Department of Sociology

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it."
-Karl Marx

"The primary task of a useful teacher is to teach students to recognize 'inconvenient' facts."
-Max Weber


Jane Adams, Max Weber, Karl Marx, W. E. B. DuBois, and Thorstein Veblen

We are not just individuals; we are part of a larger society. Understanding this larger social context is essential for thoughtful and responsible citizenship. The Department of Sociology supports the Rollins College mission of providing students with a high quality liberal arts education and preparing students for active citizenship in a global society.  A major in sociology also offers excellent training and background for careers in education, law, medicine, business, political activism, and the non-profit sector.

The Sociology major consists of a rigorous curriculum designed to promote sociological literacy; to enhance students' awareness and understanding of twenty-first century social problems, including the enduring presence of class, race and gender inequalities; and to cultivate among students the theoretical and methodological skills to investigate the connections between biography, history, and social structure.

The Department of Sociology at Rollins consists of three full-time professors; classes are small, most with fewer than twenty students; and majors are afforded considerable opportunity to interact personally with the faculty, engage in service learning and research and to receive individual instruction.


Rollins College
Department of Sociology
1000 Holt Ave. - 2761
Winter Park, FL 32789

T. 407.646.2670
F. 407.646.2325
Office: Cornell Social Sciences