What is Sociology? What Makes Groups Tick?
If psychology is the study of individual behavior, sociology is the study of group behavior and the social institutions people form. Through scientific and observational research, sociologists help us to understand group dynamics and help groups to function better as a whole. At OLLU, you will gain an understanding of research methods and also, learn how to analyze groups and social problems, engage in problem solving and implement changes.
By emphasizing both the research and practical aspects of sociology, you will acquire research and professional oral and writing skills, while also gaining the necessary sociological insight to assist in making positive changes in your community. We require a practicum so you will graduate with skills to take with you into the workplace and OLLU’s Center for Sociological Practice will provide you with ways to “do” sociological work in the San Antonio community.
Renelinda Arana, PhD
Assistant Professor and Program Director of Sociology
210-434-6711, ext. 8151
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