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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 2016-2017 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 »

+ - Summer & Fall 2018 schedule

Summer, Session I

Course Section Title Days Start End Faculty  
SOC 101 1 Introduction to Sociology MWTH 9:00am 11:30am Bernard McGrane
SOC 204 1 Marriage and the Family TF 9:00am 12:45pm Edson Cruz
SOC 320 1 Sociology of Death MWTH 12:00pm 2:30pm Bernard McGrane
SOC 345 1 Social Psychology MWTH 9:00am 11:30am Hector Martinez
SOC 371 1 Sociology of Human Sexuality  MWTH 3:00pm 5:30pm Bernard McGrane

Summer, Session II

Course Section Title Days Start End Faculty  
ANTH 329 1 Embodied Futures MW 4:15 PM 6:45 PM Kara Miller
SOC 225 1 Social Stratification TTH 1:30 PM 4:00 PM Victoria  Carty

Summer, Session III

Course Section Title Days Start End Faculty  
SOC 281 1 Sociology of Sex and Gender TF 9:00am 12:45pm Edson Cruz
SOC 370 1 Race and Ethnicity  TF 1:00 PM 4:45 PM Mikel Hogan

Fall 2018

Course Section Title Days Start End Faculty  
ANTH 102 1 Cultural Anthropology MW 1:00 PM 2:15 PM Paul Apodaca
ANTH 102 2 Cultural Anthropology TTH 5:30 PM 6:45 PM Joshua Liashenko
ANTH 102 3 Cultural Anthropology TTH 4:00 PM 5:15 PM Kyle Harp-Rushing
ANTH 102 4 Cultural Anthropology MWF 10:00 AM 10:50 AM Amanda  Moore
ANTH 102 5 Cultural Anthropology MWF 12:00 PM 12:50 PM Amanda  Moore
ANTH 201 1 Physical Antrhopology TTH 10:00 AM 11:15 AM Barbara Smith
ANTH 211 1 Visual Culture W 7:00 PM 9:50 PM Kara Miller
ANTH 300 1 Queer Anthropology  T 7:00 PM 9:50 PM Joshua Liashenko
ANTH 329 1 Embodied Futures W 4:00 PM 6:50 PM Kara Miller
ANTH 372 1 Images of American Indians MW 2:30 PM 3:45 PM Paul Apodaca
ANTH 397 1 Cultural Mythology 4:00 PM 6:50 PM Paul Apodaca
HUM 102 1 Introduction to Latinx & Latin American Studies TTH 11:30 AM 12:45 PM Ruben Espinoza
HUM 102 2 Introduction to Latinx & Latin American Studies TTH 2:30 PM 3:45 PM Ruben Espinoza
SOC 101 1 Introduction to Sociology TTH 8:30 AM 9:45 AM Edson Cruz
SOC 101 2 Introduction to Sociology F 1:00 PM 3:45 PM Linda Yellin
SOC 101 3 Introduction to Sociology MWF 10:00 AM 10:50 AM Marc   Voss
SOC 101 4 Introduction to Sociology MWF 11:00 AM 11:50 AM Marc Voss
SOC 101 5 Introduction to Sociology TH 4:00 PM 6:50 PM Linda Yellin
SOC 201 1 Intro to Research Methods MW 1:00 PM 2:15 PM Staff  
SOC 201 2 Intro to Research Methods  MW 5:30 PM 6:45 PM Staff  
SOC 201 3 Intro to Research Methods  TTH 1:00 PM 2:15 PM Staff  
SOC 204 1 Marriage and the Family MW 2:30 PM 3:45 PM Patricia See
SOC 204 2 Marriage and the Family  MW 4:00 PM 5:15 PM Patricia See
SOC 211 1 Social Problems MWF 9:00 AM 9:50 AM Esther Castillo
SOC 211 2 Social Problems MWF 10:00 AM 10:50 AM Esther Castillo
SOC 229 1 Sociological Imagination  W 12:00 PM 12:50 PM Pat See
SOC 231 1 Foundations of Criminal Justice  TTH 10:00 AM 11:15 AM Ed  Day
SOC 293 1 Introduction to Social Work  TH 4:00 PM 6:50 PM Gail  Dratch
SOC 301 1 Field Research M 7:00 PM 9:50 PM Pete Simi
SOC 301 2 Field Research T 7:00 PM 9:50 PM Lynn Horton
SOC 305 1 Social Theory TTH 10:00 AM 11:15 AM Edson Cruz
SOC 306 1 Social Movements TTH 2:30 PM 3:45 PM Victoria Carty
SOC 307 1 Survey Research TTH 2:30 PM 3:45 PM Ashley Kranjac
SOC 310 1 Feminist-Art-Theory-Power (8780) MW 2:30 PM 3:45 PM CK Magliola
SOC 312 1 Sociology of Religion TTH 1:00 PM 2:15 PM Christopher Bader
SOC 320 1 Sociology of Death TTH 10:00 AM 11:15AM Bernard McGrane
SOC 329 1 Sociological Imagination W 12:00 PM 12:50 PM Pat See
SOC 332 1 Crime, Justice and Globalization ONLINE     Staff  
SOC 335 1 Society and the Environment TH 7:00 PM 9:50 PM Sheila Steinberg
SOC 345 1 Social Psychology MWF 9:00 AM 9:50 AM Hector Martinez
SOC 354 1 Non-Violent Social Change  TTH 1:00 PM 2:15 PM Lisa Leitz
SOC 370 1 Race & Ethnicity  MWF 8:00 AM 8:50 AM Hector Martinez
SOC 370 2 Race & Ethnicity  T 7:00 PM 9:50 PM Mikel Hogan
SOC 383 1 Sociology of Deviant Behavior TTH 2:30 PM 3:45 PM Christopher Bader
SOC 385 1 Medical Sociology TTH 1:00 PM 2:15 PM Ashley Kranjac
SOC 385 2 Medical Sociology F 1:00 PM 3:50 PM Bridgette Blebu
SOC 393 1 Child Abuse  W 4:00 PM 6:50 PM Gail  Dratch
SOC 410 1 Victimless Crimes TH 7:00 PM 9:50 PM Mikel Hogan
SOC 492B 1 Seminar Internship MW 5:30 PM 6:45 PM Patricia See
SOC 497 1 Senior Thesis Project M 7:00 PM 9:50 PM Lynn Horton
WMST 101 1 Intro to Women's Studies TTH 11:30 AM 12:45 PM CK Magliola
WMST 101 2 Intro to Women's Studies TTH 1:00 PM 2:15 PM CK Magliola
WMST 310 1 Feminist-Art-Theory-Power (8783) MW 2:30 PM 3:45 PM CK Magliola

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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