The sociology department is a community of critical scholars who analyze the context of social interaction and the construction of difference in society. Faculty utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to develop insight on a wide range of substantive areas.
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Why Study Sociology at Grand Valley?
GVSU professor Laurel Westbrook finds social surveys no longer accurately measure sex and gender in US.
Richard Brandon Manus GVSU Sociology Alum succeeds in Los Angeles. He has worked on several TV shows in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Wisniewski volunteered in the Philippines and lived with a family and worked near the city of Tacloban for five weeks in a rural health center. See her pictures in our photo gallery.
Participated in CLAS faculty and student exchange partner University of Education at Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany
Hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, October 23-24, 2015 Conference Sponsored by: the Michigan Sociological Assoc., the University of Michigan-Flint College of Arts and Sciences, and...
February 09, 2015
Mark your calendar for the 110th ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 22-25, 2015. The meeting theme this year is "Sexualities in the Social World".
January 29, 2015
The Sociology department is very pleased to offer the Robert and Linda '89 Rynbrandt Endowed Sociology Scholarship, funded by a generous grant from the Rynbrandt family.