Sociology Goes to Camp

May 20, 2016

Shift2Green spearheads partnership with Oakton Community College.  Sociology Students sort through the archives at the Historic Methodist Campground and will reflect on their findings as part of their Service Learning Project under the direction of Oakton Faculty Lecturer, Cheryl Thayer. 

 

Photo by Karen Tate, HMC 

 

Sociology is the systematic study of human societies, the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists not only study patterns of social interaction in groups, organizations, and societies, they also investigate the underlying social structures that shape our everyday lives. The perspective developed in sociology encourages a critical examination of a world we often take for granted.

 

The subject matter of sociology is broad, including analyses of culture, deviance, social class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender, among others. Through these topics, sociologists seek to understand how social patterns can unite us into one society, and/or divide us, privileging some people over others.

 

Service is a method of learning valued by OCC.  To lean more visit Oakton Community College.

 

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