Through inquiry, analysis, and research — inside and out of the classroom — we build a better understanding of how social structures and inequalities are formed through race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and nationality. We aim to understand the impact of those structures on individuals, and to envision alternative futures at both the local and global level.
At USF, we practice a down-to-earth sociology. Whether students concentrate in criminology, education, globalization, or critical diversity, they use the sociological frameworks learned in the classroom to start a dialogue in their everyday lives. We motivate students to consider social theories and policies in terms of their implications for social justice and teach them to communicate their point of view through clear, polished writing and effective public speaking.