Sociology is the study of human social behavior and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions including the study of society. Sociology examines:

  • Social lives of people, groups, and societies;
  • People’s behavior as social beings; and
  • Societal impacts in a global world.

Who Benefits from Taking a Sociology Course?

  • People who are interested in a job in the fields of: business and industry, criminal justice system, education, social work, research, government;
  • Individuals who enjoy analyzing and studying diverse populations.
  • People interested in gaining a global perspective and rich picture of how the social world works.

Why is Sociology Important?

Sociology improves our understanding of society and increases the power of social action, capabilities, talents and limitations.  Knowledge of society, social groups, social institutions, associations, their functions helps us to lead an effective social life. The study of sociology helps us to know not only our society and man but also others, their motives, aspirations, status, occupations, traditions, customs, institutions, cultures.


Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. Anthropology examines social patterns and practices across the world promote. Languages, culture, and history perspectives are studies to determine how the current world has been impacted and to predict future patterns.

For More Information Contact:

Social Science and Education Department
Phone: 269-965-3931, ext. 2230