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Sociology examines how changes in technology, work, and social life change our relationships with each other and the world. In the Department of Sociology, we offer students opportunities to explore these through courses, research and academic programs focused on the real-world and everyday application of sociology.

Research Highlights

Galliers co-edits Special Issue of MISQ

Bob Galliers is co-editing a special issue of MIS Quarterly on "The Sociomateriality of Information Systems: Current Status, Future Directions." September 2014

David Co-Presents at CHIA 2014

Gary David just presented at the 2014 California Health Information Association (Santa Clara, CA) on "EHR Attitudes and Success Factors - Making Choices and Managing the Process."

Department News and Events

Adjunct Lecturer Curtis Holland "Social Immobility, Ethno-politics, and Sectarian Violence: Obstacles to Post-conflict Reconstruction in Northern Ireland

Associate Professor's Miriam Boeri and Tim Anderson Article "Gaps in Medical Marijuana Policy Implementation: Real-time Perspectives from Marijuana Dispensary Entrepreneurs, Health Care Professionals and Medical Marijuana Patients

Student Highlights


The Summer 2014 Sociology interns are working in a variety of places. Take a look!

Directed Studies

Catherine Bruce is completing a directed study with Dr. Gary David on the impact of health information technology on professional culture and identity in healthcare.

Public Sociology in the News

Facebook to Host Academics-Only Sociology Conference

June 9, 2014 - Is the world’s largest social network dipping its toes into sociology?

The Sociology of Sorry

June 24, 2014 - A puzzling ad campaign condemns the apology - and women along with it.