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

SOC 101

Introductory Sociology

Kim, Marti, Ewoodzie

Introduction to the scientific study of human social interaction with particular focus on the mutual influences between individuals and the groups to which they belong; the basic theories, concepts and techniques used by sociologists in…

SOC 205

Racial and Ethnic Relations


Comparative and historical study of social processes related to racial and ethnic differences in modern complex societies. Readings in theoretical and descriptive literature, focusing on issues of unequal distribution of power and privilege, racism, and ethnic prejudice.


COM 344

Stereotypes & Humor


This course centers humor communication and comedy studies with a focus on stereotypes in various public and mass communication realms, including entertainment media, stand-up comedy, interpersonal and small group settings. Theoretical frameworks on prejudice, discrimination, intersectionality, social and…