Welcome to the Department of Sociology
What is Sociology?
The Canadian Sociology Association identifies Sociology as:
“…the study of individuals and society. What makes it unique among academic disciplines is its focus from a myriad of angles, on the linkages between our individual experience and the context of the wider society in which we live. Investigating the social ties between individual and society, between our private realm and the public sphere, and between freedom and constraint – these are the heart of sociology. Adopting this way of seeing – C. Wright Mills called it “the sociological imagination” – helps us understand how powerfully the world in which we live shapes what we do and how we do it.”
A degree in Sociology gives you the skills needed to see society and human interactions in a different way. You will learn qualitative and quantitative methodologies, along with gaining a theoretical base. The skills learned from your degree will benefit you in future job positions or academic pursuits in a graduate program or applied college.
Sociology at the U of S
The Department of Sociology is committed to linking the aims of the discipline with the mission of the University of Saskatchewan. Sociology is oriented to teach students to think critically about society, to collect and analyze information about social issues, and to provide training for career opportunities and scholarly pursuits among diverse student bodies. At the University of Saskatchewan, the Department of Sociology has a multitude of programs for undergraduate students, with an array of topics to explore. As a graduate student in the department, you can take your topic interests even farther working with one of our faculty members towards a Masters of Ph.D.
Department of Sociology Newsletter
To find out what is going on in the department, please read our most recent newsletter by clicking here --> 2014 Fall Newsletter
Trish Monture Centre for Student Success opens
posted November 24, 2014
Associate Dean of Aboriginal Affairs Kristina Bidwell speaks at the Trish Monture Centre for Student Success naming and honouring event...
Forensic/justice centre renews partnership with Correctional Service Canada
posted November 21, 2014
Representatives of the U of S and Correctional Service Canada cut a cake in celebration of their renewed partnership on Nov. 19. Left...
Lawrence Martz appointed acting vice-dean of social sciences
posted July 11, 2014
Lawrence Martz has been appointed acting vice-dean of social sciences for the College of Arts & Science. Martz takes over from Linda McMullen, who recently completed her second term in the...
Wotherspoon elected CSA president
posted June 4, 2014
Terry Wotherspoon, head of the Department of Sociology, has been elected president-elect of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA). The CSA is the national association representing the...
Public Forum on Solitary Confinement
(December 1, 2014)