Skip to Main Content


Sociology enables us to understand the structure and dynamics of society, and their intricate connections to patterns of human behavior and individual life changes. It examines the ways in which the forms of social structure - groups, organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, sex, age, or race) and various social institutions (such as kinship, economic, political, or religious) affect human attitudes, actions, and opportunities.


The discipline also explores how both individuals and collectivities construct, maintain, and alter social organization in various ways. Sociology asks about the sources and consequences of change in social arrangements and institutions, and about the satisfactions and difficulties of planning, accomplishing, and adapting to such change. Areas studies in examining social dynamics include: culture, values, socialization, cooperation, conflict, power, exchange, inequality, deviance, social control, violence, order, and social change.


Advisors for this discipline are also instructors, which means that their availability for advising will be limited and very specific.

LBCC Sociology Advisor:
Arfa Aflatooni


Sociology documents and resources:
2013 - 2014 Planning Guide for Associate of Science, Sociology Emphasis  
Interested in a BS, BA in Sociology at OSU? Check out the major requirements and speak to an advisor.