Sociology & Political Science
The sociology major at Tennessee Tech University provides majors with a strong foundation in theory and research methodology and offers a variety of courses that allow students the freedom and flexibility to explore their unique interests.
The sociology curriculum has three main purposes:
- To aid students in understanding the roles of social forces and ideas in shaping modern society
- To provide a well-rounded education that prepares students for a wide range of occupations, particularly those that work directly with people or with categories or groups of people
- To provide a sound academic background for future graduate works in sociology in order to become a professor, researcher, or applied sociologist
Along with sociological theory, research methodology, and data analysis courses, the department offers courses in social psychology, marriage and family relations, death and dying, social movements, environmental sociology, rural sociology, sociology of Appalachia, medical sociology, technology and society, criminology, victimology, cybercrime, sex crimes, deviance, juvenile delinquency, organized crime, law and culture, inequality, sex and gender, race, ethnicity and multiculturalism, and cross cultural communications and cultural diversity, as well as a variety of special topic courses such as sociology of homelessness, immigration, grant writing, and sociology through service learning.