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About the Department

Sociology Faculty

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Sociology is the systematic study of societies, groups, and human interaction. As a community of social scientists committed to the Christian faith, the SPU sociology faculty seek to educate students in the perspectives and methods of sociology in order to prepare students for faithful service and leadership.

Our Mission

The central premise of sociology is that the individual cannot be understood apart from societal and interpersonal contexts. Therefore, our coursework is designed to help students gain perspective on themselves and the world around them through an analysis of social structure and culture.