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2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sociology


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About the Sociology Program

Sociology studies how societies are organized, and the consequences of varying forms of organization on people’s lives. It is scientific, based upon systematic analyses of evidence; it is non-obvious, in making discoveries that might not otherwise be noticed; and it is important, in identifying opportunities and strategies for change that can improve society.

Purdue’s Department of Sociology: produces world-class scholarship, in the books and articles it publishes; offers two outstanding undergraduate majors, one in Sociology and another in Law and Society; and delivers an exceptionally strong graduate program leading to the Ph.D. At the graduate level, the Department’s research and training programs are currently organized into six areas: Family and Gender; Health, Aging, and the Life Course; Law and Society; Sociology of Religion; Social Inequality; and Social Movements and Political Sociology.

Bert Useem
Professor and Head

Faculty

https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/sociology/directory/index.aspx

Contact Information

The Department of Sociology main office is located in Stone Hall on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Mailing Address:
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059
Phone: (765) 494-4668 Fax: (765) 496-1476

General Information:
Candy Lawson, Main Office Secretary
lawsoncl@purdue.edu
765-494-4668

Graduate Information

For Graduate Information please see Sociology Graduate Program Information .

Programs

    Baccalaureate
    Minor

    Courses

      Sociology

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