Wade M. Cole portrait
  • Associate Professor, Sociology Department

Current Courses

Fall 2018

  • SOC 101-002
    Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 1010-002
    Intro To Sociology
    Location: SW 134 (Grad. Sch Social Wk)
  • SOC 3877-006
    Senior Thesis 1
  • SOC 6010-001
    Proseminar in Sociology
    Location: BEH S 315 (Behavioral Science Building)
  • SOC 6050-001
    Classical Soc Theory
    Location: BEH S 315 (Behavioral Science Building)
  • SOC 7800-001
    Profess Development
    Location: BEH S 315 (Behavioral Science Building)
  • SOC 7910-001
    Research Project
  • SOC 7941-001
    Research Instruction I
  • SOC 7942-001
    Research Instruction II
  • SOC 7999-001
    Continuing Registration

Spring 2018

Teaching Philosophy

Sociology gives people a new way of seeing the world, albeit a world that cannot really be “seen” at all. Powerful microscopes and telescopes enable physical scientists to unlock the secrets of atoms and peer deep into the universe, but sociologists seek to explain no less than what people do and why they do it. Although the social forces that shape our thoughts, our behaviors, and our interactions with others cannot always be observed, they nevertheless become acutely visible to the trained eye. Sociology provides that training and offers suggestions about where to look, helping people to understand a bit better than before the world around them and their individual places within it.