Welcome to Sociology at Haverford
Sociology courses help students learn how to “do sociology” by exposing them to exemplars of what sociology has been and by asking them to study micro- and macro-aspects of the “social world.”
We believe that there are a variety of legitimate ways to “do sociology” and we do not seek to privilege any one of them. Our individual courses construct arguments for students to consider, to develop, and to argue against and they provide the analytical and methodological training students need to formulate theoretical arguments and to evaluate those arguments empirically. We want an active engagement from our students as they find their own points-of-view within the discipline, and we expect from them a theoretical and methodological rigor and sophistication within the approaches that they study and adopt.
Inside Sociology @ Haverford
The Herb Alpert School of Music invited Prof. McCormick for a short residency from May 13-15 entitled "Does the Music World Need Competitions?" In addition to her keynote lecture, she will be visiting undergraduate classes and meeting with graduate students to discuss her research in the sociology of music.
Sociology major Michael Riccio '13 will be placed with Community Legal Services as an employment paralegal