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American Sociological Association: Why a Sociology Major?
"Why a Sociology Major?" in the Huffington Post
In his Huffington Post blog entry, “Why a Sociology Major?,” Daniel Little, a professor of philosophy and chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, discusses the real world value of studying sociology. He describes sociology as a scientific practice that encourages students to use empirical research methods to help understand various social issues such as race, gender, and class. Additionally, Little mentions the valuable foundation a sociological education provides students for understanding and engaging in our globalizing world. He concludes by stating: “Sociology is indeed a valuable part of a university education… It provides students with the intellectual tools needed to make sense of the shifting and conflictual social world we live in, and this in turn permits them to contribute to solutions for the most difficult social problems that we face.” Read more...