Students in Lesley University’s Sociology and Social Change BA program study the social relationships between individuals and the larger relationships between social groups and societies.
The major in Sociology and Social Change provides students with a strong foundation in understanding social life and the organization of society. Sociologists study the social relationships between individuals and the larger relationships between social groups and societies. The sociological perspective focuses on how social relationships, social groups, and social structures affect individuals in their daily lives and how they affect the organization and operation of society. The Sociology and Social Change bachelor's degree program has a unique focus on social change, investigating ways to improve social problems and the social world, especially from the perspective of social justice and equality.
Sociologists develop theories about human behavior, social organization, and social change based on evidence and research, using scientific methods including surveys, ethnography, experimentation, interviewing, and statistical analysis. The Sociology and Social Change major's strong focus on research and internships in the community prepares students for graduate school, and as well as work in the following professional settings:
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This course is an investigation of race, class and gender inequality in modern society. Students examine the causes of race, class, and gender divisions as well as the social structures that give rise to and maintain such divisions. Students also examine the effects of these differences on the daily lives of individuals in the effected groups.
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