Sociology is the study of groups and society and how they affect human thoughts and behaviors. Through scientific study, we pull back the curtain on the interactions and institutions that shape who we are.
Explore the ever-changing social world and your place in it through classes ranging from race to religion, gender to social problems, technology to criminology and more. Course topics may delight you, make you angry, give you something to tweet about or talk about at the dinner table. Most of all, they will make you think about the world and help you to see it in new ways.
Check out the full Course Catalog or follow the individual links below.
- Social Problems (3crd)
- Introduction to Sociology (3crd)
- Marriage and the Family (3crd)
- Criminology (3crd)
- Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. (3crd)
- Sociology of Gender (3crd)
- Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies (3crd)
- Sociology of Religion (3crd)
- Couple Relationships (1crd)
- Technology and Society (3crd)
- Victimology (3crd)
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
- Introduction to Women’s Studies (3crd)
- Statistics for the Social Sciences (4crd)
- International Perspectives on Gender and Women (3crd)
- Gender and Women’s Studies-Study Abroad Experience (1crd)
- Introduction to Data Analytics (3crd)
Qualified students who enroll in the Madison College Honors Program have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member to research and develop an Honors Project in a particular discipline. By completing an Honors Project, you will receive general elective credits that may count toward your degree or certificate.Certificates
Office: B2254, Truax
Phone: (608) 616-3526
Office: B2240, Truax
Phone: (608) 246-6588
Office: B2250, Truax
Phone: (608) 243-4139
Jackie Jebens (Department Chair)
Office: D3618, Truax
Phone: (608) 246-6544
Office: B2240, Truax
Phone: (608) 616-3406
Office: B2246, Truax
Phone: (608) 246-6526
Office: B2254, Truax
Phone: (608) 246-6750
Email: COThompson@madisoncollege.eduOther Info
Race and Ethnic Studies Certificate
Program number: 908091CERT
Coordinator: Jackie Jebens, Sociology Department
Race and Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary certificate in which you will explore U.S. race and ethnic relations through the varied lenses of literature, history, anthropology, and sociology. These courses can help you broaden your appreciation and knowledge of the diversity of peoples, identities, aesthetics, and cultural traditions that make up the mosaic of the United States.
Race and Ethnic Studies courses will also challenge you to think critically about the roles that race and ethnicity have played in your own life and in the development of the United States. You will develop an understanding of the cultural, social, and political experiences of people of color in the U.S., explore structural inequalities and forms of resistance, and study how race and ethnicity are connected to issues that at first may seem unrelated
Gender and Women’s Studies Certificate
Program number: 908093CERT
Coordinators: Autumn Behringer and Angelika Gulbis, Sociology Department
Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary certificate in which you will explore gender and gender relations through art, literature, history, psychology and sociology. Examine themes related to gender in cultural, historical, social, national and global contexts as you broaden your appreciation and knowledge of gender identities and equality.
Topics include new themes in gender research and women's studies, visual representations of the sexes, language use by the sexes, power dynamics, gender identities, women's movement politics and generational changes. By understanding diverse life experiences, you will not only gain perspective relevant to your own life. but also develop communication skills employers want in today's workforce.
Data Analytics Certificate
Program number: 908092CERT
Coordinator: Angelika Gulbis, Sociology Department
The Data Analytics Certificate will teach you research skills for use in industry, education and beyond. Gain skills in theory, data collection, data management, data analysis, data visualization and data presentation. We will prepare you to work in academic research environments and for private or public employers. You will graduate with traits employers want, including good communication skills, ethics, logic and critical decision making.
Madison College Opportunities and Resources
- American Sociological Association
- Midwest Sociological Society
- North Central Sociological Association
- Wisconsin Sociological Association
Transfer and Advising
- Madison College Transfer Center
- Madison College Transfer Information
- Social Sciences Pre-major SharePoint Site
Sociology Faculty Advisors
Note: Please contact one of the Liberal Arts Transfer Center Advisors if the faculty advisors are not available for an appointment.