Sociology

SOCIETY. INTERACTION. BEHAVIOUR.

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, including the interaction between individuals, groups, and institutions.

The application of sociological thinking can lead to a better understanding of social problems and issues and suggestions about how these issues may be overcome in real-world terms.

By studying Sociology, you will gain insight into how people interact with one another and how values and beliefs both shape and are shaped by the structures and processes around us. The primary goal of the discipline is to stimulate sociological thinking—applying imagination and critical analysis to the many facets of social life.

Department Highlights

Millennial Book

Canada’s millennials are an upgrade to previous generations

Contrary to popular opinion that millennials are entitled and narcissistic, three Alberta sociologists have found that millennials are not only looking good, but may well be an upgrade on previous generations.

 

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series

This colloquium series showcases current and future research being done by faculty and graduate students in the Department of Sociology

Upcoming Talks

Mountain Equipment Co-op, “diversity work,” and the ‘inclusive’ politics of erasure by  Tiffany Higham, Jason Laurendeau, Danielle Peers
February 7, 2020, 1:00 pm | M1035

Athena Elafros and Tiffani Semach University of Lethbridge

Study chronicling history of Alberta Gay Straight Alliances wins Parkland Institute Faculty Research Award

A new University of Lethbridge research project that proposes to chronicle the history of Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) in the province of Alberta has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Parkland Institute Faculty Research Award.

 

Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies

Career Bridge

 

Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.

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