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 331

Community Engagement & Change


An examination of community engagement through a range of theoretical lenses. After interrogating constructions of "community," "service," and "civic engagement," we will explore the ways in which topics such as social justice, civic engagement, empowerment, diversity, and the…

SOC 370

Major Sociological Theorists

Kim, Marti, Ewoodzie

This course provides an introduction to the central issues in sociological theory.  We will draw from both the "classical" period as well as the major "contemporary" developments of sociology through examining major figures and ideas of…

SOC 105

Race, Religion, & Donald Trump


The purpose of this course is to gain appreciation for sociological analysis at the intersection of race-ethnicity and religion through the life experience of Barack Obama. We will consider a number of topics including the broader and complex effects…