For students, our commitment translates into multiple opportunities for hands-on learning, both inside the classroom and out. Many of our sociology classes hold a real-world learning component. Learn more about our Real-World Learning Sociology Courses.
Student Opportunities for Research
Sociology students have the opportunity to take on intensive research projects to enhance their understanding of the world around them. Students' research can involve working with professors as research assistants, conducting research for community partners and designing research projects of their own.
Sociology Students Involved in Research
Connor Stemple designed and administered a campus wide survey to better understand why students choose their major and specifically why students choose to major in sociology. He designed the survey and analyzed the survey's results alongside professor Mignon Duffy in a Directed Study course.
- Travis Overton worked with Political Science professor Angelica Duran-Martinez on "Coping with Danger and Fear: Organized Civilian Response to Drug Violence"
- Kayla Walkling worked with Psychology professor Urmitapa Dutta on "Reframing Everyday Violence from the Perspectives of Youth: A Participatory Action Research Project."
- Nicole Lynch worked with English and Gender Studies professor Marlowe Miller on "The Representation of Domestic Space in Novels by Women Authors."