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.
Lesley University’s undergraduate major in Sociology and Social Change provides students with a strong foundation in understanding social life and the organization of society. The sociological perspective focuses on how relationships, social groups, and social structures affect individuals in their daily lives and societies. Our Sociology and Social Change major has a unique focus on social change, which investigates ways to improve social problems and the social world. It places a particular emphasis on how social action and engagement can improve social life and societal conditions.Sociologists develop theories about human behavior, social organization, and social change based on evidence and research. They utilize scientific methods including surveys, ethnography, experimentation, interviewing, and statistical analysis. With a strong focus on research and internships in the community, Lesley’s Sociology and Social Change major prepares students for graduate school, and for work in the following settings: social policy, law and advocacy; community organizations; government agencies; international organizations; business; public health; and public administration.
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.
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Sociology and Social Policy
Majors:Child StudiesGlobal StudiesHuman ServicesPolitical ScienceSociology and Social Change
Minors:Global StudiesHuman ServicesPolitical ScienceSocial WorkSociologyWomen's Studies
Dual Degrees:Human Services Dual Degrees
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