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Sociology Department


Sociology embodies the essential values of a liberal arts education.

» Welcome to the Sociology Department!

Sociology studies the interaction and relationships among human groups and institutions and how behavior is shaped by these relationships. It examines how society maintains stability and how it changes, investigating both consensus and conflict among social groups. Sociology's subject matter consists of social institutions including family, work, religion, and social processes such as identity development, deviance and socialization. Sociology majors explore foundational ideas about the nature of society, are introduced to key subfields of the discipline, and acquire fundamental research and analysis skills to carry out their own inquiries. The department's faculty members emphasize empirical work in a number of subfields including applied and community sociology, the family, health and medicine, law and society, international and global sociology, gender, the sociology of religion, qualitative and quantitative research methods and cultural anthropology.

Sociology embodies the essential values of a liberal arts education in its emphasis on analysis and problem solving, comparative thinking, writing and critical inquiry. In providing such skills, sociology is a good background for professions in teaching, medicine, social work, law, business and social justice. Finally, sociology provides the breadth of theoretical and methodological training for advanced graduate work in all the behavioral sciences. Click here for the 2018-2019 Sociology course catalog.

+ - Law, Justice and Social Control Minor

The minor in Law, Justice and Social Control provides students with an opportunity to examine key areas of law and social control as well as explore selected aspects of social justice. After completing three required courses to introduce them to the basis for law and social control, students are allowed to select from a wide variety of courses that span the disciplines of sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy and forensics. This flexibility allows students to tailor their minor to their own unique interest in the broad area of law and social control.

Law, Justice and Social Control Minor »

+ - Anthropology Minor

The minor in Anthropology at Chapman University focuses on Cultural Anthropology; the study of shared meanings gives us tools for relating across cultures and understanding our rich heritages and traditions. It is a perfect partner for those pursuing degrees in Sociology, Business, Film, or Natural and Physical Sciences. We interact with people from all over the world in our professional lives. Anthropology provides tools that are essential for success whether you are providing services, doing business, marketing or researching. Cultural Anthropology implements Chapman University's commitment to Global Citizenship.

Anthropology Minor »

+ - Women's Studies Minor

The women's and gender studies minor provides an overview of the interdisciplinary approaches to the study of women and gender inequality; cultural representations of women and their social roles; and the social axes of gender, race, class and sexuality. The minor provides students with a broad, interdisciplinary framework for analyzing social practices related to gender as well as the impact on their own lives.

Women's Studies Minor »

+ - Interterm 2019 Schedule

Subject / Course Sec Short Title Day(s) of Week Start Time End Time
ANTH 329 1 Culture, Cyborgs, and Wizards MTWTH 4 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
ANTH 335 1 Anthropology of Space/Place TWTH 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
SOC 326 1 Mind, Self, & Soc in Tibet
(Jan. 15-25, 2019)
TRVL    
SOC 329 1 Immigration MTWTH 1 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 332 1 Crime Justice and Globalization MTWTH 1 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 370 1 Race and Ethnicity MTWTH 1 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 383 1 Sociology of Deviant Behavior MTWTH 1 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 393 1 Child Abuse MTWTH 4 p.m. 6:45 p.m.

+ - Spring 2019 Schedule

Subject / Course Sec Short Title Day(s) of Week Start Time End Time
ANTH 102 1 Cultural Anthropology MWF 10 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
ANTH 102 2 Cultural Anthropology MWF 12 p.m. 12:50 p.m.
ANTH 102 3 Cultural Anthropology TTH 4 p.m. 5:15 p.m.
ANTH 102 4 Cultural Anthropology MWF 11 a.m. 11:50 a.m.
ANTH 211 1 Visual Culture W 7 p.m. 9:50 p.m.
ANTH 205 1 Language and Culture  TTH 5:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
ANTH 282 1 Folklore MW  1 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
ANTH 296 1 Indians and Film T 4 p.m. 6:50 p.m.
ANTH 301 1 Ethnographic Fieldwork TTH 10 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
ANTH 321 1 Archaeology TTH 10 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
ANTH 329 1 Viral Utopias: Hype and Discontent in (On/Off)Line Communities TTH 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
ANTH 396 1 Indians of California MW 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
HUM 102 1 Introduction to Latinx & Latin American Studies TTH 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
HUM 313 1 Community Based Research Methods in Latinx Studies TTH 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 101 1 Introduction to Sociology MWF 12 p.m. 12:50 p.m.
SOC 101 2 Introduction to Sociology TTH 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
SOC 101 3 Introduction to Sociology MWF 10 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
SOC 101 4 Introduction to Sociology MWF 9 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
SOC 101 5 Introduction to Sociology TTH 8 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
SOC 201 1 Intro to Research Methods MW 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
SOC 201 2 Intro to Research Methods TTH 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
SOC 204 1 Marriage and the Family MW 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 204 2 Marriage and the Family  MW 4:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m.
SOC 211 1 Social Problems MWF 11 a.m. 11:50 a.m.
SOC 225 1 Social Inequalities/Stratification MWF 9 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
SOC 225 2 Social Inequalities/Stratification MWF 10  a.m. 10:50 a.m.
SOC 225 3 Social Inequalities/Stratification TTH 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 229 1 Sociological Imagination W 12 p.m. 12:50 p.m.
SOC 231 1 Foundations of Criminal Justice TTH 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
SOC 305 1 Social Theory TTH 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 306 1 Social Movements TTH 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
SOC 307 1 Survey Research TTH 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
SOC 312 1 Sociology of Religion TTH 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
SOC 329 1 Sociological Imagination W 12 p.m. 12:50 p.m.
SOC 332 1 Crime, Justice and Globalization TTH 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
SOC 335 1 Society and the Environment M 7 p.m. 9:50 p.m.
SOC 345 1 Social Psychology TTH 10 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
SOC 345 2 Social Psychology MWF 9 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
SOC 347 1 Topics in Literature & Cultural Studies MW 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
SOC 354 1 Non-Violent Social Change TTH 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
SOC 370 1 Race and Ethnicity MWF 8 a.m. 8:50 a.m.
SOC 370 2 Race and Ethnicity T 7 p.m. 9:50 p.m.
SOC 371 1 Sociology of Human Sexuality TTH 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
SOC 383 1 Sociology of Deviant Behavior TTH 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 385 1 Medical Sociology TTH 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
SOC 393 1 Child Abuse W 7 p.m. 9:50 p.m.
SOC 404 1 Global Family Systems TTH 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
SOC 410 1 Victimless Crimes TH 7 p.m. 9:50 p.m.
SOC 492A 1 Social Work Field/Practicum W 4 p.m. 6:50 p.m.
SOC 492B 1 Seminar Internship MW 5:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
SOC 497 1 Senior Thesis Project M 7 p.m. 9:50 p.m.
SOC 497 2 Senior Thesis Project M 4 p.m. 6:50 p.m.
WMST 101 1 Intro to Women's Studies TTH 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
WMST 101 2 Intro to Women's Studies TTH 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
WMST 498 1 Women's Studies Senior Seminar F 1 p.m. 3:50 p.m.

Contact Us!

Sociology Department
Roosevelt Hall, 210
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Department Chair
L. Edward Day, Ph.D.
lday@chapman.edu

Department Assistant 
Lenae Wilson
lenaewilson@chapman.edu

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