Grand Valley Sociology Department

Welcome to the GVSU Sociology department.

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?

  • As a liberal arts school, Grand Valley takes interest in social issues and therefore offers a campus actively engaged in service, creating unique opportunities for sociology students.
  • The Sociology Club meets regularly throughout the academic year, engaging in fundraising; social, career, and graduate school planning activities; and providing a forum for discussing topics relevant to the discipline.
  • The Grand Valley Theta chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society, promotes excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that will lead to an improvement in the human condition.  

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Visiting Professor Stefan Immerfall from Germany teaches at the sociology department

Visiting Professor Stefan Immerfall from Germany teaches at the sociology department

October 30, 2014

At Grand Valley, Professor Immerfall teaches SOC 377 - Globalization and PLS 221 - Government and Politics of Western Europe. His stay is part of the faculty and student exchange between GVSU and the University of Education Schwaebisch Gmuend (PHSG).

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