The Sociology Major at Davidson

The Davidson Sociology community is comprised of active and engaged faculty members who, while being maintaining positions of leadership in academic sociology, center their teaching and advising work in their professional identities.

Sociology majors are working researchers–they have the opportunity to present at academic conferences, co-publish with their professors, and distinguish themselves during their time at Davidson. Whether looking forward to futures in industry, social justice, the academy or the government, our majors have the background to effect positive social change.

Courses You Might Take

EDU 131

Schools, Cinema & Amer Culture


This course explores how "school films" have become authoritative texts on what counts as good education. We will examine how students, educators, and school communities are represented in film, particularly in regard to race, nation, class, gender, sexuality, and…

SOC 275

Mass Media and Society


This course will evaluate mass media and its role in contemporary society using sociological lenses of conflict theory. Specifically, we will use Fisher's capitalist realism lens in learning about the boundaries placed on self and society within a…

COM 207

Trump, Race, & U.S. Media


This course will teach students how to navigate contentious discussions concerning race in the age of Trump. We will explore how media are handling and mishandling the use of race in the current political environment, how to honestly contend with the issue…