Professor and Chair: Stephen Sweet
Students pursuing a degree in sociology at Ithaca College explore the complex dynamics that exist between individuals, their collective identity, and actions in groups, as well as the social codes and behavioral patterns of larger local, national, and global human structures.
How do societies change? What makes social order possible? What are the sources of conflict in society? How is power exercised and how is ideology used to control people? How do people organize to create change? How do racial and ethnic prejudices develop and become entrenched in society? How do we define human sexuality and sexual norms? How has the family unit evolved over time?