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Sociology is the scientific study of society and of human social interaction as organized in systems of social relationships, organizations, and institutions. It seeks to explain the order, disorder, and change that characterize social life as well as their implications for individuals. Major subfields offered by the Department of Sociology (SOC) include social psychology; deviance; social inequality; medical sociology; and the study of the family, schools, gender roles, ethnic and racial groups, and social classes.

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Department of Sociology
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 744
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-1547
platters [at] indiana [dot] edu