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People, Culture and Society



Do you want to understand why society functions the way it does? In sociology, you’ll study how human relationships and organizations work by looking at social factors like race, gender and class. Discover how culture evolves from the personal to global levels and gain insight on social problems.

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Karin Green, Success Center Specialist

Degrees in Sociology

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Following graduation, Sociology majors work in many fields, including education, law, human services, social research, community organizing, data analysis, market research or advertising. Find jobs in public health, counseling, urban planning, rehabilitation, corrections, criminal justice, or law enforcement.

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Students in the People, Culture and Society area want to learn about others in order to serve them well. They learn about the diversity of human experiences and how our relationships with each other create a deeper understanding and acceptance of our similarities. Everyone at Sierra can take advantage of opportunities to learn about others through the Student Engagement Centers programming, People and Culture Days, and other campus events. Karin Green, Support Specialist

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Looking for something else?

With more than 50 programs in total, something is bound to align with your goals. Find out which one is the right fit for you.

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    Ethnic Studies

    Learn about the nature of society and sharpen your critical thinking and research skills. This program combines anthropology, psychology, history and more.
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    Ethnic Studies
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    Women and Gender Studies

    See how gender roles have changed across history and cultures through studying across many areas such as art, psychology and anthropology.
    Women and Gender Studies

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