Explore. See. Understand.
Sociology is the scientific study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. It analyzes and explains human interaction in our personal lives, in our communities, and in the world. Sociology helps us look beyond the surface, look at issues from multiple perspectives, it helps us look through the sociological lens. Sociology will help you connect your individual experiences to societal factors.
The sociology minor offers you the opportunity to expand your horizon while complementing your major field of study. Take courses in criminology and deviance, family and human services, race and ethnic relations, urban institutions and the occupational world, and in program evaluation.
Speak with a sociology professor to find out how you can incorporate a sociology minor in your academic plan.
Madhumita "Mita" Banerjee
Mita Banerjee is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology department. She teaches courses in Sociology of Education, Statistics, and Research Methods. Her current research interest lies in gaining insight into factors that motivate and deter first generation and under prepared students in choosing online courses and the areas of improvement necessary to enhance their online learning experience. Additionally, she is interested in investigating the role of unequal access to health care in exacerbating social inequalities in well-being.
Xun "George" Wang, Full Professor
Full Professor - Sociology
Dr. Xun (George) Wang is a full professor of Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. His research focuses on global social change, organizational studies and China studies. He has published four books including Global Sociology, Human Resource Management and more than sixty articles in Journal of International Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Youth Studies, Asian Pacific Business Review, Journal of Third World Studies and Journal of Asian and Africa Studies, etc. He is the recipient of 2012 Research and Creative Activity Award at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the University of Wisconsin System Teaching Scholar of 2014. He directed international exchange programs with the funding from the US Department of States, the US Department of Education and the Fulbright Foundation (funding exceeding $600,000).
Shi "Shi Hae" Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Sociology/Anthropology
Dr. Kim is interested in institutional program evaluation, childhood sociology and mantling racism among Asian Americans. She graduated from University of Michigan in 1995 with a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education. She is a multi-disciplinary scholar with the background of Sociology and Education.