Dec 06, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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About the Department

A major in sociology provides the undergraduate with the opportunity to gain a distinct intellectual perspective and a method of inquiry. By continually testing conventional wisdom against evidence, the study of sociology encourages the development of critical judgment. By routinely considering the matrix of social and cultural facts, such study can lead students to an understanding of the conditions under which social facts emerge, and the consequences they have for individuals, groups, societies and social institutions. It can also help students better understand their own roles in the array of social institutions in which they are entwined.

Our courses provide a foundation for the student who desires to pursue advanced graduate studies in sociology leading to teaching positions. The department offers a wide range of specialties offering students flexibility in their choice of PhD programs. A major in sociology also helps to prepare students for many careers: social research, marketing, media, and other fields in the private sectors, as well as law, civil service and public policy, social work, the health professions, personnel work and other human-service areas.

Majors are encouraged to develop skills in observation, interviewing, and other data-collection techniques; data processing; statistical and content analysis; and trend analysis — all marketable skills in many career lines.

Programs and Courses

 Programs and Courses in Sociology 

Administration and Faculty

Department Office:

1622  West
(212) 772-5585
fax: (212) 772-5645
Web site:


Charles Green
1622A West
212 772-5635

Advising Office:

Claus Mueller: Day Advisor
Michael Wood: Evening Advisor
1619 Hunter West
(212) 772-5576
Fax: (212) 772-5645

Graduate Advising:

Howard Lune
1601 Hunter West
(212) 772-5641

Presocial Work:

Davida Unterbach
1638 Hunter West
(212) 772-5575


Sociology Faculty 

HEGIS Code: 2208


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