Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts
Southeastern Illinois College’s Sociology program provides baccalaureate students with a wide variety of transfer options and learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom environment.
- SOC 121 (Introduction to Sociology)
- SOC 222 (Family and Society)
GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Have you ever wondered why people do the things they do? Why do we engage in the relationships we engage in? Why do some of us commit crimes and others do not? If you find people interesting, this is the field of study for you.
Each student is required to engage in field research assignments where they have the opportunity to test various theories against real-world evidence.
Former president of Harvard University Lawrence Summers once noted, “One example is worth a thousand theories.” Hands-on experience can literally breathe life into the course material.
According to Sociologist Peter L. Baker, the first wisdom one can impart to a student of sociology is—“things are not as they seem” (Howard 2002:6.)