Sociology
Manhattan

Events

"Egyptian Cinema, Nostalgia, and the Arab Spring"

Monday, March 2, 2015

Christopher Stone

The Rickshaw and the Policeman: Zulu Men, Work and Clothing in Colonial Natal

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hlonipha MokoenaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of AnthropologyColumbia University

Coups, Cadavers, and Catastrophes: The Persian Gulf in the New Year

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


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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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