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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 »

+ - Fall 2019 Schedule

Subject / Course Sec Short Title Day(s) of Week Start Time End Time
AMST 372 1 Images of American Indians MW 2:30 PM 3:45 PM
AMST 396 1 Indians of California MW 1:00 PM 2:15 PM
AMST 397 1 Cultural Mythology 4:00 PM 6:50 PM
ANTH 102 1 Cultural Anthropology MWF 11:00 AM 11:50 AM
ANTH 102 2 Cultural Anthropology MWF 12:00 PM 12:50 PM
ANTH 102 3 Cultural Anthropology MWF 11:00 AM 11:50 AM
ANTH 102 4 Cultural Anthropology TTH 2:30 PM 3:45 PM
ANTH 201 1 Physical Anthropology TTH 10:00 AM 11:15 AM
ANTH 211 1 Visual Culture TTH 10:00 AM 11:15 AM
ANTH 300 1 Queer Anthropology  M 7:00 PM 9:50 PM
ANTH 301 1 Ethnographic Fieldwork TTH 10:00 AM 11:15 AM
ANTH 305 1 Anthropological Theory W 7:00 PM 9:50 PM
ANTH 329 1 Ethnographic Film F 1:00 PM 3:50 PM
HUM 102 1 Introduction to Latinx & Latin American Studies TTH 1:00 PM 2:15 PM
HUM 310 1 Theoretical Foundations Latinx Studies TTH 4:00 PM 5:15 PM
SOC 101 1 Introduction to Sociology TTH 5:30 PM 6:45 PM
SOC 101 2 Introduction to Sociology MWF 10:00 AM 10:50 AM
SOC 101 3 Introduction to Sociology M 7:00 PM 9:50 PM
SOC 101 4 Introduction to Sociology W 7:00 PM 9:50 PM
SOC 101 5 Introduction to Sociology MWF 11:00 AM 11:50 AM
SOC 101 6 Introduction to Sociology MWF 9:00 AM 9:50 AM
SOC 201 1 Intro to Research Methods TTH 1:00 PM 2:15 PM
SOC 201 2 Intro to Research Methods  TTH 8:30 AM 9:45 AM
SOC 204 1 Marriage and the Family MW 2:30 PM 3:45 PM
SOC 204 2 Marriage and the Family  MW 4:00 PM 5:15 PM
SOC 211 1 Social Problems MWF 9:00 AM 9:50 AM
SOC 211 2 Social Problems MWF 10:00 AM 10:50 AM
SOC 225 1 Social Inequalities/Stratification TTH 10:00 AM 11:15 AM
SOC 231 1 Foundations of Criminal Justice  TTH 8:30 AM 9:45 AM
SOC 293 1 Introduction to Social Work  TH  4:00 PM 6:50 PM
SOC 301 1 Field Research M 4:00pm 6:50pm
SOC 301 2 Field Research W 4:00pm 6:50pm
SOC 305 1 Social Theory TTH 8:30 AM 9:45 AM
SOC 306 1 Social Movements TTH 11:30 AM 12:45 PM
SOC 310 1 Feminist-Art-Theory-Power (8780) MW 1:00 PM 2:15 PM
SOC 312 1 Sociology of Religion TTH 1:00 PM 2:15 PM
SOC 316 1 Immigration in Southern California TTH 2:30 PM 3:45 PM
SOC 318 1 Quantitative Data Analysis MW 1:00 PM 2:15 PM
SOC 318 2 Quantitative Data Analysis MW 2:30 PM 3:45 PM
SOC 320 1 Sociology of Death TTH 11:30 AM 12:45 PM
SOC 332 1 Crime, Justice and Globalization MWF 10:00 AM 10:50 AM
SOC 335 1 Society and the Environment TH 7:00 PM 9:50 PM
SOC 345 1 Social Psychology MWF 9:00 AM 9:50 AM
SOC 354   Non-Violent Social Change  TTH 2:30 PM 3:45 PM
SOC 370 1 Race & Ethnicity  MWF 11:00 AM 11:50 AM
SOC 370 2 Race & Ethnicity  T 7:00 PM 9:50 PM
SOC 383 1 Sociology of Deviant Behavior TTH 2:30 PM 3:45 PM
SOC 385 1 Medical Sociology TTH 8:30 AM 9:45 AM
SOC 385 2 Medical Sociology TTH 10:00 AM 11:15 AM
SOC 393 1 Child Abuse  W 7:00 PM 9:50 PM
SOC 410 1 Victimless Crimes TH 7:00 PM 9:50 PM
SOC 492B 1 Seminar Internship MW 5:30 PM 6:45 PM
SOC 497 1 Senior Thesis Project M 4:00 PM 6:50 PM
WMST 101 1 Intro to Women's Studies TTH 11:30 AM 12:45 PM
WMST 101 2 Intro to Women's Studies TTH 1:00 PM 2:15 PM
WMST 310 1 Feminist-Art-Theory-Power (8783) MW 1:00 PM 2:15 PM

+ - Summer I 2019 Schedule

Subject / Course Sec Short Title Day(s) of Week Start Time End Time
SOC 211 1 Social Problems MWTH 9:00am 11:30am
SOC 329 1 Society, Brain, and Behavior MWTH 9:00am 11:30am
SOC 371 1 Sociology of Human Sexuality  TTH 6:00pm 9:45pm
SOC 385 1 Medical Sociology MWTH 9:00am 11:30am
SOC 393 1 Child Abuse MW  6:00pm 9:45pm

+ - Summer III 2019 Schedule

Subject / Course Sec Short Title Day(s) of Week Start Time End Time
SOC 281 1 Sociology of Sex and Gender TF 9:00am 12:45pm
SOC 332 1 Crime, Justice & Globalization MWTH 12:00pm 2:30pm
SOC 370 1 Race and Ethnicity  TF 1:00 PM 4:45 PM

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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