Sociology Department

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Sociology Department

Are you interested in social behavior or society, such as its origins, development, organization, institutions and networks using various methods of investigation and analysis?

The Sociology faculty help students explore this fascinating field.

Who We Are

Understanding social organizations and functions helps students understand society. The Sociology Department encourages lively discussion and comprehensive investigation. 

Course Descriptions
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Meet Thomas Hanson

Thomas Hanson
Meet Thomas Hanson
Instructor of Sociology
Meet Thomas Hanson
Instructor of Sociology

Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology, University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology and in Liberal Arts for the Human Services, University of Minnesota Morris.

Degrees & Certificates We Offer

Coursework includes Relationships, Marriage, and the Family, Human Sexuality in Society, Death and Dying, General Sociology, Gender in Society, Sociology of Power, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Introduction to Crime and Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency and Justice, and Independent Study.

The Sociology Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences (AA) degree program offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Sociology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. 

Certain Sociology courses meet Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements. 

Meet Our Students and Alumni