You can’t change what you don’t understand.
Progress. How does it happen? By thinking critically and imaginatively about society. By searching for what’s behind the social issues that have formed our structured world. By opening our eyes to the differences in our individual experiences, and the factors that can connect us to one another. Sociology is the study of human behavior, how we interact and organize ourselves, and how it all shifts over time. So if you’re committed to social justice and bettering humanity, sociology is the perfect platform for just that, and so much more.
The faculty of the Grinnell College Department of Sociology support the Black Lives Matter movement and all those who stand against systemic racism.
Read the Black Lives Matter Solidarity Statement from the Department of Sociology faculty.