Minor in Sociology
Sociology is the study of how human beings live together with special attention to the social causes and consequences of human behavior, social problems and social change. CLU's Sociology Department offers dynamic teaching in some very unique and creative courses. Courses in culture explore sexuality in modern society, the problems of substance abuse and the contemporary American culture wars. Courses in social inequality provide students with an understanding of ethnic relations and the different perspectives of men and women. Finally, the student can explore the changing faces of society's most important social institutions - the family, religion and media. Many of these courses utilize experiential learning methods taking advantage of the University's unique proximity to the diverse social laboratory of Los Angeles. Sociology majors develop research skills using state-of-the-art computer software for data analysis in the social sciences. Majors will learn to think critically, ask the right questions and learn to write and speak effectively as they analyze today's most important social problems. Sociology is a valuable major for students planning careers in a wide variety of fields including human relations and counseling, social and human services, journalism, education, law and politics, public policy or church ministry.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Molly George, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology
Adina Nack, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Gender and Women's Studies
Akiko Yasuike, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Contact the Department
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Rd. #3800
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360