Sociology examines how power, culture, and institutions influence the lives of people and activities of organizations.

Studying sociology enables students to situate their own lives in broader context and to understand the dynamic development and interplay of political, economic, and cultural forces.

Training in sociology cultivates skills graduates use in a variety of careers and civic activities: drawing on diverse perspectives to make informed judgments, evaluating multiple forms of evidence to interpret events, developing comprehensive understandings of social life, and clearly communicating ideas.

shantee rosado

What is a global citizen?

Shantee Rosado ’09, winner of the 2009 Global Citizenship Student Award, shares her views on the topic and her aspirations for life after Macalester.