Social MovementsLocation: BEH S 102 (Social & Behavioral Science Bl)
Senior Thesis 1
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.