Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of human society. Sociologists examine social behavior and social institutions with the view that our social backgrounds influence our attitudes, behavior, and life chances.

Sociology Courses Offered

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to American Culture
  • Sociology of Asian Americans
  • Sociology of the Media
  • Race and Ethnic Relations in the US
  • Social Problems
  • Sex Roles and Society
  • Human Sexuality
  • Social Psychology

Sociology Links

  • American Sociological Association - The ASA is dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.
  • The Pacific Sociological Association - The PSA's mission is to advance scholarly research on all social processes and areas of social life, to promote high quality teaching of sociological knowledge, and to mentor the next generation of sociologists.
  • The Society Pages - Sociological Images is designed to encourage all kinds of people to exercise and develop their sociological imagination by presenting brief sociological discussions of compelling and timely imagery that spans the breadth of sociological inquiry.
  • ASA Careers Page - Facts on Jobs and Careers

Faculty

Scott Furuta
University of California at Los Angeles, Sociology, B.A.
University of California at Los Angeles, Economics, B.A.
University of Washington, Sociology, M.A.
Scott.Furuta@seattlecolleges.edu

Gregory S. Hinckley
Brigham Young University, Sociology M.S.
Greg.Hinckley@seattlecolleges.edu

Kayleen U. Oka
Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), English and Mass Communications, B.A. Honors
School for International Training (Brattleboro, Vermont), Intercultural and International Management, M.A.
University of Toronto, Sociology & Equity Studies/Comparative, International and Development Education, Ph.D.
Kayleen.Oka@seattlecolleges.edu