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SOCIOLOGY

Sociology as a discipline focuses on the study of group life.  Sociologists theorize about, research and critically analyze social institutions such as family, religion, law, the economy, healthcare, and education.  Sociologists pay particular attention to social inequalities that may be present in a society. Social characteristics of race, gender, social class, sexual orientation and age are often salient dimensions of inequality, and affect how social life is structured and experienced by people inhabiting different placement in a stratified social world.   Faculty members in Sociology at Western New Mexico University (WNMU) emphasize the importance of our students’ development of a “sociological imagination,” a critical and creative way of approaching the study of social life. The completion of a Sociology degree will serve our graduates well in any field of employment they decide to pursue.  The Sociology program at WNMU offers courses in substantive areas that help students acquire sociological perspectives, develop their research skills and engage their sociological imaginations.  

Students can pursue a Bachelors of Science or Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology or a minor in the discipline.  Currently, there are two full time sociologists that offer sixteen Sociology courses on an established rotational basis and also teach the Capstone Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences on a departmental rotational basis.  Adjunct faculty < members teach Sociology General Education courses on the Deming and T or C campuses.  Sociology is housed in the Department of Social Sciences.

 

Please contact Dr. Liza Kuecker and Dr. Emma Bailey

 

 

 

 

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