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?
Sociology Professor Laurel Westbrook was featured in the 2015 January CLAS Acts faculty newsletter titled "Ruining Katy Perry in a Good Way: Talking Pedagogy with Laurel Westbrook".
Richard Brandon Manus GVSU Sociology Alum succeeds in Los Angeles. He has worked on several TV shows in Los Angeles.
David J. Luke GVSU Sociology alum published a book titled "The Causes of Structural Unemployment: Four Factors that Keep People from the Jobs they Deserve".
Lisa Hickman won the Marvin Olsen Award for Distinguished Service to Sociology in Michigan.
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.