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

"It can be said that the first wisdom of sociology is this–
things are not what they seem." -Peter Berger

The Department of Sociology offers a rigorous curriculum in support of the Rollins College mission of providing students with a high quality liberal arts education and preparing students for active citizenship in a global society.  The Department of Sociology serves this mission through an integrated series of courses 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 what C. Wright Mills called the "sociological imagination."  By enabling students to grasp the relationship between personal experiences and larger social forces and to comprehend the connections between biography, history, and social structure, this quality of mind is essential for thoughtful and responsible citizenship.

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

A major in sociology offers excellent training and background for careers in, among other fields and endeavors, education, law, medicine, business, political activism, and the non-profit sector.

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