"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it."
"The primary task of a useful teacher is to teach students to recognize 'inconvenient' facts."
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.