Sociology begins with an interest in people. It’s about how we cope; what influences our behavior; how, together or as individuals, we preserve or change the social order.
The Hollins sociology curriculum explores broad social questions and issues. In classes and in the field, you’ll consider such questions as: How does society work? How does it affect the individual? How can individuals and groups start positive personal and social change?
Sociology students develop an understanding of social and cultural diversity. They also learn the relationships between individuals, society, and the social inequalities we all face.
What You'll Learn
It's About the People
All majors select a specialized concentration of courses and complete a common core of foundation studies in the history, research methods, and theoretical perspectives of the discipline.
In classes and internships, students have opportunities to apply sociological concepts and methods of inquiry to contemporary issues and social problems.