to the hostile mob, organized crime to religious cults, divisions of race, gender and social class to shared beliefs of a common culture. Students in this major frequently combine their sociology studies with other complementary disciplines, such as American studies, economics, Judaic studies, history, psychology and women’s & gender studies. Majors are well-grounded in sociological theory and research methods and are encouraged to do applied as well as theoretical work in the major.
How Not to Blend In
Fulbright scholar Kathryn McNamara '11 bridges cultures in Indonesia by diving in to tough conversations.