The study of society will expand your understanding of humanity — and prepare you for a career in a wide variety of fields.
You look around and you don't just see people going about their business. You see the potential to study social life, the social causes and consequences of human behavior, and the meaning of personal experiences in the larger social world. Our sociology curriculum will help you to understand the workings of societies and their institutions, organizations and groups by exposing you to the history, theory and methods of the discipline. We will help you to develop a "sociological imagination" and make your own discoveries about social experiences. Our teaching and research is strongly rooted in Brooklyn's rich and vibrant environment, and we offer an expanding range of internship and field research opportunities. By the time you graduate, you will be fully prepared for a career in such fields as public policy, law, education, public service, marketing and industry.
Nov. 4, 2013
The Department of Sociology at Brooklyn College is co-sponsoring a number of events at Brooklyn College this fall.
Two talks are being organized by the Students for Justice in Palestine at Brooklyn College. The first is by Josh Ruebner, whose talk — "Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace" — will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., on the sixth floor of the Student Center. The second is by Ben White, whose talk — "Israel: Apartheid, not Democracy" — will be on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., on the sixth floor of the Student Center.
In addition, we are co-sponsoring the film screening of How to Make Money Selling Drugs, sponsored by React to Film and the Film Department, on Wednesday Nov. 6, at 7 p.m., in 220 West End Building.
Finally, we are co-sponsoring the talk by Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union for Shirley Chisholm Day, on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. (in the Woody Tanger Auditorium) and 4 p.m. (in the Penthouse of the Student Center).
Contrary to reports in the media and statements from officials at Brooklyn College, the Department of Sociology decided explicitly to co-sponsor these events; it is not a "supporter," advocate, champion or endorser of these events and the views that will be expressed there.
The Department of Sociology at Brooklyn College welcomes requests to co-sponsor speakers and events from all student groups, departments and programs. We co-sponsor events because we as a department value the open and free exchange of ideas. As educators, we place great value on learning, inside and outside the classroom. At our commuter campus, students' time is scarce, as most have jobs. We want our students to care enough about ideas and about politics to plan and attend such events. By sponsoring and co-sponsoring speakers, we are not endorsing the ideas expressed. We are instead acknowledging and encouraging students' contributions to the intellectual life of the campus.
Department Chairperson: Carolina Bank Munoz
Undergraduate Deputy: Naomi E. Braine
Location: 3612 James Hall