Division: Social Science
Sociology - Sociology, as a science of society and human interests, develops our understanding of how we, as social beings, are woven into the fabric of our society; it aids us in understanding what is happening around us and what social forces are bearing on our lives.
Have you ever tried to "fit in"? Did you ever wonder why?
Fact 1: Whether we are at work, at home, or in our own neighborhoods, we are maintaining or creating our society.
Fact 2: Sociology allows us to learn about institutions of marriage, family, education, politics and economics, religion, and other institutions people create for themselves.
Fact 3: The Sociology major offers many options for students, including careers in urban planning, social work, law and law enforcement, business administration, and public administration, as well as in international settings.
Why Sociology at SJC?
Variety: The Sociology Department at SJC offers courses in various fields, including criminology, juvenile justice, family development, as well as courses that teach and utilize basic skills of socialization in political, industrial, urban, and multicultural settings.
Dedication to Excellence: The Sociology major at SJC is designed to prepare students for continuing education on the graduate level or for immediate employment in social and public service. The academic approach to phenomena is scientific, and its subject is human interaction. The Department of Sociology also strives to introduce students to the scientific study of cross-cultural differences and similarities.
Hands-on Experience: In the Sociology major, students have a number of service opportunities available to them. They can work with the aged, mentally and physically disadvantaged, and poor, and in such places as the Westville Correctional Center in Westville, Indiana, the Northern Indiana Rural Crisis Center, and the Jasper County Youth Center. (Success Stories)
Faculty and Class Size: Faculty members have earned degrees from such institutions as the University of Notre Dame and the University of Cincinnati and have either master's degrees or doctorates in their fields of expertise. Class sizes range between 10 and 20 students. (Faculty Profiles)