Sociology
Manhatten

Events

"The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?"

Thursday, October 9, 2014 – Friday, October 10, 2014

The Seventh Annual Hannah Arendt Center Conference

Is There Still an Idea of America that Can Inspire People to Sacrifice for the Common Good?

Thursday, October 9, 2014


American Imaginations

Friday, October 10, 2014


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Program Overview

“[The sociological imagination] is a quality of mind that seems most dramatically to promise an understanding of the intimate realities of ourselves in connection with larger social realities.”
(C. Wright Mills)

Sociology at Bard provides students with an understanding of the structures and processes of human society -- from everyday interactions with friends, co-workers, and family members to macro-level processes of global magnitude. The Sociology curriculum offers a theoretical and methodological foundation for examining social, cultural, and political forces and analyzing how they shape people’s behavior, interpretations, social status, and well-being. Through exposure to a wide array of quantitative, qualitative, and historical research, Sociology students learn to study the social world in a way that is both rigorous and flexible.

Faculty research and teaching areas include social inequality; poverty; education; gender & sexuality; immigration; power, politics, & social movements; race & ethnicity; family; deviance, crime, & punishment; urban sociology; environment & society; media & culture; the self & subjective well-being; policy; social theory; and research methods.



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News
The Sociology Program at Bard College regretfully mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus of Sociology Bernard “Bernie” Tieger. Professor Tieger passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, after a long illness. The program extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Professor Tieger.
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