Sociology majors study societies and cultures within a broadly comparative framework. The discipline illuminates the give-and-take relationship of human beings and their sociocultural environments and gives students a keener appreciation of their own social world, a less enthnocentric view of different ways of life, and a better understanding of the world system in which their society is one of many interdependent entities.
The sociology department at Randolph College focuses on experiential learning and applied sociology,
service learning, gender and sexuality, and environmental issues. Students are encouraged to get out into the world and develop a deep and practical understanding of the structure and dynamics of society.
Beyond acquiring valuable people skills, sociology majors are trained to think critically and to analyze and understand symbolic content—skills that are vital to success in a wide variety of professions.