The sociology department is a community of critical scholars who analyze the context of social interaction and the construction of difference in society. Faculty utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to develop insight on a wide range of substantive areas.
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Why Study Sociology at Grand Valley?
Richard Brandon Manus GVSU Sociology Alum succeeds in Los Angeles. He has worked on several TV shows in Los Angeles.
Teaching sociology as an adjunct in the Department of Sociology at GVSU this fall while he writes up his dissertation for PhD from the University of Oregon.
Sociology Professor Hermann Kurthen was recently interviewed by Shelley Irwin at WGVU about the 2014 summer faculty exchange.
Lisa Hickman won the Marvin Olsen Award for Distinguished Service to Sociology in Michigan.
Jennifer Wisniewski volunteered in the Philippines and lived with a family and worked near the city of Tacloban for five weeks in a rural health center. See her pictures in our photo gallery.
February 09, 2015
Mark your calendar for the 110th ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 22-25, 2015. The meeting theme this year is "Sexualities in the Social World".
January 29, 2015
The Sociology department is very pleased to offer the Robert and Linda '89 Rynbrandt Endowed Sociology Scholarship, funded by a generous grant from the Rynbrandt family.