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 270

Immigration & Deportation


This course examines immigration to the United States through a sociological lens, with attention to the social, political, and historical contexts of immigration and the relationships between migrants and existing institutions and identities. migration is a rich topic…

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…

EDU 290

Oral History


In this hands-on methods course, students will build interdisciplinary research skills focused on the theory and practice of oral history.  We will explore the theories, methods, and debates surrounding one of the oldest research tools: oral testimony.  Students…