Message from the Chair

Department of Sociology




Message from the Chair

 

The Department of Sociology at Brock University is committed to a critical, social justice approach. Faculty members research and teach about significant social issues such as critical political economy, capitalist relations of production, educational equity, environmental activism, gang violence, gender inequalities, globalization, hate crimes, sexuality, racism and animal studies. Our Department is the first university in Canada to offer a Concentration in the field of Critical Animal Studies.  Our Concentration in Criminology pushes the boundaries of criminological thinking, examining law as social control and raising ideas about social harm.

Courses enhance students' abilities to examine critically the social conventions and regulations that circumscribe our lives, and to explore possibilities for progressive social change. Students gain skills in designing social research, thinking critically, analyzing statistical data, computing, writing and making oral presentations. Our graduates move into a variety of fields, such as law, social work and teacher education, as well as pursuing further education in graduate school.

We welcome and encourage your interest in our department. Feel free to contact faculty individually or visit the department in person. Support staff and academic advisors are available to assist students in making a successful transition to university culture.
 

Kate Bezanson, Chair
Department of Sociology

 

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