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 218

Gendered Com in Society


Examination of the social construction of gender in both personal relationships and professional contexts. Areas to be explored may include: culture, verbal and nonverbal communication, family dynamics and close relationships, education, organizational communication, and roles in media.


SOC 450

Identity & Community


This course resources students to conduct individual research using a selected set of analytical perspectives on how to think about the identity (the social processes of the self) and community (the social processes of group belonging). Going beyond…

SOC 206

Asians in US & Asia


This course introduces students to the sociological study of the construction of race in Asia and the making of Asian Americans in the United States. This course challenges two prevailing conventional notions: 1) history of race is irrelevant…